Head of Stroke Support

circa £36,000 per annum
04 Jan 2019
01 Feb 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Head of Stroke Support 

We are the UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke. 

There are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK. Almost two thirds have a disability and one third rely on others for help, making stroke one of the biggest causes of disability. 

We are continually working to improve the lives of stroke survivors and their families who deserve the very best treatment and care. We deliver amazing, life-changing support to over 60,000 stroke survivors and their families each year. We also fund research to find better treatments, campaign for better stroke care and help people understand how to spot and prevent stroke. This work is made possible by more than 4,000 talented volunteers and staff, our fantastic supporters and our strong relationships with the stroke clinical and research community. 

We work with integrity, demonstrating our values as one combined passionate, innovative, respectful and professional team. 

Together we can conquer stroke. 

Position: Head of Stroke Support - South Zone 
Location: Office based in Maidstone, covering South East and Essex 
Job Type: Fixed term maternity cover until February 2020, starting April 2019 
Hours: 35 hours per week 
Salary: circa £36,000 per annum 

Closing Date: 10 February 2019 
Interview Date: 28 February 2019 

About the role: 

We’re seeking an experienced professional who possesses the right skills to become part of our South Zone Leadership team. 

Reporting to the Zone Director, the Head of Stroke Support is responsible for a specified geography (South East and Essex) within which they proactively and strategically lead the activity of the charity. You will work closely with two other Heads of Stroke Support and our Volunteering and Community team for the South. Working as a key part of the Zone management team you will play an important role in commissioning, contract negotiation and delivery, quality improvement and development of our support services, whilst ensuring staff and volunteers are managed, developed and supported effectively. 

About you: 

You’ll have excellent interpersonal skills, a track record of working in a proactive and flexible way with the skills to lead and manage a diverse team of staff. Ideally you will have experience of management and service delivery, commissioning, contract negotiation and community development within the Health & Social Care sector or a similar environment. The role will require regular travel across the designated area and the wider zone. 

Excellent IT skills, with the ability to use data to illustrate the effectiveness of service delivery is essential as is a current driving license. 

All areas that are covered by the post are required to be flexible, both at the time of appointment but also in future. 

The use of a car with business use cover and the ability to drive is essential to be able to fulfil the requirements of the role. 

You may have experience of the following: Head of Stroke, Service Manager, Head of Stroke Support, Operations Manager, Head of Operations, Business Manager, Project Manager, Project Management, Commercial Manager, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit etc. 

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