We’re looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Locality Impact directorate and lead on Engagement in their area.
Position: Engagement Officer
Location: Homebased, North West with extensive travel across the locality area
Hours: 28 hours per week
Salary: Circa £19,440
Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (this will increase with service up to 30 days, full time equivalent) cashback and discount scheme, employee assistance programme, learning and development, pension scheme, Life Assurance, Eye Care vouchers, Long Service Award, Tax-free childcare, Health Cash Plan, Working Pattern Agreement, flexible working opportunities available.
Closing Date: 3 October 2021
Interview Date: 18 October 2021
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic interviews may be held via video conferencing. Please let us know if this will present any challenges when you email your application
Reporting to the Engagement Lead, the Engagement Officer will work with colleagues across the locality to deliver against engagement activity, including supporting the development of the Stroke Group Network, and building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders including groups, partners, stroke survivors and carers in the locality.
Key responsibilities will include:
- Supporting delivery against the community volunteering strategy for the locality
- Building and maintaining key relationships with key stakeholders
- Enabling peer support and self-sustaining stroke communities to flourish in the locality
- Providing management to volunteers and volunteer managers
- Supporting delivery of a localised approach to addressing health inequalities
- Volunteer recruitment
As Engagement Officer, you will have experience/understanding of:
- Managing and developing volunteers
- Working in partnership with other organisations, ideally in voluntary, health and social care
- Developing support using co-production with service users
- Supporting groups and developing networks
The ability to travel extensively across the locality is essential to be able to fulfil the requirements of the role.
To full fill the role you must abode within the U.K and have the right to work in the U.K
Please submit a CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages demonstrating how you meet the person specification and what you bring to the role in terms of your skills and experience. Please state any preferences for flexible options in your covering letter. Applications from individuals who are seeking flexible working options, including reduced hours or job shares are welcomed.
About the Organisation
When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt.
Everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there.
The charity provides specialist support, funds critical research and campaigns to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.
The organisation is working to improve the diversity of the team. Because individuality leads to a richer experience for its people and better support for those affected by stroke.
People from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. And particularly applications from those with lived experience of stroke and those from under-represented communities.
Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help rebuild them and join the team.
In 2019, the charity developed a bold new corporate strategy so that they can rebuild more lives after stroke and make a bigger difference to people’s lives. To help deliver the strategy and make a real difference, we are looking to recruit talented people to a number of new roles. If you would like to support stroke survivors to rebuild their lives, we want to hear from you!
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