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Work With Us

Different Strokes is a national UK charity run by younger stroke survivors for younger stroke survivors.  We are the only UK charity specialising in stroke in working age adults and children.  We have personal experience of the realities of life after stroke. Most of our staff, volunteers and trustees are stroke survivors, family members, or have a close personal connection to stroke. Different Strokes is established and overseen by younger stroke survivors and this unique insight allows us to deliver information and services that are both relevant and from the heart.

There are 100,000 strokes in the UK each year with 1 in 4 happening to somebody of working age or younger. Different Strokes aims to promote independent stroke recovery and help these younger stroke survivors reclaim their lives.

We recognise that the Different Strokes community of younger stroke survivors and family members are the experts in stroke recovery and rehabilitation with first-hand knowledge of the issues and challenges facing families after stroke. We consult with them regularly to make sure that our services are relevant and personalised.

Different Strokes are the only peer to peer stroke charity in the UK. We have been supporting younger stroke survivors for 21 years. The four key areas of our work are:

  • A growing network of support and exercise groups in the UK
  • Online peer to peer support
  • Family support
  • Practical information & Resources


Job opportunities

Strategic Business Manager 

This vacancy has arisen following the completion of the charity’s Cabinet Office Local Sustainability Fund (LSF) supported programme, which as a consequence has led us to review our organisational structure and skills needs.

As the most senior job holder responsible for the delivery of our strategy and business plans and the performance management of our small, dynamic staff team, you will help us shape and deliver our plans. A confident communicator, you will inspire confidence and build positive relationships at all levels.  A capable, strategic thinker you are able to take the initiative and work with remote supervision.

Download the application pack HERE

To apply please send an up-to-date CV along with your supporting statement to sbm-recruitment@differentstrokes.co.uk
Your supporting statement should address and evidence the selection criteria detailed in the Person Specification.

Resource Administrator 
14 hours per week  (temporary 4 month contract) 

We are looking for a hard working person with initiative to join our small and friendly team at our offices in Wolverton. You will providing additional support to the Different Strokes team during a particulary busy time. You will provide support in an administrative capacity related to marketing, fundraising (events and grants), the information line, social media, and our network of groups.

Download a job description by clicking HERE

To apply please send an up-to-date CV along with your supporting statement before Tuesday 24th October at 12 Noon to lorraine.ayres@differentstrokes.co.uk

Looking to volunteer?

stroke group fundraising

We have a wide range of volunteer roles across the UK and at our head office.   If you have time to provide us with your valuable support we would love to hear from you.  Please send us an e-mail expressing your interest to info@differentstrokes.co.uk and we will get back to you.

The volunteering roles we have on offer are as follows:

  • Volunteer administration and support at the head office based in Milton Keynes
  • Volunteer roles setting up new groups across the UK
  • Volunteer roles supporting existing groups across the UK
  • Volunteer roles for fundraising

Different Strokes is an equal opportunities employer, and we are committed

to training and developing staff and volunteers.