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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
We Are Recruiting for Volunteer Trustees…
Different Strokes is seeking to recruit additional Trustees to compliment the existing Board. Trustees are fundamental to helping to set and maintain the vision, mission and values of Different Strokes.
With the rest of the Board of Trustees you will ensure that policy and practices of Different Strokes are in keeping with its aims and objectives.
If you are a marketing or fundraising professional, we would especially like to hear from you as your skills will compliment our existing Board of Trustees.
You can download the pack to find out more information HERE
To apply please send an up-to-date CV along with your supporting statement to email@example.com which should address and evidence the selection criteria detailed in the person specification.
Different Strokes is a national charity run by younger stroke survivors for younger stroke survivors. There are 100,000 strokes in the UK every year, and 1 in 4 of these happen to someone of working age or younger. We aim to promote independent stroke recovery and help these younger stroke survivors to reclaim their lives.
Different Strokes is the only peer to peer support charity in the UK. We have been supporting younger stroke survivors for 22 years, and our core areas of work are:
• A network of exercise and peer support groups in the UK
• Online peer to peer support
• Family support
• Practical information and resources
We now have a vacancy for a group network support officer to provide support to our groups. The ideal candidate will have experience of working with support groups or people with disabilities. Excellent communication and relationship building skills are essential, as is having a pro-active approach to work and being a self-starter. Regular travel and working occasional unsocial hours will also be a feature of the role.
The role will be based alongside our small team of six other staff in Milton Keynes, but will involve travelling to the groups across the UK. Initially the role is offered as 18 hours per week on a 12 month contract, but there is potential for this to be extended.
To apply for this position please send a CV and a supporting statement addressing all criteria on the person specification to firstname.lastname@example.org
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Austin Willett on 01908 317618.
Closing date: Monday 4 June 2018
Interviews to be held w/c 11 June 2018
To download the job description please click here
Looking to volunteer?
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 email@example.com 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
Volunteer Administrator – Winchester
We are looking to find a volunteer with great administrative skills in the Winchester area. To assist another volunteer who is a younger stroke survivor to get a group started in the Winchester area.
The role would include general administrative support, help with the organisation of venue and promotion of the new group for a few hours each month.
To apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Different Strokes is an equal opportunities employer, and we are committed
to training and developing staff and volunteers.