The Stroke Association is the UK’s biggest stroke charity, working across the UK. We’re here to support people to rebuild their lives after stroke. We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.
Our work is urgent, and it is vital. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and adult disability in the UK. It can also have a huge impact on the carers, family and friends of stroke survivors. There are over 1.3 million people living with the effects of stroke in the UK, with 100,000 strokes happening each year. That’s one stroke every five minutes.
We give life-changing support to over 65,000 stroke survivors and carers across all four countries of the UK each year.
As the population ages, the number of strokes is projected to double over the next 20 years. We know that it is crucial that we act to ensure that stroke is better understood and stroke survivors and carers get the support they need, both now and in the future.
As part of our succession planning, we are seeking two new trustees and an independent advisor to join us in bringing wise governance and strategic guidance to our work:
- Customer Experience and Product Specialist (Trustee), who will help us to continue developing and embedding a customer-first culture. You will have a strong track record in large-scale strategic consumer experience planning, implementation and measurement, ideally within the commercial B2C services or health sector.
- Investment Committee Chair (Trustee), who will bring strong investment oversight, management or governance experience, to help us make astute use of our reserves to generate investment returns, while helping us manage financial risk.
- Audit and Risk Committee Member (Independent Advisor), who will bring expertise in business, accountancy, audit or charity finance, and experience in identifying and managing risk across a number of key areas including finance and reputation risk.
Please consider whether these opportunities might exercise your expertise and your commitment to dramatically improve outcomes and quality of life for stroke survivors and their carers.
CLICK HERE to download our recruitment pack and for further information.
The roles of Trustees and Independent Advisors are not accompanied by any financial remuneration; however, we willingly cover expenses within the Stroke Association’s expenses policy.
Stroke Association is working with Macaulay Search on this appointment process.
Application is by submission of CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 14th July 2021.
Thank you for your interest in the work of Stroke Association. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Laura Bagley on the email address above if you have any questions about this opportunity.
We want to reduce barriers to inclusion. Help us understand who’s applying for and getting roles with us by completing our equal opportunities form. This helps us continue to identify anything that’s getting in the way for people looking to join us. This information does not form part of your application.
We are working to build a more diverse organisation. One where we recognise and promote everyone’s individuality with kindness, and where we harness the value and diversity that everyone brings to help deliver our goals. We encourage applications from anyone who wants to be part of that future. And in particular, we would encourage anyone with lived experience of stroke to apply.