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Head of Influencing and Communications - Wales

Reference:
VAC-1639
Sector:
Advice, Charity, Health, Medical, Mental Health
Salary:
£40,000 Per Annum
Hours:
Full Time
Town/City:
Caerphilly Office + Home
Contract Type:
Permanent
Closing Date:
03/08/2018

Head of Influencing and Communications - Wales

Flexible location/home-based - with at least 2 days per week working in the Caerphilly office

c.£40,000 per annum ¦35 hours per week       

This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic leader to join the Senior Management Team in Wales and drive our vision through our influencing work.  This key role includes leading on external policy and influencing in Wales and helping to shape and deliver our communications strategies with opportunities to work collaboratively with our national Marketing and External Affairs team and colleagues across the UK.

You will be confident in delivering both written and oral communications. A sound understanding of the Welsh media and political scene, and of the policies and legislation affecting people affected by stroke in Wales is essential.

Working with stroke survivors and their carers, you will be an empathetic, determined and experienced ambassador as well as a skilled negotiator to champion our cause; engaging with top policy makers, commentators and influencers.

This is a fast-paced, challenging and complex role, requiring a wide set of skills that include: sound leadership, strategy development, bilingual communication delivery and using influencing skills to achieve positive change.

You will show excellent interpersonal skills to lead a dedicated team in Wales and successfully manage a diverse range of collaborative internal and external relationships.

Travel to meetings around the UK and occasional overnight stays are a requirement of this post.

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.

For more information and to apply please go to https://www.stroke.org.uk/jobs/head-influencing-and-communications

Closing Date: 3 August 2018

Interview Date: To be confirmed