Research Engagement Officer


35 hours per week

The Stroke Association is the leading UK stroke charity. We have been leading the fight against stroke for over 20 years. We influence and campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best possible recovery.

This is a very exciting time for our charity and we hope you will join us on our journey. We believe in a world where there are fewer strokes and all those touched by stroke get the help they need.

We fund world-class research to develop new treatments and ways to prevent the devastation of stroke. Breakthroughs in treatment have halved the number of people dying from stroke in the UK but it is still the second biggest killer in the world. That is why we are involved in projects across the globe.

The Research Engagement Officer role will manage our the engagement activities with those affected by stroke, working to improve how they are involved in the research activities of the Stroke Association’s Research team. The role will lead on the arrangement of engagement activities with funded researchers, fellows and lecturers, and will also work with colleagues in fundraising and external affairs to engage researchers and service users into a range of Stroke Association events and activities.

The post holder will provide support to the Research team in managing the varied portfolio of high quality research funded by the Stroke Association, including support of the research awards adjudication process. They will also assist the efficient running of the Research Department, including the administration of on-going research awards and handling external enquiries.

With a professional attitude, you will have a degree in a biological science subject, and be able to develop a good knowledge of stroke disease and treatment. An excellent team worker with a proven ability to manage your workload and work unsupervised, you will be proficient with a range of IT systems and databases.

Tactful and diplomatic, you will have good communication skills with the ability to deal with a range of stakeholders, an understanding of medical research environment, research funding processes and a commitment to service user involvement.

The role offers an ideal opportunity to join a diverse team making a real difference to stroke survivors across Europe.

Join us and together we can conquer stroke.

For more information and to apply please click on the Apply link now!

Closing Date: 18 September 2016
Interview Date: 29 September 2016


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