New UK operating model for Stroke Association creates NI board opportunity

Posted By:
Co3 Chief Officers 3rd Sector

2nd Nov 2021

The Stroke Association gives life-changing support to over 65,000 stroke survivors and carers across Northern Ireland and Great Britain each year through its local face-to-face stroke recovery services and its telephone and online support services.


Like many Chamber business members, it has reconfigured its services since the onset of COVID-19 to meet the changing demands of the people that use its services, and the staff and volunteers who deliver them.  In a period where change is the only constant, it has even managed to introduce two new services to support newly discharged stroke survivors and volunteer-led peer support for stroke survivors for whom the pandemic meant greater social isolation.


Its high performing teams have built strong foundations in recent years through investing in infrastructure, branding, digital capability, people and leadership development, which means that it also maintained a strong financial position with healthy reserves, even when the going was toughest.


The organisation makes sure that the needs of people from all parts of the UK are accounted for through its national advisory groups, including Northern Ireland.  It is searching for a new Chair of the NI Advisory Group who will also sit on the UK-wide board.  If you are passionate about improving the lives of people affected by Stroke, if you’re interested in joining a board that’s not afraid of taking informed risks and responding to new challenges with creativity, and you can bring sound decision-making skills, Stroke Association wants to hear from you.

Learn more about this volunteer board vacancy from Stroke Association’s board recruitment partners – Patrick Minne at Engage 07792 509003 – or download the information pack from