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15 Feb
StrokeSafe Speaker Sydney Metro (West & South)
NSW, Sydney

About the organisation

The Stroke Foundation is a national charity that partners with the community to prevent, treat and beat stroke. We stand alongside stroke survivors and their families, healthcare professionals and researchers. We build community awareness and foster new thinking and innovative treatments. We support survivors on their journey to live the best possible life after stroke. We are the voice of stroke in Australia and we work to: 


  • Raise awareness of the risk factors, signs of stroke and promote healthy lifestyles.  
  • Improve treatment for stroke to save lives and reduce disability. 
  • Improve life after stroke for survivors. 
  • Encourage and facilitate stroke research. 
  • Advocate for initiatives to prevent, treat and beat stroke.  
  • Raise funds from the community, corporate sector and government to continue our mission. 


Our Values of Courage, Excellence, Compassion, Integrity and Leadership are an integral part of our culture, brand and positioning. These values inform our decisions and behaviours in our dealings internally within the organisation, and externally with our stakeholders. All workforce members will demonstrate behaviors aligning with these Stroke Foundation values. 


The Stroke Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. ​

About the program

he Stroke Foundation's StrokeSafe program aims to raise the profile of stroke as a major health issue and the role of the Stroke Foundation in fighting it.
A key component is stroke prevention and awareness activities. StrokeSafe presentations are offered across Australia to community groups, workplaces and as part of special events.
Talks are delivered by trained volunteers to groups to raise awareness of what stroke is, how to reduce stroke risk, how to recognise the signs of stroke (using the F.A.S.T. test) and what services are provided by the Stroke Foundation. Training and presentation resources are provided to ensure StrokeSafe presentations are delivered consistently across Australia.
Stroke Foundation volunteers also assist in delivering a number of community events and programs nationally and within specific states including:

  •        Australia's Biggest Blood Pressure Check
  •        National Stroke Week (August)
  •        Education sessions at health and wellness events
  •        Displays at other community events such as shopping centres or festivals.​​

By participating as a volunteer, you will support the local state team and the StrokeSafe Program to deliver agreed work plans and educate Australians about stroke.

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Complete an average of 10 events/presentations per calendar year in your local area
  • Proactively promote presentations within your local community and encourage a variety of groups to host a presentation, especially those in priority areas (Metro Sydney).
  • Deliver endorsed messages in StrokeSafe presentations in a consistent and approved manner
  • Distribute any resources relevant to each presentation
  • Assist with specific Stroke Foundation events. Duties may include greeting and marshalling attendees, assisting with questionnaires, distributing information and being a media Ambassador
  • Process any relevant reimbursement claims in a timely manner including providing any required supporting material
  • Notify manager of any issues in a prompt manner or any if your availability changes
  • Other duties as required
Note – volunteers are not permitted to give any medical advice or answer any questions that are medical in nature.

Your Background/ Skills & experience 

  • Good verbal communication skills to deliver clear information to community group
  • Willingness to learn and become familiar with content of StrokeSafe presentation
  • Basic computer literacy and a willingness to learn
  • Residents from the following Sydney metro Local Government Area's will be highly regarded - Blacktown, Camden, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, City of Parramatta, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Penrith, Strathfield, Sutherland Shire.

  •  Access to a car (travel reimbursement is available) and willingness to travel within the above-mentioned Local Government Area's would be highly regarded
  • Ability to work with others and understand the perspectives of others
  • Enthusiastic, confident and a positive outlook
  • Punctual and well presented
  • No prior experience required.

​Work Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • All employees will contribute to a healthy positive and supportive work environment
  • All employees must comply with Stroke Foundation's Work Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • All employees must adopt safe work practices that comply with Work Health and Safety requirements and must not wilfully place at risk the health and safety of any other person in the workplace.
  • The physical requirements of the position (or any physical limitations) will be discussed prior to your commencement; and​

Pre-Employment Checks 

This position is subject to the following:  

  • National Police Check. 
  • Reference Checks.   
  • Evidence of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination is required for this role (unless a valid exemption exists). ​