Health and Social Care Ambassador Programme
Information on the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Health and Social Care Ambassador Programme, which aims to help connect staff with schools to give talks about the wide and stimulating range of careers across health and care.
Could you help motivate next generation of health and social care workers in the area? Local organisations have launched the Health and Social Care Ambassador programme, offering people working or studying in health and social care the opportunity to speak in schools and colleges about their roles, sharing their career journeys and inspiring the next generation of health and social care professionals.
The programme aspires to:
- Support young people to make informed choices and consider the full range of roles and professions within health and social care, help to dispel myths and ensure young people have a realistic view of the world of work and the routes into it.
- the future healthcare workforce by getting young people interested in different roles and professions within health and social care.
- develop the talent pool and ensure a skilled workforce in the future.
Being a Health and Social Care Ambassador is free, easy, effective and fun. Ambassadors and education providers are connected securely online, and volunteering takes place either virtually or near were you live or work as ambassadors can specify the geographic locations that suits them. Disclosure and Barring Service are not needed for career insights talks and educational activities, as a teacher is always present.
By providing just three hours of your time per year to take part in careers events and activities, you could inspire a young person, or group of young people to take the first steps in a career like yours.
Once signed up, you will be invited to a training session and provided with access to a quarterly support group. When you feel comfortable, you will be invited by a school or college to take part in careers fairs, career networking or lunchtime talks to young people. Schools and colleges will send secure messages directly to ambassadors to see if they can attend. Typically, ambassadors will visit a school or college once a year to speak with young people.
Please click the following link to register your interest in becoming an Ambassador:
Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire health and social care organisations have launched an ambassador scheme to help connect staff with schools to give talks about the wide and stimulating range of careers across health and social care. The aim is to inspire the next generation of nurses, carers, physios, IT professionals, engineers, advocacy workers, occupational therapists and more than 100 other careers.
The Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Health and Social Care Ambassador Programme has a range of professionals able to come to schools to talk about a career in health and social care – including both clinical and non-clinical roles in the community, hospital or care homes.
By talking about their job and career history, staff will help to illustrate the connection between what students are studying in the classroom and the potential job opportunities available in health and social care. It is also an opportunity to highlight the role science, technology, engineering and maths subjects have for some professional careers in the NHS.
At the sessions, staff will talk about about the disciplines that they work in and what choices and qualifications led them to that career path. They will also share stories about what they enjoy about their role and memories of their careers so far.
Please click the following link to register your interest: