What will I be doing?
Making sure that as many people as possible know about stroke from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities is a challenge and one that we can’t achieve on our own. As a Stroke Ambassador, you'll be helping us raise awareness of stroke, prevention and the Stroke Association in these communities.
- Playing a role in increasing our voice locally by delivering presentations or attending conferences, events and exhibitions to represent us and stroke.
- Taking blood pressures at events to raise awareness of the link between high blood pressure and stroke.
- Signposting people to our services and support by distributing and maintaining stocks of literature at GPs, health centres, gyms and other locations in your area.
- Attending cheque presentations on behalf of us.
- Supporting campaigns locally such as Make May Purple, Know Your Blood Pressure and other national campaigns.
- Representing stroke and the Stroke Association on external forums such as Healthwatch and patient/public involvement boards.
- Using social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to share key awareness and prevention messages.
- Feeding back any potential opportunities for further fundraising, volunteer support, campaigning or other support that Stroke Association staff can follow up on.
What skills and experiences do I need?
- You're able to speak and understand Urdu, Punjabi, Polish and any other relevant language.
- You enjoy meeting people and are comfortable representing the Stroke Association in public.
- You're a confident public speaker for some roles.
- You're able to travel independently in your local area and occasionally other parts of the West Midlands.
- You're enthusiastic and self-motivated.
- You associate strongly with our values and strategy and want to make a difference in your local community.
What skills and experience will I gain?
- Experience of presenting to a wide range of people (for some roles).
- Confidence in talking to the general public.
- An understanding and awareness of stroke and its effects and the challenges people face after stroke.
- An opportunity to enhance your CV or learn new skills.
- An opportunity to engage with your local community.
When do you need me?
- This is a flexible opportunity and will be as and when events are arranged in your local area.
Is this a one-off opportunity?
How many people are needed?
Any age restrictions?
- Over 18 years of age