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?

  • No

How many people are needed?

  • Two

Any age restrictions?

  • Over 18 years of age