The Health Ambassadors scheme encourages people working and/or studying in healthcare to volunteer one hour per year to speak in schools about their roles, or participate in careers events and activities.
The aims of the scheme are to:
- attract and ensure the future healthcare workforce by getting young people interested in your job, profession or sector which can help develop the talent pool and ensure a skilled workforce in the future.
- ensure the future healthcare workforce is representative of the communities it seeks to serve.
- help young people make informed choices about the range of job roles within the NHS. Going into state schools and colleges can help dispel myths about jobs and professions, and importantly, ensure that young people have a realistic view of the world of work and the routes into it.
If you are interested in offering an hour of your time please complete the volunteer register for the scheme.
View the step into the NHS guide with lots of great ideas for NHS volunteers visiting schools.
Gayle Bennett - Health Ambassador
Over 25 years I have had a variety of roles since 2018 I have been Deputy Matron Recruitment, Retention & Wellbeing within Rampton Hospital. I am an Ambassador for Change, who understands the strategy vision of People and Culture2017-2022. I continue to share my experience, transferable skills, fresh ideas and motivation to influence teams in culture change to strive for improvement.
Over the last 2 years I have changed the way we recruit to Value based Assessments of candidates to strive to have the best people to care for our patients. That is why I became a Mental Health First Aider in April 2019, as I am committed to staff Mental & Physical Wellbeing. Caring for all our staff and giving them the correct support and skills to maintain their own mental and physical health will enable them with the resilience to look after the health of our patients. To make the Trust a Great Place to Work with shared values of trust, honesty, teamwork, compassion and respect we need to be rejuvenated, the nine workforce wellbeing principles of Health Education England.