Community & Youth Ambassadors Wanted
Are you passionate about being a voice in your community to help reduce violent crime?
The Violence Reduction Unit* are looking for twenty Community Ambassadors to help us connect with local communities, with the aim of reducing serious violence.
We welcome applications from anyone aged 18 years or over and are particularly interested in ensuring that the voice of young people (aged 18-25) is heard and included.
Ideally you will be an outgoing person who is knowledgeable about the area you live in and how young people may be supported and influenced to make positive choices which decreases their likelihood of carrying and or using a knife and becoming involved in violence.
You will be:
A good networker and confident about going to youth centres and organisations that work with young people
Able to act on your own initiative and without supervison
A good communicator and listener and able to empathise and support others
We will support you and the other Youth Ambassadors to work safely and will provide support through monthly meetings. We will also provide information and training opportunities.
You will be expected to attend training, events and some meetings (probably online at this time). We would also like you to hold discussions with young people and share your ideas with us about improving their lives.
During the current lockdown we are looking at different ways of communicating and have a particular interest in social media and social networks as ways to connect with people safely at this time.
This is a voluntary position but you will be paid back for any expenses incurred in the course of your work. You will also gain knowledge and skills which will help you in the future if you go into higher education or employment, as well as opportunities to make connections with other important community members and the public and voluntary sectors.
How to get involved:
Send us a short statement (around 300 words) or a short video message, telling us why you are interested in the role and how you think you could make a difference to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we receive your application we will arrange an interview (subject to availability).
Please see the VRU Community Ambassador: Detailed Background and Role Description for more information - available to download below.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Jacqueline Lockhart (VRU Community Engagement Specialist) email@example.com
*The Violence Reduction Unit is one of 18 multi-agency teams working across the UK to tackle the causes of serious violence. We recognise that our communities are our biggest asset in achieving change and we need your help to strengthen the already outstanding work which is being led by community members and organisations across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.