Strategic Community Ambassador

NHS Sussex

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Purpose of the Role

As a Strategic Community Ambassador, you will ensure that the needs of people and communities are central to the design, ongoing monitoring and development of health and care services. 

What will you do?

  • You will work with clinicians and managers on specific projects and tasks to represent the public and act as a “critical friend”.
  • You will use any specific skills, knowledge or experience you have to help NHS Sussex reach decisions at a strategic level.
  • This may involve scrutinising board papers, inputting into or leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which you have special expertise.


  •  A passion for the quality of health and social care service delivery
  •  Good communication and interpersonal skills
  •  Confidence, tact and diplomacy
  •  Able to influence
  •  Appreciate differing points of view
  •  A reliable and flexible approach
  •  Ability to think strategically
  •  Good, independent judgement
  •  Enjoys working as a member of a team.


  •        The opportunity to make a real difference to your community
  •        Training, regular support and shadowing experienced volunteers
  •        Reimbursement of all travel and reasonable out of pocket expenses.

Practical Considerations

  • Community Ambassadors choose which activities to be involved in. 
  • Prior to joining a project there will be a discussion about the work and what is expected.
  • There is no minimum requirement of hours or commitment, all time given is appreciated. Each project will demand different levels level of commitment and reliability which will be discussed with the Community Ambassador. For example, a project could meet monthly for two hours for a six month period or be a much shorter or more flexible event.
  • There is also an expectation that volunteers will identify sufficient time to prepare for the meeting i.e. read any advance papers circulated (Assuming distribution has been timely). 
  • Meetings are usually held virtually so access to a computer/tablet and reliable internet is required.  Meetings are usually held during normal working hours.

When do I need to be available?

Details Time commitment and availability will vary depending on the project.
Morning Afternoon Evening

Register your Interest

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  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training