Job reference number:
Brighton & Hove
Hours per week:
Various hours throughout the year
Voluntary role - Expenses paid
The Grace Eyre Foundation wants to be led by people with Learning Disabilities or autism. This is so we know that we are offering and delivering services that people want and need. Our Voices is a department who support people to have their voices heard and be included in decisions about Grace Eyre. The Manager of Our Voices supports the Ambassadors in carrying out their role.
The main part of the Ambassador role is to attend Ambassador meetings. Ambassador meetings are so people can have their voices heard on issues that affect them.
We currently have monthly Ambassador meetings in Brighton, Bognor and Chichester and Worthing. Ambassadors attend the Ambassador meeting that is closest to where they live. We also have meetings on Zoom for people that live far away. Ambassadors have a chance to speak in these meetings and let us know what they think of the services we deliver or things they think we should be doing differently.
Ambassadors sometimes attend other Grace Eyre meetings such as the Senior Management or Operations meetings.
They also help run other meetings, such as;
Ambassadors will be given lots of notice if they are asked to attend any of these meetings.
The Ambassadors also work on projects where they give advice (or consultations) with Grace Eyre or other organisations. Sometimes, the Ambassadors create and deliver presentations for people at Grace Eyre or other organisations. This is so we can let people know what we are doing.
Each year, Our Voices is involved in campaigning on a number of issues we think are important. Ambassadors who sit on the Campaigns Committee help to run these campaigns. Sometimes this means giving advice to a campaign on how it should run, attending campaign workshops or protesting.
“We want ambassadors who are fun, are good at their role and who would like to be part of our team” – Fran (Ambassador and Meeting Facilitator).
No applicant for employment or employee will be treated less favourably than another on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership or pregnancy & maternity, and we encourage applications from people with learning disabilities or identify with being on the autistic spectrum/neurodiverse.
We are also:
Successful applicants will be required to provide details of 2 referees (one must be your most recent employer) and undertake an enhanced DBS Disclosure.
Closing Date: Rolling Deadline