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Community Champion

Use your people skills to help promote St John's Hospice services among local ethnic minority and faith communities.

Role overview
Minority groups are currently under represented at St John’s Hospice due to a lack of awareness of how to access this incredible care whether it is at the Hospice or at home.

As volunteer Community Champion you will supported by St John's BME Outreach worker to:
- understand what Sue Ryder does, in particular the range of services offered by St John’s Hospice
- identify diverse community groups and local organisations
- organise presentations (delivered either by the BME Outreach Worker or by the Community Champion) to raise awareness of the services available
- maintain relationships and build trust with BME and faith groups, especially when new services are rolled out
- feedback cultural or religious barriers so that services can be improved
- refer palliative BME patients to key services, and record referrals
- refer expressions of interest in volunteering or fundraising to colleagues and inform the Outreach Worker.

Commitment
1 – 2 Hours per week. (Preferably for a 12 month period)

Skills and experience
Ideally you will have:
- good organisational skills
- the ability to network with people from all backgrounds
- good communications skills
- the ability to work on your own initiative.
No previous experience is required, as all training will be provided.

Benefits
- The opportunity to play an important and rewarding role in promoting life changing services among traditionally harder to reach groups.
- Induction training, on-going support and regular supervision.
- Agreed out of pocket expenses.

This is a great opportunity to develop your experience in your local community while making a real difference to individuals living with life-limiting conditions.