Now recruiting Career Ambassadors!
Posted on 7th August 2019
In preparation for the upcoming launch of our Lincolnshire Careers Support Service, the Talent Academy are seeking expressions of interest from staff and volunteers who are passionate about their role and interested in training to deliver careers guidance to students and colleagues across the Health & Care system.
What is the Careers Support Service?
Following a significant rise in the volume of careers related enquiries received by the Talent Academy, the service has been designed to provide impartial advice and guidance to staff and volunteers via telephone, email and/or face to face interventions.
The service will be delivered by a register of Talent Academy Careers Ambassadors, made up of trained volunteers from across the system, all of whom will have received appropriate training to deliver the service.
Using their own experiences in addition to up to date information provided about opportunities for development across the system, our Careers Ambassadors will assist fellow colleagues to access the range of training and education opportunities available, or to advise them on the routes to progress their career within the sector.
Why is it important?
On at least one occasion, colleagues from across the system may find themselves in a situation where impartial and unbiased careers support is needed. For some, it is not clear who to turn to or where to access information.
Our aim is to provide a centralised managed service that can assist staff to make better-informed decisions through impartial advice and guidance.
What are the benefits of becoming a Careers Ambassador?
There are many benefits to supporting the service. These include but are not limited to:
Engaging with your colleagues across the system
Opportunity to raise the profile of your profession
Personal development through receipt of training and education around the delivery of Careers Guidance
Additional opportunities to engage with your local community, schools, and colleges
How does it work?
The service will provide colleagues with impartial and unbiased careers support through a staff-led approach via the following methods:
- Online – skype or email
- Face-to-face interventions
Staff will be able to contact the Talent Academy who will hold a centralised register of Ambassadors. The Ambassador will then be contacted by the Talent Academy who will co-ordinate the delivery of the request.
Additional opportunities – Recruitment / School Career Events – Schools and colleges have a duty to provide high-quality careers information to students. With the Talent Academy Ambassador scheme 44 different school careers events were supported last academic year by staff from various professions across the sector.
The recruitment of our future workforce strongly relies on a professional presence at both local and regional events with varying audiences.
Upon notification of an event, the Talent Academy will coordinate staff attendance through our Ambassador network, based upon their availability, location, and area of interest.
Full training and support will be provided. We are looking to launching the services on the 16th September, so if you have an interest in supporting others and would be willing to volunteer your services, the Talent Academy will love to hear from you!
If you would like further information please email: NHS.Talent@ULH.nhs.uk
Or click on the following link to download an expression of interest form Careers Service Ambassadors EOI
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