Responsibility 1: Broadcasting
Arguably the most important responsibility of an ambassador is to broadcast and share information. Our ambassadors essentially act as a point of contact for us within their team, making you key in our ability to communicate with colleagues.
In some areas, we know that a colleague’s ability to learn about new developments in health and wellbeing might be highly limited due to the day-to-day pressure of the role. The role of an ambassador is to essentially resolve that issue by using your knowledge of what works best for your team and providing updates that way.
Doing this could look any number of ways, but some of the most common ways our ambassadors have helped us to tackle the problem include:
- Starting and regularly updating a dedicated health and wellbeing noticeboard in their area
- Leading a five-minute slot in regular team meetings to provide updates around anything new
- Acting as a ‘filter’ by only forwarding on information about support, events and opportunities that are likely to be relevant to those in the team
- Developing an internal team newsletter that features health and wellbeing matters prominently
- Printing bulletins or newsletters and leaving them in staff rooms
Because of the importance of this responsibility, those that aren’t quite sure how to best communicate with their team or who do not feel that they’d realistically have time to share information are asked to refrain from applying to be an ambassador.