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Hospital Trust Looking for 'Youth Ambassadors'

Youth Ambassadors

27 March 2017

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) is on the lookout for ‘youth ambassadors’ to help develop its youth services and encourage change at the Trust.

The year-long programme, which is new for 2017, will allow people between the ages of 16 and 21 to learn more about how an NHS organisation is run.

Katharine Dowson, Trust Board Secretary and lead for the programme, said: “We really want to engage with our younger membership and are therefore offering a unique opportunity for three young people to come and help us improve what we do.

“Our Membership Team will work closely with Youth Ambassadors and, over a period of 12 months, help them develop any ideas into a completed project that could have a positive impact on our patients, staff or visitors.

“The whole process will provide them with valuable work experience they can take with them wherever they go.

“There are plenty of avenues a Youth Ambassador’s involvement with the Trust can take and there are some key areas where their input will be valued, such as planning Member events and working with us on social media and design work.”

The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, has designed the voluntary roles to fit around any existing commitments, such as work or studies.

Those interested in finding out more or who would like an application form are asked to contact the Trust’s Membership Office on 01270 612365 or by emailing alexandra.berisford@mcht.nhs.uk. 

The deadline for applications is Sunday 30 April. The Youth Ambassador programme will then start in September.