Proud to Care Ambassadors are enthusiastic, frontline care and health staff who attend careers events and talk passionately and enthusiastically about their role in care and health. They aim to inspire people to start a career in the care and health sector and demonstrate how rewarding it can be. We currently have over 290 Ambassadors throughout Devon who attend events at schools, colleges, universities, job centres and apprenticeship events to talk honestly about their role in health and social care.
The Proud to Care Ambassadors scheme is run in association with the national Skills for Care I Care…Ambassadors initiative. The Sustainability and Transformation Programme (STP) in wider Devon, representing a large number of care and health organisations, successfully applied to be part of a pilot of Integrated Health and Social Care Ambassadors, run by Skills for Care, delivering joint activity to promote social care and health careers. The pilot ran until 30 November 2017 and is now being evaluated by Skills for Care. In Devon, we are continuing to work as an integrated service with both care and health Ambassadors.
The role descriptor for a Proud to Care Ambassador can be viewed here
If you would like to know more about Proud to Care Ambassadors, volunteer to become one, or invite a Proud to Care Ambassador to your upcoming event, please contact Nicola Dunn at ProudtoCare@devon.gov.uk
The Skills for Care website has lots of useful information about the wider I Care…Ambassador initiative.
Watch our short film clip from a jobs fair at Okehampton, which really shows how Proud to Care Ambassadors and Providers across health and care come together at events and strive to do the best for the sector as a whole.