Become a Not in our community ambassador.
This is your chance to influence the campaign and help your school or group to get involved in projects to help protect young people from grooming and sexual exploitation. Being part of this programme will not only help others, but it will provide you with meaningful work experience and the opportunity to develop your media, creative, acting, and leadership skills.
We’re looking for Not in our community (NIOC) Ambassadors to work alongside our campaign team to help with things such as:
- Creating videos and photo stories,
- Acting, writing and directing,
- Social media takeovers,
- Creating activities and working with your teachers to raise awareness,
- Focus groups and workshops,
- Getting feedback and survey in your school.
As a NIOC Ambassador, you would be expected to attend training sessions and catch ups working closely with the core team and your school to improve the knowledge of all students through organising activities and distributing resources.
Not in our community is a co-produced campaign. This means we take the views of young people seriously and always offer the opportunity to feed into new resources. As an Ambassador you would be key in helping to facilitate this. We would expect you to provide direct feedback as well as helping to organise and run discussion groups within your school.
We are looking for organised, driven and confident students who still have a minimum of one year remaining at school to work with us. If you think you have what it takes to make a difference, get in touch!
We need you!
To be an ambassador you must have the support of a teacher or supervisor at your school or youth group. It’s important that you have the support of a trusted adult to give advice and permissions where needed.
Interviews will be held (online or in person) focusing on your strengths as a potential ambassador and why you are interested – we don’t expect experts at this stage although some prior knowledge of the subject would be an advantage.
What are you committing to?
If you are selected as an ambassador, you will take part in an organised 2-day training workshop. You don’t have to come but it is the best opportunity to get stuck in and create resources and materials for the campaign.
Following this; you would be our representative in your school or group – working with teachers and youth workers to distribute materials and plan ways to raise awareness and challenge views amongst your fellow students and friends.
You’d work with us to create new content for our social media, getting involved in writing, photography, acting, and lesson plans. There is also the option to help us run workshops and drive the direction of our social media with our Ambassador takeover.
If you attend the training and don’t think this is for you, don’t worry, though we hope that you’ll be onboard to work with us to make this important work even stronger!