Information on Public Health Volunteer role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Public Health and Wellbeing team to help us raise awareness of breast cancer.

The role

As a Public Health volunteer, you will deliver online Public Health talks on behalf of Breast Cancer Now to raise awareness of our key prevention and early detection messages, championing our work in local communities and workplaces across the UK. 

Public health talks cover important information about breast cancer, including: key facts and figures; breast awareness and the importance of early detection; signs and symptoms; what to do if you find a new or unusual change, what you can do to help reduce your risk and the myths and misconceptions associated with developing the disease.

Delivering talks online allows us to continue delivering our public health messages whilst social distancing restrictions are in place. 

About us

We’re Breast Cancer Now, the charity that’s steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future.

Our vision is that by 2050, everyone diagnosed with breast cancer will live and is supported to live well

About you

We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic and motivated to make a real difference. Public Health Volunteers will help us achieve our ambition by ensuring the people they speak to:

  • are aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, so that more people can access treatment and support services as soon as possible.
  • understand how they can help reduce their risk of breast cancer by adopting healthier lifestyles.

As a confident public speaker, you will have excellent communication skills and have experience of using virtual conferencing platforms to participate in meetings or events.  You’ll be reliable, organised and self-sufficient with a commitment to represent Breast Cancer Now in a professional manner.

Practical considerations

As talks will take place on video conferencing platforms it is important that volunteers have access to a laptop, desktop, or similar device and have an appropriate space to deliver talks uninterrupted. This includes having good internet connection and a quiet space away from any caring responsibilities. 

Full training is provided and will be a mixture of online sessions delivered on Zoom, self-directed learning and independent reading.

Online training sessions are mandatory to attend. Dates and times are still to be confirmed however, they are likely to take place in early November over 3 afternoon or early evening sessions.

More information can be found in the Role Description.