Become an Ask for Evidence ambassador

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Should you really replace your mattress every 7 years?

 

Sense about Science is recruiting 20 new volunteer ambassadors around the UK to lead the Ask for Evidence campaign. 

Ask for Evidence is a public campaign that holds powerful figures, companies, organisations and public bodies to account. It helps people challenge claims in news stories, adverts and policies and ask for the evidence behind them. It’s making sure a discussion on the evidence happens when it really matters.

Becoming an ambassador is an opportunity to encourage others in your region to Ask for Evidence by giving talks, running activities and talking with community groups about issues that matter to them. 

Our ten existing ambassadors have already reached over 50,000 people and over 1500 people have asked for evidence on issues ranging from health supplements, speed limits, contraception and education to alcohol, IVF and pollution.

Now we are aiming to build on this success with ambassadors from across the country, and all walks of life, highlighting why evidence matters to them.

Successful applicants will receive expert training in public speaking, insights into campaigning and communications and opportunities to organise and give talks. This is a great chance to help shape and deliver a national campaign. You will work closely with the friendly Sense about Science team to arrange events, give talks and collect feedback.

Ambassadors will deliver 3 - 6 talks a year and are encouraged to seek out opportunities for these in their local area on relevant issues to the community.

This position is open to anyone who cares about, uses or advocates for evidence in their lives and communities. It is unpaid but reasonable expenses will be covered.

Applicants will need to be available to attend a training day in London on Friday 10th May 2019 (travel expenses will be covered).   

To apply please send a short CV and a note explaining why you would like to be an ambassador and how you’ll bring the issues you care about to the campaign.

Please send all applications to Alex Clegg – alex@senseaboutscience.org by 5pm Friday 22nd March. If you would like an informal chat about the role then please get in touch.

 

 

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