London HIV Confident Ambassador
About Fast Track Cities London
Fast-Track Cities is a global movement to end new HIV cases by 2030. London is already leading the way in diagnosis and treatment but is now aiming to be the first city in the world to end new cases of HIV. London intends to get to zero new HIV diagnoses, zero preventable deaths and zero stigma by 2030, making sure everyone with HIV is living well. Read more about Fast-Track Cities London here: https://fasttrackcities.london/our-work/ending-stigma/
About the Ambassadors Programme
Terrence Higgins Trust have been commissioned to deliver the Ambassadors Programme for Fast Track Cities London as part of the HIV Charter Programme: https://fasttrackcities.london/new-charity-partnership-for-hiv-anti-stigma-charter/
We will work closely with the Programme partners (NAT/NAM/Positively UK) to ensure that the voices and lived experiences of people with HIV are central to all awareness training and Charter work.
The Ambassadors Programme will empower people living with HIV to challenge internalised/self-stigma, increase knowledge about HIV and support improvements around attitudes towards HIV.
Purpose of the role:
As the London Fast Track Cities Ambassador, you will serve as a role model in tackling HIV stigma. It is intended that ambassadors will represent the broad range of diversity within the HIV community. The FTCI Leadership Group will be able to draw on ambassadors’ expertise and experience to support and promote all parts of the London Fast Track Cities programme, including the HIV Charter.
All Ambassadors must be 18 years or over
As our Ambassadors speak about their experience of living with HIV, we are therefore unable to accept applications from people not living with HIV.
You should be at least six months post diagnosis. This is because we find that people who are newly diagnosed tend not to be ready to share their experience until they’ve had further support.
In summary, ambassadors will:
- Provide personal perspectives on living with HIV to a range of audiences.
- Provide short, factual approved presentations on HIV.
- Provide messaging on HIV and HIV stigma across a range of media (including face-to-face and online presentations and in publicly-accessible video and audio formats).
- Raise awareness of issues related to living with HIV, especially HIV stigma.
- Represent people living with HIV at meetings and other events to ensure their needs are represented.
- Help to design, deliver and evaluate the activities of the Ambassadors Programme, the anti-stigma Charter and the wider London Fast Track Cities Initiative.
You will be paid to attend co-production workshops, mandatory training, and any delivery activities you sign up for at an hourly rate.
Terrence Higgins Trust was set up in 1982 following the death of its namesake, Terry Higgins, who was one of the very first people to die of an AIDS-related illness in the UK. As an organisation we are always aiming to ensure we are always meeting the needs of people affected by HIV and poor sexual health.
A courageous organisation
We were formed in 1982 following the death of Terry Higgins, one of the very first to die from an AIDS-related illness in the UK. Since then, we’ve acted boldly and passionately to meet the challenges of this ever-changing epidemic. Now as the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity, we are looking to take new, innovative steps to drive forward our ambition.
An ambitious organisation
We are working to end HIV transmission in the UK by 2030, help people to live with HIV and improve the nation’s sexual health. It’s a critical moment - for the first time our goals are within reach. We are working together with our beneficiaries and partners to make the end of HIV transmission a reality.
A people organisation
Terrence Higgins Trust is its people- our service users are central to our organisation and the services we provide, at the core of our organisation, driving how we work, where we work and what we do. Our talented staff create innovative and engaging programmes, many of whom are also living with HIV. We know that equity, diversity and inclusion are critical to the work we do. We are striving to be an anti-racist, anti-sexist organisation and are committed to having a workforce with people from different backgrounds.
At Terrence Higgins Trust we know that equity, diversity and inclusion are critical to the work we do. We are striving to be an anti-racist, anti-sexist organisation and are committed to having a workforce with people from different backgrounds. It is the responsibility of each one of us in the Charity to create an environment of inclusion and belonging within the organisation. Our work has to be internal first so that it can impact on all that we do for all the communities who use our services.