An RBF Ambassador is somebody who is passionate about helping their fellow rail workers and wants to get involved and do their bit for the industry they love.
We need to make sure that everyone in the railway industry knows the RBF are here for them, especially in times of crisis. We are the industry’s charity, but we are a small team which is why the Ambassador role is so important to us.
What does an Ambassador do?
The role of the Ambassador is as little or as much as you can manage for us - we will send you updates on our services, events and campaigns and ask you to share information, put up posters, pop some leaflets in your communal areas - that's the basic level of involvement - from there is is up to you!
We have Ambassadors who invite us to their community events, health and wellbeing days, sell Christmas cards, raise money from bake sales and raffles - the sky is the limit and we are grateful and supportive of anything you can do for us.
Our Ambassadors are key to our #MeetPete programme. Being our eyes and ears on the ground they identify opportunities for us to bring Pete along to meet with staff and spread the word about the support and services RBF can provide. We've had some great days out up and down the country and can't wait to get back out there - maybe we can come and visit you?
Who can be an Ambassador?
Our Ambassadors include ticket retailers, station managers, on board assistants, engineers, planners and human resources within train operating companies, freight companies and rail supply organisations - in effect anybody within the rail sector can get involved and we need, and welcome, you all.
There is no limit to the number of Ambassadors in each organisation - you can work together!
How do I become an Ambassador and what do I get?
Contact Faye Maloney who will send you an Ambassador information sheet and answer any queries you may have. Faye is our Digital Engagement Officer and heads up our Ambassador programme and will be your main point of contact.
If you think it's for you and want to be an Ambassador then you will receive a pack of RBF info and goodies and start to receive our communications as well as you shiny RBF superstar pin badge!
The future of Ambassadors
Our Ambassadors programme has grown considerably over the past year with over 40 Ambassadors joining our team.
Our aim is to have an Ambassador in every station and depot in the UK, with an aim of 100 ambassadors in 2021!
Can you help us to grow?