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Alumni Ambassador

Reading School's alumni community consists of wealth of knowledge and expertise based all around the world.  Wherever our alumni may be, we would like them to feel part of the Old Redingensians Alumni Society, our extensive alumni network.  Over the last 10 years we have formalised the Alumni Ambassadors Programme.  We are aware for many year former students have shared a real affinity with Reading School and therefore we wanted to ensure that these key representatives are recognised for their contributions in each year group.   

As pupils depart Reading School on the next part of their journey, we identify former students interested in developing new ways to engage with Reading School and our global alumni community.   Our aim is to continue to grow the Reading School network which has benefited current and former students throughout their lives and provides a way to continue to 'pay it forward'. 

Why volunteer as an Alumni Ambassador 

Becoming an Alumni Ambassador or a volunteer gives you the chance to:

  • become involved in professional or academic networks which may enhance your development or career prospects
  • give back to Reading School and help enhance the profile of Reading School
  • be linked to an established brand - Reading School is regularly nominated for awards and regarded as one of the top ten State boarding schools nationally
  • broaden your social circle through contact with Old Redingensians who have had similar experiences of working or studying abroad
  • reunite with old friends and classmates 
  • remain connected to Reading School
Time commitment for the role 
  • The time commitment involved depends on the number of alumni in your area and the extent to which you want to encourage local activity

  • We would expect you to take on the role with a strong allegiance to Reading School and our Old Redingensians network

Alumni Ambassador role specification  

The Alumni Ambassadors are a group of committed individuals who can be the first point of contact between Reading School and its alumni for a given area, region, city, country or event interest.  The role of an Alumni Ambassador includes, but is not limited to, the activities below.  We understand, however, that not all activities will be achievable due to individual circumstances:

  • being the local point of contact for Old Redingensians and prospective alumni 
  • support Reading School by providing information about educational trends, political and economic conditions when necessary as well as insights into your sector, job or application processes
  • to be actively networking and to promote the Reading School brand with pride in order to raise the profile of our School
  • develop contacts with fellow alumni and local businesses to support alumni activities
  • provide career insights to current pupils and undergraduates, support alumni employment and career advancement locally
  • assist the Society Office in organising and arranging of key alumni events  
  • work with the Society Office to develop alumni relations and communications with alumni in your region
  • Keep the Society Office of peer group developments and news stories that can be shared with the Reading School community via social media effectively
  • recruit further Alumni Ambassadors
  • you will work with the Society Office on alumni engagement in line with existing communication channels 
  • when possible, attending Reading School's Career Convention or being a part of our mentoring scheme to support current pupils and undergraduates 
  • you will provide support for Careers related activities including providing advice and guidance, identifying potential local opportunities for internships and work experience and introducing business contacts to the Society Office for giving possible careers advice
  • where appropriate, support local fundraising initiatives including helping to identify local sources of philanthropic support for Reading School led fundraising initiatives, helping to facilitate meetings with local sources of philanthropic income and providing guidance on local customs and practice
  • represent Reading School in initial meetings with other third parties such as local academic institutions where a relationship with Reading School might mutually benefit both parties
Support from the Society Office team  

We understand the task of being a representative requires a special kind of commitment, taking valuable spare time. Regardless of the amount you can give and the local activities in demand, the Society Office Team is on hand to support and assist. Our support could include, but won’t be limited to:

  • coordinating communications to all regional alumni on behalf of the ambassadors
  • setting up a dedicated LinkedIn and Facebook groups for alumni in your area or country, and inviting students and returning alumni to join
  • providing administrative support for events
  • assisting in creating bespoke events/reunions and connecting you with former peers and teachers 
Alumni Ambassador groups   
  • If there is more than one Alumni Ambassador in any one area/city/region for the same year group, we encourage them to create an Alumni Ambassador Group to combine individual efforts. There is no limit to how many Alumni Ambassadors can belong to one group - we believe more the merrier 
  • Each Alumni Ambassador should serve a minimum one-year term. The appointment will be reviewed on a yearly basis by the Group in conjunction with the Society Office team
  • Each Alumni Ambassador group should meet at least twice a year.  At the beginning of the academic year to prepare a plan of events for the year ahead and submit it to the Society Office
  • If you and your fellow Ambassadors would like to create a group and need assistance on how to get started, please email Jas or Piatrice at
Data Protection Agreement 
  • All contact data for alumni will be treated confidentially and with sensitivity for the benefit of Reading School in line with GDPR Regulations.
  • Data will be made available to Reading School with the permission of individuals and used for a full range of alumni activities including the sending of Reading School publications, the promotion of benefits and services available to alumni, notification of alumni events and of programmes involving academic and administrative departments. Data may also be used in fundraising programmes which might include an element of direct marketing
  • The data collected will not be passed on to any external organisations 
Terms and Conditions 
  • You must be a former student of Reading School.
  • A brief biography, photograph*  and contact details will be featured on our website (if you consent)
  • Reading School staff may also give your Alumni Ambassador contact details to alumni and prospective students on request
  • The role of Alumni Ambassador will normally be for two years with the possibility of renewal based on mutual agreement between the Alumni Ambassador and the Society Office. If an Alumni Ambassador no longer wishes to represent Reading School or doesn’t comply with the terms of the appointment, the role may be terminated
  • As the first point of contact for our alumni locally you will be expected to be responsive when contacted
  • Reading School Alumni Ambassadors are encouraged to work closely with Alumni Ambassadors of other year groups holding a similar role to create positive relationships across the entire Old Redingensians Network.
  • Reading School logos (which are registered trademarks), may only be used in connection with official Reading School information and with the approval of the Society Office 
  • All written or electronic communications sent personally by an Ambassador must include a disclaimer to indicate that the views expressed do not necessarily represent those of Reading School or the Reading School Alumni Society
  • All contact data for local alumni must be held in accordance with Reading School's Data Protection Agreement and should be treated confidentially and with sensitivity for the benefit of Reading School and its members. This data is only available to you if alumni has provided consent.

*Photo requirements:

  • High resolution photograph (min 400 X 600 pixels)
  • No other people to be visible in the photo, including the background of the image
  • Facing the camera
  • No hats or sunglasses
  • Preferably taken in a white background
  • No selfies
  • Portrait images only
  • Digital images only
Apply to become an Alumni Ambassador  

Thank you for your interest in becoming an official contact of the Reading School Alumni Society for your local area. Please email Jas or Piatrice at should you wish to express your interest in becoming an ambassador and we will get in touch with you.