Student Ambassador, URJobs
Department: Recruitment, International and Admissions
Job Title: Student Ambassador
Responsible to: Bev Pullen – Recruitment Officer
Hourly Rate: £8.17 + holiday pay
Contract Duration: 1 year with progression dependent on performance.
Hours: 0 hours. To be chosen by ambassador and allocated by coordinator.
Student Ambassadors play a vital role in aiding the department in a variety of recruitment and schools events. Working as a student ambassador gives you the opportunity to share your positive experiences of Roehampton to important stakeholders including prospective students and parents.
We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are responsible and reliable. Being able to represent Roehampton positively to external audiences is essential.
The Student Ambassador scheme offers a variety of work across the team in the Recruitment, International and Admissions Department. Outlined below are the activities of each strand, ambassadors can apply to work for up to all three strands.
All Student Ambassadors to be involved in: Open Days and Clearing
The UK and International recruitment team represent the University and raise awareness of the courses and opportunities available for study. This includes both undergraduate and postgraduate study. The UK team work on major events such as Open Days and Offer Holder days. Within this strand you will be mainly supporting the UK team. Student ambassadors are expected to assist with enquiries and events as required:
- Tuesday campus tours
- Offer Holder Days
- UCAS Conventions / External Fairs
- PG Open days and evenings
- Accommodation tours/events
- International Summer schools /arrivals
- Some manual handling activities during set up of on and off campus events
The Schools and Colleges Engagement team offer a variety of activities for school and college students to help them gain an understanding of university life. They offer a variety of activities and workshops for students of a variety of ages both on and off campus. Working for the schools strand means you will gain experience working with school groups and young people with regular work opportunities all year round:
- Pathways to Law (including Summer events)
- HE Fairs (off campus at schools/colleges)
- Presentations in school e.g. student life, subject presentations
- COMPASS events
- University Experience Days
- On Campus School visits
- Primary Projects
- Aim higher (on and off campus events)
The admissions team run interviews for students applying for BA Primary Education and Dance undergraduate
degrees. Working in this strand you will be assisting the running of these days throughout the year. Work will
be dependent on application cycle and numbers, therefore we recommend not being part of this strand on its
own but in combination with one or both of the above:
- Campus tours
- Welcome and registration
- Q&A sessions
- Test invigilation
Conditions of Service:
The hourly rate will be £8.01 per hour, excluding holiday pay. Payment will be made monthly in arrears by direct credit transfer into your bank account on the last working day of the month.
There are no regular hours of work. Work opportunities will vary throughout the week and weekends including evenings and Saturdays. Any work will be agreed in advance with the Student Recruitment team and once agreed must be honoured by the Student Ambassador.
A DBS check is part of the employment process if you are working within the schools strand. If successful you will be required to complete a DBS check. Your appointment will be conditional on the receipt of a DBS disclosure.
We also expect all Student Ambassadors to make every effort to be available for all of the Open Days. All the Open Days take place on Saturdays. Only in exceptional circumstances will we consider recruiting student ambassadors who are not available for the core recruitment events.
The University is open almost 365 days a year with recruitment activities happening all throughout the year, therefore the recruitment team will need to know in good time if you are going to be away from the University for extended period of time including holidays.
Please direct any questions to Bev Pullen, Recruitment Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org