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Student Ambassador

THE STUDENT AMBASSADOR ROLE REQUIRES CANDIDATES:

o To represent Southampton Solent University on a local &/ regional &/ national scale and to support and encourage progression to the university in a professional manner.

o To work with and support the Student Recruitment teams with on-campus and off-campus events, including Open Days, HE & Careers Fairs, UCAS Events, School and College taster days & workshops

o To embrace and embody the University’s mission, vision, charter and ethics.

o To attend training opportunities and to develop and maintain professional development.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

* Open days /applicant visit days/Interview days

- Practical set up and break down of the day, welcoming and escorting visitors, delivering campus tours, supporting academics and school staff and support with logistics.

* Individual visits

-Provide campus and residences tour to prospective students

* Higher Education (HE) Fair (local, regional, national)

- Represent the University at these fairs organised by the Sixth Form / Further Education (FE) Colleges.

- Travel is involved and may require overnight stays.

* UCAS Fairs

- Represent the University at these national events organised by UCAS and usually held in conference arenas/universities.

- Travel is involved and usually requires overnight stays.

* School/College ‘Taster’ visits

- Support on-campus ‘taster’ days for students aged 16-18, which are general and subject specific.

- Duties will include supporting workshops and providing campus tours.

* Residential summer school

- Supporting activities offered on a subject strand to prospective students.

- Overnight stays are involved in the university halls of residence.

- Campus tours and presentations are also required.

* Access and outreach events

- To raise aspirations and encourage young people to consider Higher Education.

- Facilitating curriculum topics and subjects relevant to your own degree.

- Support delivery of activities to young people aged 10 – 11 and 13 -14.

* Presentations (various recruitment events)

- To present a variety of presentations at recruitment events.

- Additional training is provided.

- Examples of talks include: Student Experience and The UCAS system.

* International/EU Recruitment events

- To support the international recruitment officer(s) at EU or overseas HE Fairs.

- Travel is involved, positions limited to country of residence.

* General internal recruitment

- To support student ambassador management team with recruitment activities.

- Including: Fresher’s Fayre, sign-up stands, interviews and training days etc…

* General support

- To provide ad-hoc administrative support, event preparation & general office tasks.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES / COMPETENCIES / SKILLS

ESSENTIAL

- Evidence of strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

- Excellent organisational and planning skills

- Ability to work independently and exhibit the confidence to make decisions

- Aptitude for engaging proactively with new areas of work and with a range of stakeholders, customers and prospective students

- Evidence of team working and building and maintaining effective working relationships

- Immaculate presentation applicable to a customer focused role

- To have an awareness of and willingness to learn about new developments within Higher Education and at Southampton Solent University

- Ability to follow instructions and adapt to the needs of the activity manager

- Passionate about Southampton Solent University and willingness to promote positively to prospective students and other key stakeholders

- Ability to be consistently punctual and reliable -Willingness to travel

DESIRABLE

- Experience of working with or volunteering with school / college students, e.g. mentoring or teaching support

- An awareness of marketing and promotion principles

- Experience of working in a busy environments and / or customer service focused situations

- Experience of managing or leading a team in a customer focused environment

- Excellent IT skills, ideally proficient in use of word processing, spreadsheets and other media

- Able to drive with full UK/EU Driver’s license

Location: Southampton, Hampshire

Salary: £7.50 per hour

Posted: 29/08/2017

Closes: 27/09/2017

Contract Type: Jobs on campus

Hours: Flexible

About Campus Jobs

Campus Jobs is the University’s student recruitment service for opportunities on campus. There are a great variety of jobs, from administration to manual work, in the library, helping at events, in finance, marketing and media resources.

Please note, if you are a holder of a Tier 4 visa you will have certain conditions and working restrictions attached to your visa. Generally, students studying towards a degree level qualification (NQF6) or above are restricted to a maximum of 20 hours work per week during term time, which is reduced to 10 hours per week for students studying below degree level. Please check your visa for more details. It is a criminal offence to breach the conditions of your visa, and anyone found doing so by UK Visas and Immigration is likely to have their permission to stay in the UK cancelled.

If you are already working elsewhere at the time of starting a Campus Job, please notify your line manager and email campus.jobs@solent.ac.uk immediately.

For more information about working on campus please look on the Solent Portal.