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Student Ambassador Recruitment

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ROLE

The Pre-University Summer School (PRESS) is a 10 day residential programme for 15-17 year olds, who want to experience what it is like to study at undergraduate level at a top UK university. We offer a choice of two courses, An Introduction to Economics and Finance and a Taste of Social Sciences, skills and development sessions and a busy wraparound social programme including a welcome BBQ, bowling, film night on the piazza, a day trip to Oxford and an overnight visit to London. It is a really exciting programme, and we try to make sure that the students have a brilliant student experience during their time with us!

We appoint a team of Student Ambassadors to support the programme. The Ambassadors play a very important role because they help us meet our legal duty to safeguard these students while they are on the programme; they create a welcoming and inclusive environment and encourage active participation in all elements of the programme; they enhance the student experience by sharing their own experiences of applying to university and student life.

Each Ambassador will take charge of an assigned group of Pre-University students (no more than 12 students per group) for the duration of the 10 day programme. The Ambassador will be responsible for the students during breakfast, in the evenings, free time and during social trips as well as overnight.

For more information about the programme, please visit our website here: Pre-University Summer School (warwick.ac.uk)

DUTIES

  • Be a positive role model and lead by example at all times during the programme.
  • Represent Warwick professionally and adhere to safeguarding laws and best practice in accordance with the staff code of conduct and help to ensure your fellow ambassadors do likewise.
  • Take charge of an assigned group of Pre-University students (no more than 12 students per group) for the duration of the Summer School including overnight. In the main, ambassadors will be responsible for the students during breakfast, in the evenings, free time and during social trips as well as staying overnight.
  • Monitor behaviour and ensure the Code of Conduct is adhered to at all times by the Pre-University students.
  • Support in the running of sessions, trips and social events at various stages during the Summer School.
  • Arrange games/activities to keep students occupied during free time on campus.
  • Engage with the students where possible and talk through your experiences of applying to university, student life, your career aspirations and encourage the students to achieve their full potential and actively participate in the Summer School.
  • Be responsible for time keeping for your team and ensure you and all team members stick to the timetable at all times.
  • Report any incidents which occur to a member of the staff team immediately; this includes any incidents involving other ambassadors as well as the Pre-University students.
  • Assist the staff team with general duties and tasks and with the arrangements for free time activities and other logistics.
  • Work closely with and communicate effectively with Summer School staff team.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

To be appointed to the role of Pre- University Student Ambassador, it is essential that you demonstrate the following:

  • You are a current undergraduate or postgraduate Warwick student.
  • You are currently or have been a student ambassador or worked for the Widening Participation team or undertaken mentoring either at Warwick or elsewhere.
  • You have worked with young people before and understand the safeguarding challenges when working with minors.
  • You will have excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • You can show evidence of team working skills, resilience and taking initiative.
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt communication to suit a younger audience.
  • You are able to work independently.

It is also desirable that you will have worked on a residential programme previously.

DBS

This role requires a DBS due to the age of the students attending the programme (15-17 year olds) and the nature of contact the Ambassadors will have with the students (direct and unsupervised).

Start and end date

5th July- 15th July 2022, plus a training day prior to commencement of the programme

Hours of work

You will be an integral part of the exciting 10 day programme and will need to be available for the full duration of the programme, including overnight.

Rate of pay

A fixed fee of £1050 will be paid for this role, plus payment for any training required as part of the role.

All meals and overnight accommodation will be provided during the 10 day programme.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this role, please complete our application form here: Student Ambassador Application | Pre-University Summer School (warwick.ac.uk)

The closing date for applications is midnight on 2nd March 2022.

An assessment centre and interviews are scheduled for Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th March 2022.