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ResLife Assistant (8 positions)

Listed by Strathclyde Accommodation Services

Applying

Application deadline: Tue 23 Apr 2019

Rate

£9.50

Interview

Interviews will be held week beginning 29th of April.

Job Duration

This post runs in conjunction with the Strathclyde Accommodation Occupancy Agreement – 39 weeks, with start date of 8th of September 2019 and end date 7th of June 2020.

Details

 

ROLE PROFILE

The aim of the ResLife Team is to promote a positive student experience within the residences by organising events, offering wellbeing support, and building rapport with students and staff.

Successful candidates will have a genuine interest in creating an engaging and inclusive University Accommodation experience. The right candidate will be able to communicate well with people in order to manage a variety of situations. ResLife Assistants should be role models who are able to project the vision and objectives of the University.  They will also have administrative and planning skills and the ability to work well as part of a team.

Key responsibilities:

Community development — RLAs will create a programme of activities designed to meet the needs of residents. As community developers, RLAs will make every effort to interact with all residents and encourage community involvement.

Wellbeing – RLAs will understand issues that University students living in residence may face and provide support and guidance to help students to be able to cope with the stresses of daily life.

Resource and education —RLAs will connect residents to other campus opportunities such as Students Union events, sporting and club events. They will also be able to recommend appropriate University support services to students in need.  

Policy enforcement/safety — RLAs will have knowledge of the Code of Conduct and terms of the Occupancy Agreement. RLAs will be attentive to resident safety and security.

Emergency response — RLAs will contact the Accommodation/Village Office or Security Services for support when needed.

Administrative tasks — RLAs are required to complete paperwork such as Event Proposals and Evaluation forms, as well as surveys.

Commitment 

  • Prior to Arrival Weekend, you will be required to attend a four day training course.
  • ResLife Assistants must be present at Arrival Weekend in September and January.  These are crucial times for meeting and assisting new residents arriving at Strathclyde. During the Welcome Meetings for each residence there must be ResLife Assistants to represent ResLife.
  • You will spend time creating, promoting and hosting events. ResLife Assistants must commit to a total of 6 hours per week for these tasks.
  • You will participate in University recruitment events by allowing access to their room/flat, if requested, and talk with prospective students and parents who visit.

Incentive  

This is a great opportunity to become part of a dynamic and supportive team that cultivates a positive experience for students living at the University of Strathclyde.  You will gain experience and learn useful transferable skills. This is a paid position so you will earn £56 per week which will be paid monthly directly into your bank account.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

 

Educational and/or Professional Qualifications

Enrolled and registered as a full time student at Strathclyde during the academic year, be a resident of Strathclyde Accommodation, have a clear rent account and no outstanding debts to the University.

Essential

Application

Be able to balance work and study and maintain good academic standards during recruitment and the appointment period.

Essential

Application

Have no disciplinary record for previous violations of the Code of Conduct or no discipline issues with the University throughout the appointment period. 

Essential

Application

 

Experience

Relevant experience in a similar role, such as working in a team or organising events.

Desirable

Application

 

Job Related Skills and Achievements

Able to problem solve effectively and independently and know when to seek guidance from senior colleagues.

Essential

Interview

Able to organise, prioritise and meet deadlines.

Essential

Application and Interview

Able and willing to work independently and with others; be a positive member of the ResLife team.

Essential

Interview

Knowledge of student residences, the Code of Conduct and the Occupancy Agreement.

Desirable

Interview

Knowledge of the University’s Student Support and Wellbeing services.

Desirable

Interview

Ability to represent ResLife at University Open Days.

Desirable

Interview

 

Personal Attributes

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to articulate ideas to team members, students and staff. This must include effective communication via social media.

Essential

Application and Interview

Interest in people and awareness of the wants, needs and rights of others living in shared accommodation within a student community. As well as an awareness of the issues that can arise when living in shared accommodation.

Essential

Application and Interview

Commitment to promoting the positive aspects of community life in halls and the Campus Village community as a whole.

Essential

Interview

Enthusiasm and commitment to the role.

Essential

Interview

Positive attitude about:  self, students, residences, ResLife, Accommodation Services and the University.

Essential

Interview

Public speaking and presentation skills.

Desirable

Interview

 

TO APPLY

Complete an application form and return it to Rose Ridgeon by emailing reslife@strath.ac.uk before the closing date. You can also email reslife@strath.ac.uk to request an application pack.

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