Student Ambassador Scheme

Role Description

Post: Student Ambassador
Status: Part-time – hours negotiable
Hours: Flexible/ad hoc
Responsible to: Student Recruitment Manager
Rate: Living Wage

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Main function of role

To give support to the organisations development and implementation of recruitment, marketing and outreach activities.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • On-Campus Recruitment Events – assisting with a variety of roles during Open Days, Advice Days and Enrolment including reception desk cover, providing directions, set-up and dismantling of event, campus tours and bus tours.
  • Business Events – meeting and greeting visitors, sharing university experience, set-up and dismantling of event, guiding visitors around the university.
  • School and College Liaison – representing the university at on-campus events aimed at potential students, supporting student groups in activities, sharing university experience.
  • Outreach Events – involvement in mentoring scheme, aspiration-raising events on- and off-campus.
  • Clearing/Call Centre – speaking to enquirers and applicants regarding their queries, providing accurate and up-to-date information about courses, answering the clearing hotlines and assisting with mailshots and general administrative tasks over the clearing period.
  • Contribute to marketing and promotional material in both hard and electronic copy.
  • Acting as a positive representative of the University of Bolton
  • Posting on social media and online forums providing information for potential students.
  • Undertaking from time to time, other duties as required by the Student Recruitment and Admissions team.
  • Being an active participant in the university’s equal opportunities policy.

Person Specification

Please include evidence to support how you meet each of these points in your application form.

  • Professional and reliable, ambassadors must be punctual and attend all events they have committed to.
  • Can take on roles as required with a positive manner.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to communicate to a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Ability to be pro-active and act on own initiative when required.
  • Ability to share your university experience with potential students and visitors and raise aspirations of young people.
  • Understand the importance of providing accurate help and assistance to visitors.
  • Enthusiastic and approachable, willing to engage with visitors from a wide range of backgrounds regardless of religious background, age, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability or gender.
  • Ability to work flexibly as required.

Role Criteria

All Student Ambassadors must:

  • Be current University of Bolton Students, with at least two semesters of study left until completion
  • Have no current issues with attendance of degree classes
  • Pass an interview/application day
  • Be willing to submit to a DBS check as required

Scheme Benefits

  • Payment for events worked (unless expressly indicated to be an unpaid volunteering opportunity)
  • An employer reference when applying for jobs
  • Experience and training opportunities to help you build your CV
  • You can only apply for the work opportunities you are available for, ensuring flexible work which fits around your degree

Please note: you must plan all ambassador work around your academic timetable and your priority must be your academic studies.