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Student Ambassador Job Description

Role Title:                  Student Ambassador

Responsible to:          Schools and Colleges Liaison Office

Aston University delivers a wide range of sessions, activities and Open Days to encourage prospective students between the ages of 14-19 to consider Higher Education. In order to run these activities, we need committed individuals to work as Student Ambassadors and help support the Schools Liaison team. As a Student Ambassador you will represent the University at internal and external events.

The post-holders must be current Aston students and should be familiar with the student facilities here on Campus. All applicants must be available to attend an interview and a compulsory training session.

 

Essential

Desirable

Education/Qualifications

Current student at Aston University

 

Experience

 

 

Experience of working with a variety of people from different cultures, backgrounds and ages.

 

Experience of working with young people.

Experience of providing Campus tours

 

Skills/Abilities

Excellent verbal communication skills.

Ability to present to groups of people.

Ability to work alone or as part of a team.

Ability to use your initiative.

Knowledge of the Education System

Personal Attributes

·Effective team working skills.

·Responsible.

·Reliable

·Organised

·Approachable

 

 

Commitment Required

Events are organised to take place as frequently as possible but do not take place at regular or routine intervals. Post-holders are informed of events taking place throughout the term and can then sign up for jobs if available. Once you have signed up to work at an event, you commit yourself to attending. Plenty of notice must be given if you are unable to work or you must find another Student Ambassador to replace you.   

Principle Responsibilities 

Activities will involve working with young people of various age groups (mainly 14-19), so previous experience of working with this age group and working to raise young people’s aspirations may be an advantage.  

  • Careers Conventions
  • Student Life Talks
  • Campus Tours and Open Days
  • School Visits on Campus
  • School Visits off Campus
  • Administrative work
  • Other jobs may also be available as required by the Schools Liaison Office, such as photoshoots or event help. 

Jobs are sent out to Ambassadors via e-mail and awarded on a performance/reliability related basis, however the date you reply is also taken in to account.  The sooner you reply to emails, the better the chance of being allocated the job you want.

Special Conditions 

Post-holders who have not undertaken any duties within a single term or fail to give due notifications of absence from an event may cease to be retained as a Student Ambassador. This condition may be waived if the post-holder can provide evidence of extenuating circumstances. If you do not work once within a 13 week period, you are automatically removed from the University payroll system.

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