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 a group interview and a compulsory training session.
Current student at Aston University
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
Excellent verbal communication skills.
Ability to work alone or as part of a team.
Ability to use your initiative.
Knowledge of the Education System
Ability to present to groups of people.
·Effective team working skills.
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.
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.
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.
Post-holders who have not undertaken any duties within a single term or fail to give due notifications of absence from an event (on three separate occasions) will be asked to leave the Scheme. This condition may be waived if the post-holder can provide evidence of extenuating circumstances.