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Become a Residence Life Mentor 2022/23

By SophieResLife 11 Jul 2022

2022-23 Residence Life Mentor Job: Applications now open!


  • Make a difference?

  • Give something back to the student community?

  • Share your knowledge and experience with other students?

  • Inspire others?

  • Encourage a community spirit within the Residences?

  • Be a part of the student communities in the Residences and meet new people from diverse backgrounds?

  • Develop new skills to add to your CV?

  • Gain transferable skills to include on your MySkills portfolio - useful when applying for placements and jobs!

  • Gain valuable experience and increase your employability?

If YES, then apply for the paid position of Residence Life Mentor today! 


Residence Life Mentors (RLMs) are experienced students who offer peer support to students during their time in University accommodation.   RLMs can help with emotional issues, academic worries, disagreements among flatmates, or are simply available when students just need to talk to someone.  If the RLMs cannot help directly or do not have the answer to any queries, they will signpost students to the relevant service or source of information. Full Job Description below.

*If you are unsure if you will be returning to study at The University of Sheffield because you are awaiting your course results, you are encouraged to apply to the position as a Residence Life Mentor now. You can withdraw your application at a later date, should you need to do so.

Application Details:

All term-time roles will be subject to a Fixed-Term contract, from 5th September 2022 to 11th June 2023 (to include Intro Week, Induction and a period of paid leave). 

A number of extended contract roles are available, contract dates 5th September 2022 to 27th August 2023 (to include Intro Week, Induction and a period of paid leave). The expectation is that Mentors appointed on these extended contracts will be required to work during the Christmas, Easter and Summer vacation periods. Annual leave will only be authorised during these periods under highly exceptional circumstances. 

The first two weeks of the role (5th – 17th September 2022) will require Residence Life Mentors to undertake c. 20 hours of compulsory induction per week. 

Residence Life Mentors will then be required to participate in the compulsory Welcome Programme for new students and thus work up to 20 hours during Arrivals and Intro Week (18th– 25th September 2022).  

Regular working hours subsequently will be 9 hours per week during term time, scheduled generally over two 4-hour evening shifts (6:00 to 10:00 pm) and one Team Meeting and/or Development & Review session per week, including some weekends.  

Salary description: 

Residence Life Mentor pay is reviewed on an annual basis.  The basic hourly pay for the current academic year 2021-22 is £10.00 per hour.  Payment for additional hours and pro rata annual leave will be at the same basic rate. 

Residence Life Mentors are now given the option of living either in University accommodation or arranging their own private accommodation.  Those opting to live in University accommodation will be paid a £1,500 Live-in Allowance per year pro rata, paid alongside monthly salary payments. Both the salary and the Live-in Allowance will be subject to Tax and National Insurance deductions at your usual rate. 

Link to the application form -

 Recruitment closes on Friday 29th July

RLM Job Description 2022-23 (2).pdf (377 KB)
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