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Become a Residence Life Mentor for 2020-21

Become a Residence Life Mentor for 2020-21

If you're looking to join Residence Life and make a difference in your student community then keep reading...

Become a Residence Life Mentor for 2020-21!

 Are you a full-time student at the University of Sheffield and would you like to:

  1. Make a difference?
  2. Give something back to the student community?
  3. Share your knowledge and experience with other students?
  4. Inspire others?
  5. Encourage a community spirit within the Residences?
  6. Be a part of the student communities in the Residences and meet new people from diverse backgrounds?
  7. Develop new skills to add to your CV?
  8. Work towards an impressive HEAR?
  9. Gain valuable experience and increase your employability?

 If you answered YES then apply to become one of our fabulous Residence Life Mentors!

Job specification

 Applicants will have a good knowledge and experience of the University and of the Residences, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and above all be confident team players.  Previous experience of providing support or living in University accommodation is essential.  Applicants must be a fully registered student for the whole period of the Fixed Term Contract, and aged 18 years or over. 

We encourage applications from BAME students, Postgraduate students and students living in Families accommodation.


The basic rate of pay for the academic year 2020-21 is £9.30 per hour. 

Please note pay rates are reviewed on an annual basis.

Contract Dates

A standard term time contract runs from 7th September 2020 - 13th June 2021.

A 51-week contract is now also available, running from 7th September 2020 - 29th August 2021.


Mentors will be required to work 12-15 hours per week on a rota basis, mostly during evenings and weekends.

7 hour per week contracts are also available for Postgraduate applicants

How to apply

Application Form -

Application Guidance

We have prepared a guidance document which contains all the necessary information to help you submit a brilliant application - see the link below.  You can also go along to any mentor drop-in session and talk to a mentor about applying to be a Residence Life Mentor for next year.

Additional Information

Job Description - see link below.

Applications will close on 29th February 2020.

Want help completing the application form or preparing for the job interview?  Have you thought about booking a 20 minute appointment with an Employability Advisor?  Appointments are bookable 48 hours in advance or 20 appointments are released per day and are available to book from 8am.  Book your appointment here

Residence_Life_Mentor_Job_Description_2020-21_1.pdf (268KB)

Guidance_Document_-_Help__Advice_for_an_Application_for_the_RLM_role_1.pdf (56KB)

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