Do you want to become a Residence Life Mentor for the academic year 2018-19? Do you want to boost your CV? Do you want to gain valuable work experience? Are you thinking about where to live next year?
The role of Residence Life Mentor might just be for you.
- Supporting students living in University accommodation by providing support and dealing with low-level conduct issues such as noise and flatmate disagreements. The Residence Mentor role includes a whole lot of signposting to appropriate support services!
- Organising your own community building activities and helping with Residence Life events. Residence Mentors are also expected to help facilitate a range of campaigns that the University and Residence Life run. This includes the Community Living Campaign and Consent Conversations.
- Before term starts - Successful candidates are expected to attend the RLM induction fortnight (2 week period before the semester begins) and Arrivals Weekend.
- During University term-time (12 hours per week) - Scheduled generally during evenings and including some weekends, according to team rotas. Residence Life Mentors maybe required to work additional hours in order to fulfil the role (on average 3 additional hours per week).
£8.85 per hour
Application and interview process
You will be required to fill out an application form for this role and you will be informed if you have been selected to proceed to the next stage of the application process.
- Job application: Refer to the Person Specification whilst writing your application, and ensure that you refer to all of the required skills, giving examples of where you have demonstrated these and highlighting relevant experience.
- Group interview: Residence Life are looking for candidates who can demonstrate a variety of skills, including the confidence to deal with difficult situations and the ability to show empathy, teamwork and excellent listening skills. They will also be on the lookout for candidates who encourage a community spirit around the Residences and demonstrate event planning skills.
- Check out the Career Service page for more excellent hints and tips on completing an amazing application form and excellent interview techniques.
Need more information?
We interviewed four current Residence Mentors to find out What's so great about being a Residence Mentor? Check out what they said they love about the role.
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