We are seeking proactive and enthusiastic individuals who would value the opportunity to support students in their transition into residential life at University.
You will have a clear understanding of the mission and values of the University and how these are fundamental in Hope’s aspirations for student residential life. You will have empathy with the social, academic and support needs of students in residential halls and have a good understanding of the pressures and challenges in the lives of young people. You will be part of a dynamic Residential Life team which works across the halls of residence on all three campuses.
You will be supporting the Head of Residential Life in all areas of the residential life work. Working with the Residential Life Coordinator, you will have a particular focus on building hall communities, settling students into hall, establishing and running hall committees, providing a point of contact for residential students and ensuring that there is a vibrant and exciting campus social life for those students to take part in. You should also be prepared to provide support to individual students where necessary and to develop a clear understanding of the University’s support structures and to signpost those students to the appropriate service.
Your day-to-day tasks will include working five days a week, supporting students in organising social events, calling hall meetings as appropriate, providing a drop-in signposting service and identifying any students in need.
Candidates will normally be registered for a postgraduate degree (other than PGCE) at Liverpool Hope for the academic year 2018-19 and ideally will have completed their undergraduate study at the University. Candidates currently registered on undergraduate awards at Hope but with evidence of experience in residential student support will also be considered.
This is an excellent opportunity for current students who wish to support their new colleagues and to develop skills in student support and wellbeing while studying for a postgraduate degree.
This post is a fixed term position from 3rd September until 2nd June 2019, during term-time.The hours of work are an average of 20 hours a week, typically 4 nights a week 7pm – 10pm, some weekend daytime duties and admin hours as appropriate.
Certificated training including First Aid, Fire Safety and Basic Food HygieneBenefits of being part of the staff community, which include extended library loans periods, and access to the staff development programmeProfessional mentoring from a hall fellow.
Closing date: No later than 5.00pm, on Monday 19 March 2018