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New Political Minds Summer School Night Supervisor

  • Location:
    North West
  • Position:
    Student Ambassador
  • Salary:
    £8.71 + £1.05 holiday pay = £9.76 per hour
  • Date Posted:
    08 Jul 2019
  • Advertising End Date:
    06 Aug 2019
  • Vacancy Type:
  • Reference:
Job Description

The Politics, Philosophy, and Religion department are recruiting a Night Supervisor to oversee a team of Summer School Ambassadors at the New Political Minds Summer School 2019.

The New Political Minds Summer School is a prestigious event run to help inspire successful applicants to Lancaster’s Politics programmes. The event will run from 28th to 30th August 2019. You can find out more information about the event here:

Your role as a Night Supervisor will be to oversee the organising and running of evening activities during the Summer School, by liaising with Summer Schools organisers, and leading the Summer School Ambassador team. You will be a first point of contact for the Summer School Ambassadors, and will also ensure the safeguarding of Summer School Attendees overnight.


Pay rate: £8.71 + £1.05 holiday pay = £9.76 per hour


You must be available to work the following overnight shifts:

Wednesday 28th August, 4:00 pm – Thursday 29th August, 9:00 am

Thursday 29th August, 5:00 pm – Friday 30th August, 9:00 am

On-Campus accommodation and all meals are provided.


Job Description:              

  • Supervise, support and manage a team of six Summer School Ambassadors in their duties.
  • Liaise with summer school organisers – academic lead, and admin lead, to implement specific timetabling requirements or activities.
  • Be the first point of contact for Summer School Ambassadors, plus for summer school attendees during the evenings.
  • To coordinate and facilitate the delivery of evening activities.
  • To ensure appropriate behaviour is maintained by students attending the summer school.
  • To report any arising issues to staff coordinating the event.  
  •  Stay overnight with, and supervise students in on-campus accommodation.
  • Guide students to sessions according to their schedule, e.g. take students to first session after breakfast, and collect students at 5pm after last workshop.
  • Motivate, engage with, and enthuse groups of student.
  • Encourage interaction between students from various backgrounds.
  • To supervise Summer School Ambassadors in ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all summer school students attending the residential, during the allocated shift times, including any students with disabilities or additional support needs.
  • To adhere to all departmental and University policies and procedures including those relating to Child Protection and Health & Safety.
  • Any other duties to support the running of the summer school.


Person Specification:

  • Current student at Lancaster University or graduated from Lancaster University in the last two years.
  • Proven responsibility of managing a team of Student Ambassadors in a Summer School context.
  • Can plan and run social activities, with ability to prioritise workload and work on own initiative.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to relate to, and communicate effectively with, students and young people from different cultures.
  • Reliable, trustworthy and honest.
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to find solutions to unexpected problems.
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team whilst also having a strong initiative.
  • Able to take a friendly and positive approach to work.
  • Experience of working with young people.
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