£8.21 per hour plus £0.99 holiday pay
28 Oct 2019

Role & Department Overview

Are you passionate about Lancaster University and the Sociology Department? Would you enjoy working in an exciting and vibrant department alongside a team of academics and support staff?

As a Student Ambassador you will be responsible for a variety of roles including supporting activities at Applicant Visit Days. Open Days, Interview Days and campus based school visits
These posts are only available to students registered on a major, joint major, MA or PhD in the Sociology Department.
  • Start and end date of placement: Nov 2019 - Sept 2020
  • Working dates/ patterns: Monday-Saturday, 2-6 hours per week

Job Description

  • To support department activities and events around Recruitment, admissions and engagement
  • To share your positive experiences of, and enthusiasm for, your studies and student life at Lancaster University with applicants and their families.
  • To assist with departmental recruitment events and activities throughout the year, specific tasks may include: Presenting to groups of applicants and their families about your experiences of life at Lancaster; Leading campus tours; Escorting groups of families and applicants to different talks; Venue set up and venue tidy up; Answering any questions campus visitors might have. 
  • Work closely and professionally with Department and University staff / student ambassadors 
  • Register and welcome visitors 
  • Show schools and colleges around the university 
  • Use your social media skills to promote and record Departmental events
  • Use your language / translation skills to create marketing material for international applicants
For any further information, contact the Sociology department either by email: sociology.admissions@lancaster.ac.uk or telephone: 01524 594346


Person Specification

  • Current student in the Sociology Department - BA, MA, PhD across all programmes - Sociology, Media & Cultural Studies, Social Work 
  • Be a friendly, engaging and positive representative of your course, department and Lancaster University 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds 
  • Good time-keeping skills 
  • Ability to work on your own initiative 
  • Ability to work as part of a team 
  • Flexibility - able to adapt to different roles and working environments
Working in this role will allow you to develop:
  • Creativity
  • Flexibility
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organisation
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Verbal Communication

You are required to submit a cover letter to support your application. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


Under the terms of this work, we endeavour to provide the advertised number of hours however, hours are not guaranteed and that work may cease if there is a fall in demand. 


Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Help and advice on making applications can be found on the Lancaster University Careers pages. Visit www.lancaster.ac.uk/careers.