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

Role & Department Overview

The role of Psychology Student Ambassadors is to support student recruitment activities taking place within the Department and to represent the Psychology student community at Lancaster. 

Most of the work is centred around Open Days and Applicant Visit Days, but there are opportunities for involvement in outreach activities throughout the year, some of which may be off campus.

Only applications from first year applicants will be considered and the successful candidates will need to be able available to undertake further training.
Interview Date: 04th November 2019.

Job Description

  • Representing the Psychology Department at recruitment & outreach events in capacity as a Student Ambassador.
  • Providing a friendly and approachable welcome to prospective students / parents / teachers.
  • Talking to prospective students / parents / teachers about life with the Department.
  • Giving tours of the Psychology labs and/or escorting groups of guests to various activities.
  • Assisting with the set-up and organisation of recruitment & outreach events, supporting Psychology’s recruitment team.
  • Providing administrative support for staff where required.
  • Taking the opportunity to deliver student life presentations on campus and in schools and take part in student Q&A sessions (subject to further training - optional).

Person Specification

  • Enthusiasm for studying Psychology at Lancaster.
  • The confidence to talk to prospective students / parents / teachers.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and work to defined schedules.
  • A friendly approach to dealing with prospective students / parents / teachers.
  • Flexible approach to work.
  • Utmost reliability and punctuality.
  • Good knowledge of Lancaster University, including the campus systems, facilities and student life.
Working in this role will help you to develop:
  • Planning and organising
  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • 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 dates hould 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.