£8.21 per hour plus £0.99 holiday pay
01 Nov 2019

Role & Department Overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) to join our Student Ambassador Team, in which you will support the undergraduate recruitment and outreach events for the academic year 2019/2020 (including the possibility to work during vacation periods).

These positions are only open to first and second year Lancaster Environment Centre major and combined students.

Successful candidates will need to be able available to undertake further training.

Predicted Interview Date: 26th November 2019
Estimated Start Date: 2nd December 2019

Job Description

Main Duties:

  • Represent the department as a Student Ambassador, acting as positive role model at recruitment and outreach events.
  • Share your enthusiasm for higher education and positive experiences of Lancaster University, at events and activities throughout the year.
  • Provide a friendly and approachable welcome at events for prospective students/parents/teachers.
  • Confidently give tours of the department’s buildings and facilities; and talk about the department’s broad spectrum of disciplines and life at LEC.
  • Promote the department’s ethos and opportunities and enhance its reputation at events.
  • Support LEC’s recruitment team with the set-up and organisation of events and activities.
  • Provide administrative support for staff where required.

Additional Opportunities:

  • Answer prospective students’ queries via Unibuddy.
  • Devise compelling multimedia content tailored for particular digital platforms e.g. website blogs, YouTube vlogs and Instagram/Facebook Stories.
  • Deliver student life presentations or outreach activities on-campus and off-campus (mainly schools), subject to further training.

Person Specification

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and work to defined schedules.
  • A friendly approach to dealing with prospective students/parents/teachers.
  • Enthusiastic attitude about your studies and the department’s teaching and research.
  • Excellent communication skills with confidence talking to large groups.
  • Good knowledge of Lancaster University, including the campus, facilities and student community.
  • Flexible approach to work, as well as reliable and punctual.

Working in this role will help to develop the following skills and experience:

  • 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 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.