£8.91 per hour plus £1.08 holiday pay
Advertising End Date
08 Nov 2021

Role & Department Overview

Lancaster University’s prestigious History Department is looking for current students who would like to take an integral role in the department’s programme of events for prospective students.


Throughout the academic year 2021-2022, the History department will run activities for people considering studying at Lancaster University. Events include Open Days, webinars, taster sessions, visits from schools, and more.


Student ambassadors work closely with academic staff to deliver activities while sharing their experience of, and enthusiasm about, applying to and studying at Lancaster.


You must be registered on an undergraduate or taught master’s course in the History department to apply. We accept applications from joint honors students. You can be in any year of study (applications from 1st year students are welcomed)


If successful, you will join a pool of ambassadors who will be invited to support events when requiredWe would hope to get you involved with several events throughout the year. 

Start Date: 15th November 2021
End Date: 31st July 2022
Location: Both working remotely and on campus

Job Description

  • To support the delivery of student recruitment activities run by the History Department in the period November 2021 to July 2022;
  • To respond to invitations to attend events throughout the period of employment, letting department staff know your availability;
  • To act as a positive representative of Lancaster University;
  • To answer questions from prospective students and discuss your experience of studying at Lancaster;
  • To work with the student recruitment coordinator and academic staff in co-delivering subject taster sessions or conversations with visitors;
  • To be responsible for ensuring accurate information is provided to visitors regarding event and University processes. 

Person Specification

  • Currently completing a History degree programme at Lancaster University;
  • Awareness of the current process of applying to higher education;
  • Experience of working as part of a team;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with young people from a range of backgrounds and their parents;
  • The ability to take initiative and resolve problems when needed;
  • Reliable, punctual, organised, out-going and conscientious.
Working in this role will help to develop the following skills and experience:
  • Collaboration
  • Interpersonal sensitivity
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
This role is a fantastic opportunity to work closely with your department and develop your skills.
If you have any further questions please contact Will Lawrence w.lawrence@lancaster.ac.uk


Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, this role is only open to individuals based in the UK.

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.