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Campus in the City Student Leader

  • Location:
    North West
  • Position:
  • Salary:
    £12.89 + £1.56 holiday pay = £14.45 per hour
  • Date Posted:
    01 Feb 2019
  • Advertising End Date:
    17 Feb 2019
  • Vacancy Type:
    Part Time
  • Reference:
Job Description
 Campus in the City (CITC) is a five-week project which sees Lancaster University’s world class research brought to life in an informal and accessible setting in the City Centre. Now in its fifth season, CITC brings local people, academics and students together through an exciting programme of free and interactive activities which explore a wide range of topics, including child development, educational Minecraft, wellbeing activities and the human body. Intending to challenge, inspire and inform, it also provides opportunities for the local community to get involved with research projects, helping to shape the world around us. Campus in the City are looking for two Student Leaders to assist with this project.
Working pattern: Student Leaders will work various hours between 2nd March and 6th April, according to the project needs and agreed rotas. There will also be a briefing and a compulsory on-site training session on the afternoon of the 1st March 2019.

Pay rate: £12.89 + £1.56 holiday pay = £14.45 per hour


The role of the Campus in the City Student Leaders will involve:

  • Managing the shop in the absence of project managers;
  • Supporting the project managers with the planning and delivery of events in the Campus in the City space, including supervising a small team of undergraduate students;
  • Promoting events and the project as a whole, encouraging visitor participation and engagement, and encouraging visitors to complete feedback forms;
  • Maintaining a welcoming presence in the event, encouraging visitors to come inside and supporting University staff/student groups as they host activities;
  • Supporting the marketing of individual events and the project as a whole, including taking photos for social media in the absence of project managers.

The ideal candidates will have the ability to:

  • Articulate ideas and information and present ideas to audiences in a range of situations;
  • Understand the project aims and work to achieve them;
  • Identify needs arising and respond efficiently, showing initiative;
  •  Work independently, demonstrating self-organisation, resilience and time-management skills;
  • Work effectively as part of a team and show leadership skills;
  • Interact confidently and in an appropriate manner with members of the public, representing the University in a positive and professional way;
  • Work flexibly, as weekend work will be required.
  • The ideal candidates may have experience of working at University events including Open Days, Applicant Visit Days, and department specific events.

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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. 


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