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Casual Outreach Ambassador

Listed by Campus Events Team

Applying

Application deadline: Fri 23 Oct 2020 17:00

Rate

£10.09

Hours

There will be opportunities to work on various activities and events (virtual and physical) throughout the year. Outreach Ambassadors can sign up to work to fit around their timetable and availability. We are looking for people who are committed and

Interview

Group interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams on 4th and 5th November (if shortlisted, we'll ask you to sign up to attend a group interview on one of the dates). Compulsory training (via Microsoft Teams) for the role will be held on 18th Novembe

Job Duration

Ongoing

Details

We are looking for Casual Outreach Ambassadors to support the work of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach.

 

About the role:

Outreach Ambassadors work on events and activities for school and college groups and for prospective students and their parents/carers. Outreach Ambassadors will have the opportunity to work on events organised by the Student Recruitment Team (SRT) and Widening Participation Office (WPO).

 

SRT works mainly with pupils from year 11 (15 -16 year olds) to year 13 (17-18 year olds) from state maintained and independent schools and colleges all over the UK (and sometimes from further afield) and in all subject areas offered at the University of Bath.

 

WPO works with students of all ages from year 7 (11-12 year olds) to year 13 (17-18 year olds) and in all subject areas offered by the University of Bath. We work with schools and colleges that have a high numbers of pupils who meet our WP criteria and in most cases are in areas of relative deprivation or where participation in HE is low. Ambassadors act as a role model to students to help raise self-esteem, motivation and confidence to access HE. They are expected to represent the University in a positive light, adhere to the University’s Equality and Diversity policies and embrace these values through their work.

See here for more information: https://www.bath.ac.uk/professional-services/widening-participation/

 

The role:

 

The role of Casual Outreach Ambassador offers the opportunity to assist university staff with the running of on events and activities including:

 

 

  1. Campus visit days (virtual and in-person)
  2. University Open Days (virtual and in-person)
  3. Residential Summer Schools (virtual and in-person) such as Discover Bath
  4. On Track to Bath (ongoing programme) – this requires ambassador commitment to the programme as a whole.
  5. Pathway to Bath (ongoing programme) -this requires ambassador commitment to the programme as a whole.
  6. Subject Specific Taster Days
  7. E-mentoring (via a Digital platform like Uni Buddy)
  8. Information, Advice and Guidance programmes (university application preparation)
  9. Virtual live events such as webinars, HE Fairs and conferences
  10. Applicant Visit Days (events for offer holders: virtual and in-person)
  11. In-person campus tours and virtual campus tours
  12. Events for teachers and advisers
  13. Contributing to marketing materials such as the University prospectus

 

  • Visiting schools and colleges to work on/deliver (currently on hold for 20/21):

 

a. KS4 & KS5 projects 

b. Talks and workshops

c. Activities linked to HE

d. Face-to face mentoring

e. HE Fairs and Careers conventions

f. Futures Days

 

 

N.B Currently the majority of duties for the Outreach Ambassador are online

 

 

Duties:

 

  • Giving tours of the University campus to visitors (including school/college groups, prospective students, parents, school/college teachers and advisers)

 

  • Working with groups of students on subject specific tasks and activities

 

  • Working with groups of students on aspiration raising activities

 

  • Contributing to Ambassador Q&A sessions on in-person and online events

 

  • Ongoing In-person and online mentoring

 

 

  • Supporting the curriculum, assisting with group work and imparting subject knowledge

 

  • Planning, co-ordinating and delivering social activities and ice-breaker activities

 

 

  • Assisting with new, incoming ambassador training

 

  • Calling campaigns and assisting in University call centres

 

  • Giving talks and presentations about HE

 

  • Travelling to schools to work/mentor KS3/KS4 students in the classroom - currently on hold due to COVID-19

 

  • Imparting information and answering questions relating to life as a student at university, the UCAS application process and budgeting and finance to school/college students, parents and school/college staff

 

  • Marking student projects and providing written feedback

 

  • Providing oral and written feedback as part of our evaluation process

 

  • Assisting with occasional administrative work

 

Person Specification:

 

Essential

Desirable

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Experience of presenting to groups or leading discussion groups

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Experience of leading a team (school project, part-time job, etc)

Be enthusiastic, knowledgeable and reliable

 

Ability to engage with, and enthuse a wide range of students

 

 

Able to use own initiative, to problem solve and work creatively

 

Experience of working with young people (under 18)

To have an awareness of ethnicity and diversity and experience working with people from a wide range of backgrounds

Be enthusiastic about your experience of HE and a willingness to share this with others

 

Current experience of life as a University of Bath student

 

To be open-minded, flexible and approachable

 

Awareness of the various routes into Higher Education (A-Levels, BTEC, IB, Access to HE courses, etc) and an understanding of the British education system

Knowledge of current KS4 + KS5 curriculum in own subject

Be committed to the ideals of fair access to HE and have an understanding of some of the barriers to HE

Experience of working in a WP environment

Have a basic understanding of child protection and safeguarding

An awareness of professional online behaviour and a fair understanding of child safeguarding procedures and processes.

 

How will working for us benefit you?

  • Initial training will include: an overview of the University and its WP aims, Safeguarding and Legal Responsibilities, Child Protection, Leading Campus Tours, Q&A training.
  • Paid work which you can fit around your studies
  • Work Experience to enhance your CV i.e. working with children and young people, leadership opportunities, public speaking, presentation skills, coaching and mentoring experience, etc.
  • Satisfaction, gained from the knowledge that you are encouraging others to reach their full potential by raising awareness of the opportunities HE offers
  • The source of an influential reference for future employment

 

Pre-recruitment Checks and Training

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a 30 minute group interview  (online for Autumn 2020)

 

On invitation to interview, candidates will be sent some pre-interview questions that will need to be completed and submitted at interview.

 

You are required to provide a satisfactory enhanced Disclose Barring Service (DBS) check, carried out by the University of Bath, prior to starting work. We will assist you through process of gaining a DBS check, if you already have a satisfactory enhanced DBS check carried out by the University of Bath, please let us know.

 

You will be required to provide 2 satisfactory references.

 

Training requires that Casual Outreach Ambassadors for Admissions and Outreach must attend compulsory training (via Microsoft Teams) on the Wednesday 18th November – Times TBC.

(Please make sure you are available to attend on this date before applying)

 

Everyone offered the role will be expected to familiarise themselves with the following University of Bath safeguarding policy:

https://www.bath.ac.uk/publications/university-of-bath-child-protection-and-safeguarding-policy/

 

and the Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach specific policy: https://www.bath.ac.uk/publications/child-and-vulnerable-adult-protection-policy/

 

At training stage, you will be required to sign up to the Admissions and Outreach Code of Practice. If you would like to see a copy of the Code of Practice before applying, please email us on: campus-events-team@bath.ac.uk

 

 

How to apply?

 

 

Closing date for applications is Friday 23rd October

 

Please ensure you will be available for the following dates before applying.

 

Group interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th November (if shortlisted, we will ask you to sign up to attend a group interview on one of the dates).

 

Compulsory training (via Microsoft Teams) for the role will be held on Wednesday 18th November.

 

Any questions please email - campus-events-team@bath.ac.uk

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