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Student Recruitment & Outreach (SRO) Student Ambassadors

Marketing and Communications

Location:  Brighton and Eastbourne
Salary:  £11.99 per hour
Closing Date:  Tuesday 16 April 2024
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  SROCASUAL24

Student Recruitment and Outreach (SRO) Student Ambassadors support the University’s recruitment and outreach work on an ongoing basis, including activities in local schools and colleges, UCAS fairs, creating content for our social media and website, Open Days, and much more! This is an ongoing, causal role, where you apply for the shifts that interest you and fit around your other commitments – it is a great way to top up your income by a few hours each month and develop your employability skills and CV. For more information about the what the role of SRO Student Ambassador entails please visit the links below:

Read about what the role of SRO Student Ambassador entails

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will be prioritising applications from certain course groups, due to gaps in our current ambassador pool. Please see the Job Description for the full list of course areas. We will accept applications from other areas too.

Please note: as this role this role has an interview and training process which takes some time, we usually look to recruit students who have at least 12 months left on their university course (undergraduate or postgraduate).

As part of the Ambassador Scheme we offer guaranteed interviews to students in receipt of a scholarship and students who are care experienced. Please note you are not required to disclose these details, however, if you feel comfortable sharing this information with us please include ‘Scholarship’ or ‘Care Experience’ in the ‘additional comments’ section. You do not need to provide any further information.

Successful applicants will be invited to an interview consisting of a group presentation activity and individual interview. Successful applicants will also be asked to complete a short task consisting of a blog/video post. 

We expect to conduct in-person interviews for shortlisted candidates in the week commencing 29th April. Online interviews will be held for Eastbourne-based students during the week commencing 6th May. We aim to notify successful candidates of interview details by 25th April.  We try to ensure that our interview process is as accessible and inclusive as possible. If you are invited to interview and there are reasonable adjustments we can make to ensure you can access the interview process fairly, please send us an email with details as soon as possible. 

Training: Candidates who are successful in interview will be required to take part in mandatory training before becoming an SRO Student Ambassador. Further information will be sent to you if you are offered the role.

This is a formal and competitive job application, you should take time and care to complete full answers, demonstrating that you understand the role you are applying for and have the skills we look for in an SRO Student Ambassador (see job description). Employers, including the University of Brighton, use application forms to gain an understanding of your skills and experience in a format that they can compare fairly with other applicants. The careers service provide guidance on making job applications, and we strongly recommend that you take advantage of this to give you the best chance of success in your application for both this role and others in future.

Application Questions

This is your opportunity to demonstrate how your experiences and personal qualities would make you a good Student Recruitment & Outreach (SRO) Ambassador. 

We recommend you complete this section while referring to the job description and description of the role, found on our blog site 

If you're new to writing job applications, we encourage use of the 'STAR' method - see guidance here from our Careers team: 

If you would like to provide further examples of any skills and experience that you feel would support you in the role please use the ‘additional comments’ section. For example, if you have experience with school-based activities such as summer schools, events such as open days or experience/knowledge of accessing additional University Support. 

Further details:

The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive environment for all staff regardless of age, disability, family or caring responsibilities, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief (including non-belief), sex and sexual orientation. We embrace equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment and are committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive community. We particularly encourage applicants from Minority Ethnic backgrounds because the University is under-represented by Minority Ethnic staff.

For the vast majority of our roles, we operate an agile working system with time split between working on campus and at the employee's home. It is the University's expectation that home working will take place within the UK.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.



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