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Want to join the Students Union Team as a staff member?
If you are friendly, have fantastic customer service skills, are excited by different challenges, show initiative, are empathic, confident, kind, and enjoy working with people, then this is the place for you!
We have a variety of different positions available, you can see more individual information on each of the positions below. However, for all the different positions the following information is important to know:
This is a 0 hours contract which means hours and shift patterns may vary, however it is also a job that fits around your studies and your schedules.
Student Staff will be paid £8.21 per hour, Team Leader positions will be paid £8.70 per hour, and Duty Supervisors will be paid £15.40 per hour (not including holiday pay). However, we are currently reviewing this with the aim of increasing the pay.
If you apply for this job, you will need to be available on the following dates/time periods:
Recruitment Day: 19th May 2020 (being run digitally so will need to be available online)
Training Day: 1nd September 2020
Job specific trainings: Week of the 7th – 11th September 2020
Freshers Week: Week commencing the 14th September 2020
Applications Close: Monday 4th May 2020
If you cannot make these dates, but you do wish to work with us next year, we will be running another Recruitment Day in September, so please do reapply then!
For any queries about the role, please contact Anna at A.Ouston@westminster.ac.uk
Friends of Arriving New Students (FANS)
The FANS scheme is a joint scheme with the University of Westminster and the Students Union. The reason we have FANS is to give our new undergraduate students a personal welcome during their orientation and to ensure that our new students have the best possible start to their university life. FANS settle out students in and act as their first point of contact.
FANS are great to talk with; they answer questions and give great tips and hints. FANS don’t just talk to their students however, they also show students a variety of things about the university, the course and London life, all this helps make our students feel at ease and part of our community. Current students have experience and understanding like no one else in what new students are feeling therefore it is so important current students (like yourself) play a role in their welcome.
Every year current students from all campuses and courses are recruited to become Friends of Arriving New students. FANS are allocated a group of new undergraduates who they guide for the first 2 weeks. FANS are fully trained in August and September to ensure they have all the right skills and knowledge to help as best as possible.
If you are a current student and like the idea of becoming one of our Friends of Arriving New Students (FANS) then read on…
Becoming one of the FANS will give you some great experience that can benefit you in many ways, here are some of the things you will get for taking on the role:
- A cash reward on successful completion
- 2 days training in key transferable skills (Skills which employees look for)
- Team work and Leadership skills
- Recognised on your HEAR
- Employability Award Points
- Networking opportunities
- Making New Friendships and heighten your university experience
You’ll also get to have lots of fun!
If you are selected as one of our FANS you will:
- Look after a group of new first year students during orientation
- Take students on campus and library tours
- Show students Blackboard
- Show students the local area and parts of London
- Help students plan any social activities
- Make sure students attend all relevant course and academic sessions
- Signpost and give advice / tips to help them through their year
To REGISTER your INTEREST in FANS please sign up by Friday 10th April 2020 through the following application form below.
If you have any questions, please contact Nima Takodra on GreatStart@westminster.ac.uk