Recruitment for Student Life Mentoring 2013/14 is now open!
Please note: we are no longer recruiting for any team leaders. We are also no longer recruiting for campus mentors. Please do apply if you are interested in being considered for a position of mentor at Manor Park or Hazel Farm (you need to be allocated accommodation at Manor Park or Hazel Farm for the 2013/14 academic year to apply for these positions).
How to apply:
Carefully read the job specifications (below).
Once you've read the job specifications we also suggest you read the 'Recruitment Information', this will help you determine whether you are eligible for the role and able to commit to the training dates. If everything looks great the next step is to complete an application form (below) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember: vacancies are incredibly competitive, put your all into the application and show us why you're the best candidate for the job! Once your application form is received we will decide whether to take you through to interview.
Job Purpose Mentor March 2013 (250.13KB - Requires Adobe Reader) Job Purpose Team Leader March 2013 (256.66KB - Requires Adobe Reader) Recruitment Information 2013 (145.25KB - Requires Adobe Reader) SLM Application Form 2013 (62.5KB)
If you have any further questions please do just ask!
Being a Student Life Mentor will give you the opportunity to learn and develop numerous transferable skills, meet new people, and will offer a fantastic non-academic paid position to boost your CV. Don't just take our word for it, Emily, an ex-Mentor describes her thoughts on the role below:
"I can't believe how quickly time has gone either! I have to say, being a mentor really has done wonders for my CV and applications. Almost every interviewer has commented on it and asked about it. My employers (xxxx) were certainly very interested! I've found as well that the experience has provided numerous examples for competency interview questions etc. I hope all of the new mentors get what I have got out of it - I'm so glad I took part!"
Emily, Manor Park Mentor
For more information please don't forget to ‘like’ our Facebook page www.facebook.com/courtlife and tweet us on @SurreyMentoring
Opportunities open to Mentors:
Mentors have the opportunity to learn and develop numerous transferable skills, meet new people, and add a fantastic to boost your CV. Mentors are offered extra training and workshops on a variety of subjects throughout the year.
We also offer mentors a chance to complete the Learning Through Experience Certificate. It is aimed at helping Mentors reflect on their experiences, show continuous personal and professional development and maintain/ build upon skills that are desired by the Confederation of British Industry.
The process of earning the Learning Through Experience Certificate is explained in the video below.
Towards the end of the second semester we ask those taking part in the certificate to summarise what they have learnt throughout the year. This can be done in a variety of ways from an essay to a presentation, a podcast to a video!
One of our previous mentors (Damilola Omidire) chose to present his year in the form of a podcast. There really is no limit to how you can express yourself; as long as you can show real learning and development have been achieved!
If you have any questions please contact a member of the Student Life Mentoring Central Team: email@example.com