INITIAL RECRUITMENT ROUND CLOSED FOR 2017/18
We are not accepting applications for Mentor of Team Leader roles at this time. If there are any further vacancies we will re-open recruitment at the end of June 2017. Please keep an eye on this page for updates.
If you are interested in being a Student Life Mentor please read the recruitment information below:Recruitment Information 2017-18 (138.12KB - Requires Adobe Reader) Job Purpose (Mentor-Team Leader) 2017-18 (173.45KB - Requires Adobe Reader) Application Form (Mentor-Team Leader) 2017-18 (101.86KB)
To find out more from a current Mentor's perspective please read the article below.The Perspective of a Student Life Mentor (101.12KB - Requires Adobe Reader)
Q: What vacancies are available?
A: Mentor and Team Leader positions for Stag Hill campus, Manor Park campus and Hazel Farm campus.
Q: Do I need to I live on campus?
A: Not necessarily. You must be living in a university court of residence OR must have previously lived in any university court of residence whilst studying at Surrey.
Q: How often will I work?
A: In Semester 1 Mentors work one evening shift between 18:00 and 21:00 + attend a 45min meeting per week. In Semester 2 Mentors will work one shift + attend a 45min meeting once every two weeks until Easter.
Q: Do I have to work during exams?
A: No - You will not work during Revision, Exam or Reading weeks.
Q: Will I get paid?
A: Yes! Mentors get £8.04/hr*, Team Leaders will earn £8.70/hr* and you also accrue holiday pay on top of this. (*based on 2016/17 pay rates)
Q : Is there any training?
A: All applicants need to be available for compulsory training between 17th to 21st September 2017. If you do not attend training you will not be able to be a Mentor.
Q: When will I start?
A: Mentors start working from Welcome Weekend, the 23rd and 24th September 2017.
Thinking of applying? Here's what some of last year's mentors had to say:
“I think that it’s a really great thing to be able to help other people and really make a difference.”
“I love the fact that this job is not mundane - you never know what you’re going to face when you walk into a flat!”
“Organising socials are great fun and a nice break from Uni work!”
“I feel really proud that I have gained people’s trust and respect over the year.”
“Being a Mentor to a number of students has certainly built my confidence levels. Mentoring has given me a lot in terms of problem solving and knowing when to escalate situations”.