Recruitment

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)

 

FAQ 

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”.