Work for us – Student Ambassador role

By on October 29th, 2018



Do you love living with Downing Students?
We are currently looking for student ambassadors across the country to represent Downing Students. This is a great scheme to get involved in if you want build your CV whilst studying and gain valuable experience working in a team and communicating with a variety of people from different backgrounds.



Job Title: Student Ambassador
Salary: £8.45ph (London weighting £9.75ph)
Duration: January – June (unless otherwise notified). Additional opportunities available if staying over the summer.
Hours: Work is relatively flexible and there are various hours and activities for you to get involved in. A minimum of 6 hours per work is required for this role.
Location: Positions available in Cambridge, Coventry, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Newcastle
Closing Date: Monday 19th November 2018


A Student Ambassador is someone who enjoys meeting new people, encourages others to get involved and is happy to help answer any questions someone may have. They are always eager to help out; ensuring new arrivals settle in and make the most out of their time while at University.

Student Ambassadors also get the opportunity to get involved in exciting projects and host events and tours for our students.


Welcome students and parents on check-in weekend, helping new arrivals feel at home

Show students around their new home and help them to settle in

Provide tours of the local area showing students the best places to shop, eat and have fun

Organise, host and attend social events helping to create a sense of community

Encourage students to get involved in events and activities

Act as a valuable contributor to the social media presence of Downing Students

Represent Downing Students and help answer questions at Accommodation Fairs and Open Days

Promote tours, activities and events

Use your bedroom on an adhoc basis for viewings



Be a positive representative and current resident of Downing Students

Be friendly, approachable and happy to answer questions

Take the lead on hosting events and encourage students to get involved

Use your creative talents to support the team – Show an eagerness to get involved and share your experiences



Excellent communication skills

Strong social media presence with a high number of followers on Instagram, facebook, snapchat etc

Good photography skills

Respectful of others and different cultures and an understanding / empathy with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds

Willingness to share ideas

Honest, considerate and patient

Reliable and observant of when others need support

Confident talking in front of large groups and one-to-one situations

Energetic and enthusiastic with drive to want to succeed

Willingness to learn and go above and beyond

A pro-active attitude

Team working and organisational skills



You will need to be available to attend training (we will be in touch to confirm the date) and start work in January. Your work hours will vary depending on your availability around your course and the property you live in.


Please email a video clip – no longer than 1 minute explaining why you would make a great student ambassador. Please email your video to

Shortlisted students will be invited for an informal interview with an Accommodation Manager.



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