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Global Lounge Assistant

University of Bristol - Education and Student Success

Location: Bristol
Salary: £24,248 to £26,444 Grade E, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th February 2024
Closes: 6th March 2024
Job Ref: SUPP110930

The role

The Global Lounge is a multifunctional, campus-based hub for our globally - oriented activities, promoting and celebrating multiculturalism, as well as inspiring students to study and work abroad.

The role holder will be primarily responsible for supporting organisation and delivery of events focusing on supporting international students with their transition to life in the UK as well as reducing isolation during university vacations. Responsibilities will also include supporting all other activity in the Global Lounge, i.e. year round event programme including cultural and community building events, Open Days and events open to the public.

What will you be doing?

  • Welcome and vacation programmes

Together with Global Lounge Coordinator ensure that a comprehensive and exciting programme is in place to welcome international students to university during arrival periods, supporting Meet and Greet service, running community building and social programmes during vacations to reduce sense of isolation. You will work closely with various stakeholders across the University, Bristol SU, societies, individual students and staff.

Responsibilities: co-organising and running events and activities, creating content summary for promotion, liaison with stakeholders, ensuring supplies for events are secured.

  • Ambassador scheme

Supporting Global Lounge Coordinators to run Global Lounge Ambassador Scheme, which employs 50 students to support Global Lounge activities.

Responsibilities: recruitment, training, scheduling, payments and development of ambassadors.

  • Supporting all Global Lounge activity all year round

The role holder will be supporting all aspects of running a physical space of the Global Lounge and its operations, supporting other team members with delivery of events all year round, covering duties of Front of House and managing Global Lounge enquiry inboxes.

You should apply if

The Global Lounge team are passionate about the work they do so are looking for like-minded individuals to join the team. The work is varied and stimulating, however fast-paced, challenging at times - with changing priorities throughout the year.

Flexibility, adaptability, highly developed organisational skills, thinking on your feet and being able to work under pressure are key characteristics to thrive in the role.

Event support experience and a good understanding and experience of dealing with people from different nationalities and cultural backgrounds are essential.

Additional information

Contract type: Open ended

Work pattern: Full-time

School/Unit: Global Lounge, Education and Student Success

For informal queries, please contact Ola Drummond, Head of Global Lounge, ola.drummond@bristol.ac.uk

This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on 06/03/2024.

Interviews are anticipated to take place on 25th and 26th March 2024

Our strategy and mission

We recently launched our strategy to 2030 tying together our mission, vision and values.

The University of Bristol aims to be a place where everyone feels able to be themselves and do their best in an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive and reach their full potential. We want to attract, develop, and retain individuals with different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives – particularly people of colour, LGBT+ and disabled people - because diversity of people and ideas remains integral to our excellence as a global civic institution.

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