Would you like to gain valuable work experience as well as give something back to the local community and the College?
We are delighted to launch the first Southern Regional College Student Ambassador scheme. As a Student Ambassador you will play a central role in the positive promotion of the SRC brand and its products/services. The role will involve working as part of a highly motivated and professional team supporting the College’s Marketing, Communications and Student Recruitment Team.
There are three main aspects of the SRC Student Ambassador Scheme, each with differing responsibilities (see below).
Student Ambassador Roles
Role 1: Digital Ambassador
The role of the Digital Ambassador will be to work alongside the College’s Digital Marketing Officer and Student Engagement Coordinator to engage positively with current/potential students across all relevant social media platforms commenting positively about the College and the student experience from a student’s perspective.
Our Digital Ambassadors should be able to document their student experience through video, written and social media content - sharing their study and social lives at Southern Regional College with new and current students.
Role 2: Communications Ambassador
On many occasions, local and regional media outlets call on SRC to participate in print, radio and television programming. As a Communications Ambassador you will be required in these situations to participate in recorded interviews, promoting the College and student experience positively at all times. You should be able to speak clearly to camera, sharing your experience of life at the College.
Role 3: Events Ambassador
The role of Events Ambassador will involve participation in key college events. This may see you take part in College Open Days, positively promoting the College to potential students and their parents/guardians or you may be asked to participate in student panels for campus events. The range of events offered on campus can vary so you will gain exposure and experience in lots of areas through this role.
Who are we looking for?
To apply for any of the above roles, we are looking for students who fit the following criteria. You must:
- Be a current SRC student during the 2021-22 academic year
- Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Be able to talk confidently to different groups of people
- Be proactive, enthusiastic and reliable
- Be able to work effectively within a team
- Be able to organise tasks
Student Ambassador Benefits
These voluntary roles will provide current SRC students with invaluable work experience and will certainly enhance your CV to ensure you stand out to potential employers within the current competitive job climate.
Here are just a few reasons why you should become an ambassador:
- Develop essential presentation and communication skills (written and oral)
- Learn how to better organise your schedule and time management
- Improve your customer service skills
- Advance your teamworking skills
- Inspire school pupils within the southern region
- Share your experiences of life at SRC with future students
- Enrich your own student experience.
On top of this, each successful applicant will receive an Ambassador’s Pack which will include branded SRC clothing and corporate merchandise. There will also be various other opportunities throughout your year in the role, and you will be invited to take part in key College events providing you with valuable networking opportunities. You will also receive training from the Marketing, Communications & Student Recruitment Team following appointment to post.
How to Apply
If you are interested in playing a key role within the Student Ambassador Team, we invite you to write a blog post that would inspire future students to study your course. You can use up to 300 words so be concise and creative.
For those students who are successful at this stage, we will invite you to take part in a short interview due to take place in June 2021. Roles will commence on 1 September 2021 and end on 30 June 2022.
We look forward to hearing from you!