Language Cafe Supervisor

Closed 15/09/2020

We're looking for someone to join our Participation and Volunteering team and supervise the running of our popular Language Café. In this varied role, you will actively promote the Language Cafe and be a key part in the delivery of Language Cafe. 

You will work as part of a friendly team and gain experience by organising the Language Cafe events, helping to facilitate language learning and supervising the staff and volunteers. If you are passionate about languages and enjoy working with other people then this is a great opportunity for you!

We welcome applications from everyone, including but not exclusive to; postgraduates, people with an ethnic minority background, people with a disability, people with dependents, and people who identify as LGBTQ+. We also anonymise applications before shortlisting and give staff conducting interviews Unconscious Bias Training. If you have any suggestions as to how we could improve our language or application process please let us know.

Job Description

Job title: Language Cafe Supervisor

Responsible to: Participation and Volunteering Manager

Responsible for : Language Cafe Volunteers and Language Cafe Leaders (Supervisory)

Rate of pay: £10.56 per hour (made up of £9.42 basic wage + £1.14 holiday pay). Pay is calculated this way because our students often have other work in vacation time. They tell us that they prefer an enhanced hourly amount rather than separate holiday pay.

Hours of work: 0 hours per week (Autumn and Spring Terms 2020-21), with occasional evening and weekend work. Hours are flexible around fixed academic commitments.

Contract: Fixed term ending 1st May 2021

Expected start date : Week of 28th September 2020

Applicants: Current University of Sussex, IDS or BSMS students. The

Union is committed to employing students; seeking to support them as active participants who are helping to provide services within the Union

For more information see the Job Description and Person Specification


We really welcome applications from abroad for all of our vacancies.

Due to legal regulations we have to ensure that everyone is eligible to work in the UK and this would be done by us checking and making a copy of the correct original identification/documentation before your first day of work. You may also be limited in the number of hours you would be allowed to work.

Find out more information about applying to work in the UK.

In any case, we would encourage anyone to apply for a job in one of our friendly departments to give yourself the chance of being selected, and we would look to see the appropriate original documents before your first day of work





Key Dates

Advert closes : 9am Tuesday 15th September 2020

Interviews : Monday 21st September 2020

Start date : Week of 28th September 2020


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