Language Café Leaders

Closed 08/07/2019

The Language Café is looking for 8 enthusiastic Language Café Leaders to join the team.

Language Café Leaders are responsible for devising and delivering language learning activities to facilitate language learning at the Language Café. There is lots of scope for your input, ideas and creativity! This role is open to current Sussex, BSMS, or IDS students. Interviews can take place over the phone, Skype or Whatsapp 

We welcome applications from everyone, including but not exclusive to; postgraduates, people with an ethnic minority or Chinese background, people with a disability, people with dependants, and people who identify as LGBTQ+. We conduct anonymous shortlisting and give our interview panels unconscious bias training to support this commitment. We also consider flexible working for those with care commitments. If you have any suggestions as to how we could improve our language or application process please let us know


Job Title:  Language Café Leader

Responsible to: Student Participation Assistant

Rate of pay: Your pay will be £8.62 per hour. This is made up of £7.70 basic rate, and 92p holiday pay. The rate of pay will be higher if you are over 25 in order to meet the increase in national minimum wage for staff over 25

Contract: Fixed term, ending 15th June 2020

Hours of work: 6-8 hours per term: 3 hours for each Language Café Session. Successful applicants will commit to leading on two sessions. One 30 minute 1:1 supervision session is also included, over Skype, in person, or over the phone, with an additional session available upon request. You are also able to access 1-2-1 hour long training sessions.

Applicants: You must still be a student of Sussex, BSMS, or IDS at the time of the start date in order to apply, or be able to provide confirmation that you are starting a new course. 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 details please see the full 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




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Application deadline: 10am Monday 8th July 2019

Interviews: Thursday 19th July 2019 (Skype/telephone/Whatsapp interviews available upon request)

Start date:  The week beginning Monday 30th September 2019