Role Models Project Assistant

Closed 22/08/2019

We’re looking for someone to join our friendly Support and Representation Department as Role Models Project Assistant.

In this role you would be supporting the Role Models Project coordinator to deliver our bespoke training programme to university student volunteers, giving them the skills and confidence to go on to create and facilitate workshops on PSHE themes in local secondary schools. You will have the chance to work on volunteer recruitment, deliver large training sessions, facilitate small group work and give 1-1 support. You are invited to bring your passions and experience to the project to keep it developing and youth led. 

The project is run in partnership with the University of Sussex, the School of Education and Social Work, The Blagrave Trust and SLNCOP. Last year we worked with 150 students and over 200 young people, and made connections with six local schools. 

Come and join this project at a really exciting time! 

“I really enjoyed facilitating workshops and building relationships with the pupils, I have learnt a lot about myself.”

We welcome applications from everyone, including but not exclusive to; 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 all of our interview panels have Unconscious Bias Training in order to support the above. 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:  Role Models Project Assistant      

Responsible to: Role Models Project Coordinator

Responsible for: Role Models Project Volunteers

Salary: £18,697 full time equivalent, per annum pro rata

Contract: Fixed term until 20th June 2020

Hours of work: Up to 36.5 hours per week but will more than likely be flexible to include some evenings and weekend work during term time..

Applicants:  University of Sussex or BSMS graduates (graduated in 2017, 2018 or 2019), or University of Sussex students requiring an industry placement. The Union looks to employ Sussex students and graduates in order to provide valuable skills and experience to them, increasing their employability and personal development

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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Applications close: Thursday 22nd August 9am

Interviews: Monday 2nd September (Skype interviews available upon request)

Expected start date: Must be available to start Friday 20th September (or earlier if possible)


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