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Resident Assistants

Be a part of our Res Life team and help create a lively, friendly and supportive community in a BU halls of residence or UniLet area – find out more about the different roles below and keep checking back for recruitment opportunities.

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Resident Assistants - applications now open

As a ResLife Resident Assistant you can help create a lively, friendly and supportive community in a BU halls of residence or UniLet area.

You’ll live in designated BU accommodation throughout your employment, acting as a point of contact for other students, organising events, producing social media content and have knowledge of, and able to signpost to, appropriate support services when required.

Guidance and support will be provided by our Welfare Coordinators, staff within the accommodation residences and our Residential Services team, as well as other Resident Assistants. You will all work together to:

  • Foster an inclusive BU student community through a series of planned social events and activities
  • Develop an active and engaging online presence for the ResLife community
  • Be a friendly point of contact for other students, helping them to help themselves
  • Assist BU and accommodation partner staff problem solve and communicate important messages within student accommodation.

Benefits of the role

As a current student returning to continue your studies, this paid opportunity will provide you with the chance to develop personal and professional skills, including: interpersonal skills, problem-solving, event planning and team building.

You will take part in a one-week training programme before the start of term (usually in September) where you will meet other Resident Assistants, develop your skills, become familiar with BU support services and processes, and start planning activities for the start of term.

How to apply

Download the job description (pdf 160kb)

You can find further details and how to apply on MyCareerHub.

Deadline to apply: Thursday 9 August, 5pm.

Green Champion Resident Assistants - applications now closed

As a Green Champion Resident Assistant you will help provide a lively, friendly and supportive community encouraging sustainable behaviours in the student halls/Uni-Let houses through running sustainability focused activities and events within the BU calendar. Creating a friendly and positive atmosphere, the Green Champion Resident Assistants will encourage fellow students to reduce their energy consumption in the halls of residence and assist the accommodation management team with the implementation of their sustainability plans. You’ll live in designated BU accommodation throughout your employment but deliver the above at all halls within BU’s portfolio of accommodation.

Guidance and support will be provided by the Welfare and Communities Officer, Green and Volunteering Projects Co-ordinator within SUBU and the Sustainability Support Officer within BU.

Benefits of the role

As a current student returning to continue your studies, this paid opportunity will provide you with the chance to develop personal and professional skills, including: interpersonal skills, problem-solving, event planning and team building.

You will take part in a training programme before the start of term (usually in September) where you will meet other Green Champions and Resident Assistants, develop your skills, become familiar with BU support services and processes, and start planning activities for the start of term.