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Student Ambassador

£23,439 - £23,439

Job Description

About the Role / Job Description 

Mind Your Mood is the student-led mental health campaign. It is run by students, for students, to help raise awareness of mental health issues that affect students at Queen's, and in wider society. It seeks to remove the stigma attached to discussing mental health, encourage students to practice self-care, build resilience, and connect with internal and external support services. 

Through a student-led committee, events, workshops, fundraisers, and social opportunities, Mind Your Mood is a powerful vehicle for change and discussion at Queen's. 

Mind Your Mood are recruiting for the role of lead coordinator of a team of student ambassadors, exclusively for students at Queen's. 

The successful candidate will commit to flexible working hours per week (£12.02/hour) from Thursday 15 Febuary 2024 until 28 June 2024, working up to a maximum of 15 hours per week, although hours will vary. The successful candidate will be required to attend any relevant training required for the post. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 13 Febuary. 

The postholder will primarily work Monday to Friday, however evening and/or weekend work may be required.  

The postholder will be based on-campus.

Main duties associated with the Lead Coordinator are: 

Developing and delivering the 'Mind Your Mood' student mental health campaign, to include: 

  • To co-ordinate the planning and logistics of a range of engaging events and workshops targeted towards a student audience, whether delivered internally or through an external facilitators; 

  • Managing and motivating a team of student ambassadors and volunteers (e.g. the Student Committee, and other students who express interest in joining the campaign);

  • Developing publicity and raising student awareness of the campaign and mental health in general, in particular development of social media and online communications and resources, working with Students’ Union and Schools and ensuring promotional presence at relevant events; 

  • Contributing to the management and monitoring of budgets; 

  • Seeking funding sources and contributing to development of funding applications; 

  • Further developing ways for project monitoring, evaluation and reporting; 

  • Carry out any other duties which are appropriate to the post as may be reasonably requested by the supervisor.


Applicants must be registered students at Queen’s University Belfast for academic year 2023 – 2024 and for the full period that the post is available, otherwise the application will not be considered. (Please note, eligibility restrictions apply to PhD/MPhil applicants based on date of first registration as an undifferentiated research student, as per our code of practice and University Regulations associated with PGR students, in the first instance). 

The successful applicant, for whom English is not their first language, must have achieved a minimum pass mark of 6.0 overall for their IELTS (International English Language Test Score) or equivalent. Please note a copy of your IELTS results will be requested by email to your QUB email address following submission of your application). 

The successful candidate should be a resident of Belfast for their studies. 


Within the Cover Letter applicants are asked to specifically refer to any essential and/or desirable criteria that they meet in their application statements, as the panel will use this information to shortlist and invite candidates to interview. Please provide clear examples, avoid acronyms or jargon that would not be familiar to panel members, outline your specific role, and be as clear as possible as the panel will not make assumptions based on any existing knowledge. 

Essential Criteria 

  1. An awareness of, and a keen interest in, Mental Health issues and the benefits of early intervention to protect wellbeing;  

  2. At least three to six months proven experience in a leadership role including taking initiative and solving problems in a working / volunteering environment with minimal supervision; 

  3. At least three to six months experience of organising events including booking venues, communicating with attendees, preparing materials, and identifying and resolving issues as they arise; 

  4. Evidence of working as part of a team; 

  5. Willingness to complete the training required to undertake the role; 

  6. Willingness and ability to work flexible hours - must be available for a minimum 8 hours a week between 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday during term time.


Desirable Criteria  

  1. At least three to six months previous experience of working on Mental Health campaigns (in a paid or volunteer capacity);

  2. At least three to six months experience of posting engaging content across the main social media platforms and growing audiences; 

  3. At least three to six months previous experience of supporting students or pupils, in paid or voluntary capacity;

  4. Ability to provide guidance and direction to a team of mental health ambassadors;

  5. Evidence of creating innovative campaigns.


UK in a Changing Europe is an academic think tank providing impartial, research-based analysis of the critical issues facing the UK. We are funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and hosted by King’s College London.

We are looking for a researcher to support the reporting of a large-scale survey among Britain’s ethnic minorities. The successful candidate would assist with the final write-up of this project, helping to translate data findings into a narrative-driven report. They would also be responsible for checking the final write-up of this project for accuracy, cross-checking reporting with the dataset. This a short-term position but due to the tight deadline of the project, additional hours may be available for suitable candidates. 

Interested candidates should apply by sending a C.V and brief covering letter/personal statement.


- A master’s degree in politics, economics or a relevant social science subject (or significant equivalent experience).


- Candidate should have experience of working with quantitative data (preferably survey/public opinion data). Experience of using R/SPSS is desirable.

- Excellent written communication skills, with an accessible, readable writing style that imparts often complex academic material with clarity, accuracy and impartiality. 

-Good experience of working as part of a busy and successful research team.

-Experience of working within a university/higher education institution is desireable. 

POST: AHSS Student Skills Assisant x 12 (Specialists in Digital, Academic, Employability/Transversal skills)

SCHOOL/DEPT: AHSS Faculty Office

DURATION: Fixed Term until 30th June 2025 (with the possibility of contract extension through to August 2025)

WAGE: £19.23 per hour (Salary may increase as of August 2024 but will be commensurate with Queen's University's Agenda for Change)

CLOSING DATE: Midnight on Sunday16th June 2024

EXPECTED INTERVIEW DATES: Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th June 2024

NO. OF HOURS PER WEEK: Minimum of 8 hours per week (with the possibility of 10/week)

JOB TITLE: AHSS Student Skills Assisant

QUESTION? Informal queries can be directed to Aileen Carson (Employability and Skills Development Officer with AHSS)



We are looking for 12 exceptional students to join our Student Skills Development Team in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS). As part of a dedicated team of Student Assistants, you'll provide peer-to-peer support and training for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, and to promote the student skills agenda.

The team will be made up of Digital (x4), Academic (x4) and Employability/Transversal (x4) assistants* to form the ‘Student Skills Development Team’ who will then be split into 3 sub-teams supporting either Undergraduate (UG), Post Graduate Taught (PGT), or Post Graduate Research (PGR) students across the faculty. Your responsibilities will include organising events, delivering training, offering support through 1-2-1s and group drop-in sessions, and creating engaging learning guides in written and video formats. Additionally, as a member to the Student Skills Development Team, you will actively represent the student voice in important committees and working groups, contributing to decisions that shape the future of student skills development within the AHSS Faculty and the wider university. See a summary of the overall team breakdown below:

Research Assistant in Management (up to a maximum of 20 hours per week for 21 weeks)

This part-time role (up to a maximum of 20 hours per week) will support academics in the Department of Organization, Work and Leadership with their research.


A Master's degree in HRM or related programme.


We are seeking applicants who wish to gain first-hand experience of conducting research in management, and who have an interest in communicating research to non-academic stakeholders.


This part-time role is intended for an individual who is currently on the PhD program or finishing MSc HRM (or equivalent) and who is thinking about doing a PhD.


This role requires prior knowledge of literature review, data collection, input and analysis via NVivo software and SPSS software. 


Good written and verbal communication skills are essential. Knowledge of the appropriate discipline is required.