Opportunity 2: Become a Residence Welfare Lead
Please Note: Due to the current restrictions in response to COVID-19, there will be a delay in the recruitment process. Please bear with us through this uncertain time. We will respond to all applicants as fast as we can. For any queries or concerns, please email email@example.com.
Residences Welfare Leads (previously known as Residence Wardens) are volunteer post-graduate students or full-time employees at King’s College London who support the King’s Residences team with the welfare and conduct of students within residences. Being a Residences Welfare Lead at King’s College London is an excellent opportunity for those wanting to get more involved with activities that directly impact student experience, as well as developing skills that will enrich their lives and CVs! This is a great opportunity for those looking to make a real impact to students that would otherwise find life at university very hard.
- We are now open for applications; the post will close when all positions have been fillled, no later than 1st May 2020
- If you are a current Residence Welfare Lead: Application Here.
- If you are a new applicant, not currently serving as an RWL in King’s Residences: Application Here.
Perks of the role
King’s Residences provides these volunteers with rent-free accommodation as living-in is a condition of service as Residences Welfare Leads for the proper performance of their duties. In addition, Residences Welfare Leads receive extensive training at the start of their appointment around the areas of student welfare, conduct and wellbeing.
You must be a postgraduate student or fulltime employee at King’s College London with enough course/contract time to cover the appointment period (3rd August 2020 – 31st July 2021). Staff at King’s Residences are not eligible to apply.
We strongly encourage all potential applications to attend a “Becoming a Welfare Lead” session on campus. There are some subtle changes to the role this year. These sessions offer a detailed insight into the role and allow you to fully understand and explore any questions you may have about the volunteer role before making your application. These sessions are designed to give you a clearer idea of the benefits and challenges of the position and you will have the opportunity to hear about the lived experiences of current RWLs. The dates and times of the original sessions have had to be postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place. New dates and times will be shared as soon as possible.
For me it would be feeling that I’ve made a positive impact on the experience of some of the students here, and helped them progress throughout their year.
Shannon Whyborne, Residences Welfare Lead