Opportunity 1: Become a Residence Welfare Lead
Applications are now closed
Residence Welfare Leads (RWLs) are inspirational volunteers who are either postgraduate students on an MSc or PhD course, students undertaking a second undergraduate degree (having completed an undergraduate degree already) or are staff at King’s College London. RWLs are recruited for their dedication and enthusiasm for helping others and are then specially trained to live in the Halls and provide an out-of-hours wellbeing support service to our resident students. Being a Residences Welfare Lead in King’s Residences 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 different to students that would otherwise find life at university very hard.
If you are a current Residence Welfare Lead: Application here
If you are a new applicant, not currently serving as a RWL in King’s Residences: Application here
Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.
Perks of the role
King’s Residences provides these volunteers with rent-free accommodation, as “living-in” is a condition of service that Residences Welfare Leads must have for the proper performance of their duties. In addition, Residences Welfare Leads receive extensive, accredited training at the start of their appointment in areas such as Mental Health First Aid, Suicide Intervention, First Aid at Work, Sexual Violence Awareness and many more. Being in the RWL team is like being a part of a large, supportive family – so this is a great chance to join a group of like-minded individuals who are all working together to make a positive difference to others.
You must be a postgraduate student on an MSc or PhD course, have already completed an undergraduate degree and are pursuing either a second undergraduate degree or you are on the Graduate Entry Medicine programme to be considered for the RWL role. You can also be a full-time employee at King’s College London with enough course/contract time to cover the appointment period (1st August 2022 – 31st July 2023). Staff at King’s Residences are not eligible to apply.
All applicants must hold the appropriate Right to Work documentation that covers your right to work legally in the UK from 1st August 2022. If you are an international student planning to study in the UK from September 2022 onwards, your VISA may not allow you to work in the country until 1 month before your course start date (which is usually around 27th August).
Please note: 3 of our Residences – Julian Markham House, Moonraker Point and Canada Water operate on 40-week contracts only. RWLs at these sites will be on a shortened contract, ending 24th June 2023.
We strongly encourage all potential applications to attend a “Becoming a Welfare Lead” digital session on the below dates. 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 these sessions are below:
Opportunity 2: Community Facilitators
We are looking for residents who are keen to get involved in building a community through engaging their fellow residents with social events. With planning for both face to face and online events, knowing what your fellow peers want to engage in is really important. Do you have creative ideas? Have a good understanding of what is important to your peers? Apply for the Community Facilitator role to ensure a fun and engaging academic year full of fun events.
Community Facilitators: Application here
Opportunity 3: Senior Community Facilitators
We are looking for residents who are in the final year of undergrad or post graduate to manage a team of Community Facilitators to delivery social community engaging events to residents at King’s Residences. There are three roles available; ResiLife, GradPlus, and Sustainable Living Communities.
- ResiLife Senior Community Facilitator – The ResiLife Senior Community Facilitator will take a lead of 10 – 12 Community Facilitators with the emphasis of building a community by hosting social activities.
- GradPlus Senior Community Facilitator – The GradPlus Senior Community Facilitator will take lead of 2 Community Facilitators based at our GradPlus sites Vauxhall and City. This programme is set up to work with post-graduates to enhance their Self-Development, Career, and Wellbeing skills.
Senior Community Facilitators: Application here
It felt great to know I was helping students to navigate their various challenges throughout their degree. University can be really tough at times, and it was an amazing opportunity to make a positive impact on the students in King’s Residences
Jonathan Doone, Residences Welfare Lead