Residential Advisors can support you settling into accommodation, with the chance to become one yourself.
The accommodation at Manchester Metropolitan University offers comfortable flats and townhouses in which students from varying backgrounds and studying a variety courses live in a mutually-supportive environment.
Your accommodation will allow you the opportunity to develop a healthy balance between your academic studies, making friends and engaging with societies and events within the university and around Manchester. Students continue to inform us that their residential student experience is just as important as your academic pursuits. To ensure your experience is every bit as enriching as it should be, we offer in-house peer support, and advice through our Residential Advisors who are part of the Residential Life team.
Residential Advisors are an in-house team of second year, third year and postgraduate students who live in student accommodation. Their role is to offer support and advice about living in Manchester Met accommodation and information about accessing support across the university.
As part of this role, the RAs will provide events which give you the chance to meet students from across your Student Living complex and assist in creating the sense of belonging within your accommodation. The RAs visit flats and townhouses regularly, deliver and promote events, and run campaigns throughout the year.
RAs can help resolve student queries, flatmate concerns, study issues, and much more. Their own experience and knowledge of being a student means that they appreciate all of the questions you may have about living within MMU accommodation, even something like how to use the washing machine in the laundry. The RAs can offer advice and guidance and they also deliver a variety of events from a group trip to Ikea through to a regular film night.
The role of the RA through visiting, offering advice, events and a helping hand in meeting fellow students, will support an excellent student residential experience and a sense of belonging while living within MMU accommodation. Who knows you may wish to become a Residential Advisor yourself in the future.
We are looking for applicants with excellent communication, customer service and team working skills to join our Residential Advisor team in September 2019. Second and third year students, as well as postgraduate students are eligible to apply and you must have experience of living in student accommodation (this can be private or University owned). In order to fulfil the role, you must will be required to live in university owned, leased or nominated accommodation for the entire academic year 2019/20.
Benefits and payment
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For more information about the role and the accommodation sites Residential Life are recruiting for, please view this document.
The Residential Life team will offer successful candidates the RA role and a room in a specific hall based on team strengths so please only apply if you are happy to live in the above accommodation sites. We cannot guarantee that you will be offered a room in your preferred hall.
Please do not apply if you have signed a housing contract for 19/20, which is not for university owned, leased or nominated accommodation (https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/accommodation/manchester/).
To find out more about the Residential Advisor role, you can read the full Job Specification and Role Specification or contact the Residential Life team ResLife@mmu.ac.uk.
How to apply
We are currently accepting applications for the academic year 2019/20. Please download and complete the application form and upload this to the Jobs4Students portal here no later than 23:59 on Sunday 30th June 2019.
The Residential Life team will review your application and offer successful applicants an interview either in person on the Manchester campus, or via skype, at a mutually beneficial time.
(Please note: we are unable to consider applications from candidates who have previously been unsuccessful in applying to be a Residential Advisor for the academic year 19/20.)