Apply to be an Accommodation Representative

If you are interested in working as an Accommodation Representative to earn money on campus through showcasing your accommodation to prospective students and their guests, then please tick the box on your accommodation application form to state that are interested in taking part in the Accommodation Representative Show Flat scheme. As we only have a designated number of show flats, we will contact you directly to let you know if your application has been successful. Once you have joined us at Essex and are living in a show flat, you can then decide if you would like to work as an Accommodation Representative, please note that if you do not decide to work in this role then you potentially may still be living in a flat with other Accommodation Representatives who are showcasing your accommodation so please keep your accommodation tidy when events are taking place. 

What’s involved?

This involves being part of a network of show flats that are available for visitors to view on applicant days, open days, daily campus tours and campus visits. The role is very flexible as you can work as often as you like.

  • You will provide information and tours of your accommodation and answer questions from visitors about living on campus in our accommodation
  • You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of events, including Open Days, Campus visits, virtual recruitment events, and outreach events
  • During your shifts, you will show the communal areas of your flat and your bedroom
  • We ask that you keep your flat clean and tidy when you are working, to ensure guests have a positive experience of Essex accommodation

What are the benefits?

  • You will earn £9.24 per hour
  • You can secure your first job at university and start earning money from October 2022!
  • Being able to work on campus and apply for shifts that fit around your studies!
  • We will clean the communal areas of your flat, ahead of large events, such as Open Days and Applicant Days, to ensure your accommodation is ready to show to visitors
  • Developing skills and experiences to add to your CV and job applications

Want to apply?

  • Applications will open shortly and you will then be invited to compulsory training in September/October 2022 on campus
  • You must be eligible to work in the UK and can provide original Right to Work documentation. You must also have a UK bank account
  • You must also have a National Insurance Number
  • Other documentation may be requested upon application
  • If you have any questions before you apply, please email Zoe Dawson.

Already an Accommodation Representative?

  • If you need to cancel your shift, please log on to the Student Ambassador Management System (SAMS) where you can find contact details of the event organiser. Please email or call them directly
  • If you have a payment query, please email the appropriate event organiser.
  • If you wish to update your personal or accommodation details, please email HR and update the Student Recruitment Team
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Contact us

For enquiries about accommodation or about an application you're making, contact us at the Student Services Hub. Quote your full name and PRID or PG number on all correspondence.