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Position Requirements For All Positions. Be a fully matriculated student in good academic standing at the University of Edinburgh Good disciplinary standing within Accommodation Services.

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Position requirements for all positions
Position RequirementsFor All Positions

  • Be a fully matriculated student in good academic standing at the University of Edinburgh

  • Good disciplinary standing within Accommodation Services.

  • Must have lived in shared university accommodation at the university level, preferably at the University of Edinburgh.

  • Be available for a full lease contract (9 months UG; 12 months PG)

  • Return to the University approximately 1 week before CUW to begin Training (tentatively 3 September 2011)

  • For UG posts, return by on the Friday before CUW in January

Understanding the ra post
Understanding the RA Post

  • Time Commitment

    • The position is the principle non-academic activity

    • All staff are required to return to the accommodation at the beginning of Sept

    • 30 hours per month

  • After hiring, discuss outside jobs and significant time commitments with your line manager.

Understanding the ra post1
Understanding the RA Post

  • Training/Induction

    • Attend all training sessions and in-services

  • Role model

    • Serve as a role model following all policies and procedures as outlined by Accommodation Services and the University

    • Professionalism is extremely important!

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Understanding the RA Post

  • Teamwork

    • Work collaboratively with supervisor and other staff to meet the needs of students

    • Event Committee expectations

  • Administration

    • Complete various reports (including those related to event planning and timesheets)

    • Assist in Check-in & Welcome of students

    • Site meetings

Site differences
Site Differences

  • Duties

    • RAs participate in after hours phone duty rotation. Differences based on staff size

    • Office Hours

  • Events

    • Main role is to plan and facilitate house/site events

    • However, the event model is different between PG & UG sites

    • Events focus on many different areas

  • Additional Administrative Work

    • RAs in Flats conduct Flat Visits

  • Break Coverage

    • PG Sites are 12 month leases and require their RAs to be there all year.

    • RA must discuss with line manager when leaving for breaks so that appropriate coverage is arranged

    • RA must discuss with line manager when away from site (both during break and especially if it is during term time)