Could you be a volunteer student residence warden?

A vacancy for a warden/assistant warden has recently opened up in one of our partnership residences in Zone 2 close to the Denmark Hill campus.

This is an exciting opportunity to enhance your career experience by providing pastoral care for students while gaining team management experience, with accommodation fully paid for.

In this volunteer role within Student Residences, wardens provide an on-call point of contact for the pastoral care and welfare needs of student, linking into the College’s Student Services, as well as supervising/assisting 5-10 Residence Life Assistants.

While fulfilling their normal College roles or post-graduate study, wardens are on call for ad-hoc emergency assistance to students, working along with the Student Residences Management Team.

Wardens must be interested in students, empathetic to the kinds of stresses that students may face, approachable, non-judgemental and able to respect confidences.

You will be given full training including:

  • Introduction to the range of student support services provided by King’s: personal tutors, Counselling, Student Centre, and Student Union, and how/when to interact with them
  • Health and safety information, including fire marshal and first aid training
  • Mental health awareness and first aid
  • An introduction to basic counselling skills

Wardens are required to live at each residence and receive shared accommodation including utility bills, council tax and internet.

We are looking to fill this role as soon as possible so if you are interested and want to know more or would like to apply for this role please email an up to date CV and a cover letter explaining why you would like to be considered for the role and why you think you are a suitable candidate. Please email the student residences operations assistant rosanne.hunt@kcl.ac.uk. The deadline for applications is Friday 6th March 2015. Interviews will take place in March.