Student Switch Off Ambassador (Leader)

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The Student Switch Off is a not-for-profit campaign that encourages students to reduce their environmental impact when living in halls of residence. 

Since it began in 2006/07 the campaign has reached over 1 million students living in halls of residence, saved over £2.5 million in electricity expenditure and kept over 20,000 tonnes of CO2 out of the atmosphere – all achieved by students adopting pro-environmental habits!

The campaign focuses on fun competitions between halls of residence/colleges where the greenest halls are rewarded with Ben & Jerry’s! Last year's winners were Crown Place Block 3 and Tudor Close. It currently runs at over 40 other institutions across Europe reaching over 130,000 students and reducing electricity consumption by an average of over 6 per cent.

As a Student Switch Off Ambassador you will have a key role in encouraging others to save energy and recycle by getting involved in fun activities. In order to take part you should be currently living in halls. The skills you gain will also be recognised on your HEAR transcript when you graduate!

Training workshops will take place in Semester 1, date to be confirmed

This opportunity is open to Halls residents only.

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Required Role

Student Switch Off Ambassador (Leader)

Key responsibilities

Take part in halls visits Encourage energy saving and recycling with fellow students in halls Promote Switch Off competitions Event planning and co-ordination of activities

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  • Communication
  • Initiative
  • Positive attitude
  • Team Work

Desirable Skills

  • Negotiation and influencing

Skill to gain

  • Confidence
  • Event Planning
  • Interpersonal
  • Marketing
  • Planning and organising

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Once a month

Start Date: 10-10-2017

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To one-click apply for this opportunity you need to have completed the following:

  • You need to have an active account on this website
  • You need to have an active volunteering account
  • You need to have fully completed the volunteering profile set-up