Welcome team and social assistants

Each year we recruit teams of students and recent graduates to support new international students arriving in Leeds. The positions have a varied workload with start dates during the summer and in September.

For all roles, there are lots of skills to be gained. We are looking for people who have great communication and relationship-building skills, are sensitive to the needs of people from diverse cultures, enjoy intercultural interaction and have a strong desire to help students to have a great experience.

Welcome team outside Great Hall

Welcome Team Assistant

As a member of the welcome team during the summer or in September, you’ll work in a range of different environments to meet new students’ needs and help them to settle into their new life and enjoy being part of our Global Community. 

Welcome Team Coordinator

If you have previously worked in a similar role on the welcome team or as a social assistant, you can apply to be a coordinator, supervising the teams of assistants and managing the day-to-day running of welcome and registration support, and social and cultural activities across campus.

Leeds International Summer School (LISS) Social Assistant

Apply to become a social assistant and help students who are coming to the University on a four week educational programme make new friends, settle in and feel welcome whilst they enjoy a taste of British university life and culture. Watch this video to find out more about being a Social Assistant.

Applications

Applications usually open in March each year. You will be able to apply from the University Jobs website.