University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Student Outreach Worker

Student Outreach Worker

We are looking for someone to contribute to the Christian ministry of the Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds working closely with colleagues in the Chaplaincy team to help further develop the Chaplaincy's impact into the student community in Leeds.

You will assist the Chaplaincy team in the development of mission and ministry among students in the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, University of the Arts (Leeds), and the University of Law (Leeds). The role of the chaplaincy is to provide opportunities for worship and prayer, pastoral care and to build communities across the universities. For more details about the Universities Chaplaincy please look at our website https: //

The post is located at the Emmanuel Centre on the University of Leeds Campus.

Some of the responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Help create a welcoming, friendly, safe, and discreet environment at the Emmanuel Centre. Signposting students to the appropriate duty chaplains or other welfare provision.
  • Help raise the profile of the activities, events and ministry of the Chaplaincy to students by creating and editing promotional videos, developing the Chaplaincy presence on social media platforms including Instagram.
  • Produce marketing and publicity materials relevant for a student audience including posters, flyers etc.
  • Develop and support student groups and activities and building community around Chaplaincy activities at the Emmanuel Centre.
  • Help build existing contacts and create and develop new contacts with students.
  • Identify and work collaboratively with colleagues to deliver regular outreach opportunities at the universities.
  • Terms and Conditions

    The employer for this post is the Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds Trust, a registered charity (charity number 1128626)

    The appointment is for an initial one year, with the possibility to extend for a further year.

    The post will start in June and end in June to give the post holder time to create suitable materials for the start of the academic year in September.

    The post holder will work 24 hours per week. The hours can be spread over three or more days depending on the weekly programme of events and by mutual agreement with the line manager.

    Pay will be £12 per hour, with the salary paid monthly. This is the Real Living Wage as of April 2024.

    Annual Leave entitlement is 21 days (pro rata based on 24 hours per week). Bank Holiday entitlement is pro rata with the addition of some extra days when the University of Leeds is closed.

    The post is subject to a probationary period of 3 months.

    Agreed expenses will be met by the Chaplaincy.

    The notice period is 1 calendar month.

    The post is subject to a satisfactory advanced DBS check.

    The post is subject to an Occupational requirement under the terms of the Equality Act 2010 that the postholder be a practising Christian.

    Applicants are required to fill in the application form and submit it electronically for the attention of Robin Fishwick, Co-ordinating Chaplain [email protected]

    Deadline for applications Thursday 11th April at 12 Noon.

    Shortlisting in the week beginning Monday 15th April.

    Interviews in the week beginning Monday 22nd April.

    Successful candidate to start ASAP subject to satisfactory references and a DBS check.

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Student Education Service School/Institute: Student Support (inc. Harassment and Misconduct) Category: Non University of Leeds Salary: £12 per hour, with the salary paid monthly Post Type: Part Time Release Date: Friday 22 March 2024 Closing Date: Thursday 11 April 2024 Reference: SESSS1002 Downloads: Candidate Brief Application Form

    Job details


    Student Outreach Worker


    University of Leeds


    United Kingdom


    March 23, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 11, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Law,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

    The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

    Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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