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Join our Student Fundraising Team

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Join our student fundraising team

Are you looking for a well-paid, fun, and professional part-time job, that is guaranteed to boost your CV? 
Apply to become a Student Caller! 

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations (ODAR) is looking for hardworking and enthusiastic students to join our student fundraising team to support our annual Calling Campaign.  This year’s Calling Campaign will take place from Monday 7th February -  Sunday 20th March 2022.

During the Campaign, our student fundraising team call 10,000 of our alumni and supporters to raise money for amazing causes right here at the University of Southampton, from helping disadvantaged students to succeed at Southampton through the Ignite Programme to supporting life-saving research into Cancer Immunology.  

We are also looking to hire a small team of Student Supervisors, who will manage the calling team and assist the Regular Giving officer in many aspects of the campaign – please see below for more information

Last year, our fundraising team raised nearly £30,000 –join us this year to help us raise even more!

As a Student Caller you’ll also be helping to engage our alumni with the many ways they can stay involved with Southampton, such as attending events or becoming volunteers. 

I enjoy speaking to alumni about their University experience and career since graduating, and seeing their genuine desire to give back to the University.

The Student Fundraising Team

Apply to be a student fundraiser

If you think you have what it takes to be a Student Fundraiser, apply to be part of the team

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Benefits for you:

Who we look for

Apply to be a Student Caller

To apply for this fantastic opportunity, please complete our online application form. Applications close on 10 January 2022. If your application is shortlisted, we’ll invite you to a short telephone interview, and group interview in mid-January.

Student Supervisors

We are also looking for a small team of Student Supervisors, who will help our staff to manage the fundraising team and the call room. Supervisors are paid £11.41/hour and gain valuable experience in managing and upskilling team members, as well as additional responsibilities assisting the Regular Giving Officer in managing the campaign.

If you have experience of leading a team, or previous calling experience, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please complete our online application form, selecting the box for ‘Student Supervisor’ when prompted.

Everything you need to know 

Where will Calling take place?

Calling takes place on Highfield Campus, in Building 58.

When are the Calling shifts?

Shifts are from 6-9pm Monday-Wednesday, and 3-6pm on Sundays. The Campaign starts on Monday 7th February and finishes on Sunday 20 March. 

How many shifts do I need to work?

You will be expected to do at least 2 shifts per week. Please note: if you are on a Tier 4 student visa you must not work more than 20 hours a week for any job, or combination of jobs.  

What if I can’t make a shift?

There will be an opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of shifts you know you can’t make, before the Campaign starts. Any absences after this time should be raised with your Supervisor or the Regular Giving Officer.

When do I get paid?

Payment will be monthly, 1 month in arrears.

Do I need to complete Right To Work checks?

Yes, you must have the right to work in the UK to take part in this activity. Registration and right to work checks can be completed with UniWorkForce after interviews.

What about if I can’t attend training?

You must be able to attend both days of training (5-6 February 2022) to be employed as a student caller. 

When do interviews take place?

  • Phone interviews will take place 19th and 20th January 2022
  • Group interviews will take place on the 25th and 26th January 2022.  

How many Callers are you recruiting?

We are expecting to hire around 24 Callers and 6 Supervisors.

I still have more questions!

If you have any further enquiries, please contact Chris Hartland at   

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