Senior Residents

Senior residents' socialOur Senior Residents are passionate about the student community. They actively build friendship and support-networks amongst their peers. If you share our passion for student life, why not apply for a Senior Residency?

As a senior resident you will benefit from working as part of a close-knit team. Your warden, deputy warden and fellow senior residents will provide support for your personal development and your studies. You'll have the opportunity to develop life skills and receive tailored training on support for students’ welfare.

Your involvement in the social and communal life of your residence will ensure an excellent and rounded student experience for all residents and the chance to make life-long friendships.

Find out more about the development opportunities for senior residents.

Reduced rents

Although the roles are voluntary, senior residents do benefit from a 75% discount on accommodation fees. If you are looking for a affordable, quality accommodation then a resident position is the ideal opportunity. See the following examples of rents for the 2015/16 academic year:

Senior residents rents table
Residence typeAnnual rent*
Single room (catered) No more than £1,701.87
En suite (catered) No more than £1,890.97
Single  room (non-catered) No more than £1,506.74
En suite (non-catered) No more than £1,506.75
Studio No more than £1,801.70

*Senior Resident tenancies normally run two weeks before the start and two weeks after the end of the standard student tenancies except in Unite owned properties where they have the same tenancy dates as undergraduates. Tenancy extensions to cover the summer period can usually be arranged but may involve a move of room or residence.

Who are senior residents?

Senior residents are typically postgraduate students, mature undergraduate students or University staff. They work alongside the warden, deputy warden, and are assisted by the Student Support Administrator, to implement local rules that promote harmony in our residential communities. As a voluntary activity it may also appeal to current students who are involved in the Bristol Plus award.

"As senior resident at Manor it's really satisfying to help new students find their feet and there is a really friendly Senior Common Room."

Senior Resident, Manor Hall, 2014

What does the role involve?

Senior residents live in specific accommodation in a residence. They support the social and cultural life of the student community and offer general pastoral care to an allocated group of students.  View working examples for a senior resident's  (PDF, 77kB).

Senior residents must be resident in their residence during term time and for any period of duty during the Christmas and Easter vacations. Each residence will have its own duty rota. This ensures someone is always available to respond to emergencies or any matter that needs immediate attention.

Please note that senior residents will be required to undergo a DBS check.

Apply for a role

Please read the senior resident role description (PDF, 216kB) thoroughly before making an application. Please note, the most up-to-date version is January 2015. If you see an earlier version you need to refresh your browser (Cntl + F5).

The deadline for first round applications is 1 March 2015. If there are any vacancies left after this date we will advertise again in April/ May.

Senior resident application form

Student wardens in A2Dominion residences

A2Dominion Housing Group manages two residences in partnership with the University of Bristol. Deans Court in the City Centre and Woodland Court on Belgrave Road, close to the University campus. A2Dominion student wardens form an integral part of the service provided to students by A2Dominion and work closely with the on-site staff team.

Main duties include:

  • Providing an out of hours duty service on a rota basis, dealing with any emergencies/problems that may arise.
  • Completing inventories and collecting or issuing of keys during arrival and departure weekends.
  • Participating in the development and running of resident involvement and community building events such as welcome parties and resident meetings.
  • Providing pastoral support to residents.
  • Attending monthly meetings with the site management team.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found on the A2Dominion website.