The role of Senior Resident is vital in the community structure of the Halls of Residence at the University of Bristol.
Led by the Badock Hall Warden and Deputy Warden a team of 11 senior residents, all volunteers, assists the 444 students in settling into communal life at University. Each senior resident has responsibility for an accommodation unit of up to 46 students.
In return for taking on this role, Senior Residents will live on campus in a set of rooms designed for single occupancy comprising bedroom, study area and bathroom facility. Badock Hall is a catered hall, so the senior residents also benefit during term time from breakfast and dinner each weekday, plus Saturday Brunch and Sunday breakfast and lunch - the cost of which is incorporated in a generously discounted accommodation fee.
Senior Residents all take equal share in an evening and weekend duty rota to assist with student problems in Hall; this duty responsibility also requires all team members to turn to cover evenings throughout the Christmas and Easter vacations. Every Senior Resident is expected to support the students in assisting the organisation of a specific aspect of communal life, whilst and the team as a whole is inter-supportive in making the many social events at Badock Hall vibrant and diverse.
Senior residency commences during September and runs through to July the following year. Posts are reviewed annually.
To apply for a senior residency interested parties must be permanent employees of the University of Bristol, or students who will be in their in their 4th year of study or have attained graduate status. Each candidate will be expected to provide a full resumé of personal details, educational background, hobbies plus a brief statement indicating what they feel they can bring to the post. All applicants may express a Hall of preference but allocation to that Hall cannot be guaranteed.
New candidates for the year 2013-14 should recognise that applications cannot be accepted unless PhD funding or a Masters course has been confirmed. All applications will be forwarded to a central pool for allocation, thus ensuring Halls receive equal and balanced sets of interviewees.
Badock Hall does not undertake telephone or Skype interviews. The first interviews for any year do not commence until late Spring, then continue until a balanced team has been selected.
In Spring 2013 vacancies for the Senior Resident role covering the following academic year will be publicised on the University of Bristol Job Vacancies page.