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2023 Catz Telethon Campaign – a fantastic work opportunity for Catz students!

We’d love to hear from you!!

 

St Catherine’s College Telethon Campaign, March 2023

 

We are looking for outgoing, friendly and enthusiastic students to join our March Telethon calling team. The purpose of the campaign is to raise funds for the College, and to enhance the relationship between St Catz and our Alumni. Old Members enjoy hearing about what’s happening in College, particularly from a student perspective, so this is a great opportunity to help us build closer links with our alumni, all while earning money and developing your own skills.

 

Shifts and Benefits

 

There will be two full days of training on Saturday 11th March and Sunday 12th March. The shifts are as follows:

 

Training shifts:

  • Saturday11th March, 10.00-17.00
  • Sunday 12th March, 10.00-17.00

 

Calling shifts:

  • Monday 13th March, 18.15-21.30
  • Tuesday 14th March, 18.15-21.30
  • Wednesday 15th March, 18.15-21.30
  • Thursday 16th March, 18.15-21.30
  • Saturday 18th March, 9.45-13.00 and 14.00-17.00
  • Sunday 19th March, 14.45-20.00
  • Monday 20th March, 18.15-21.30
  • Tuesday 21st March, 18.15-21.30
  • Wednesday 23rd March, 18.15-21.30
  • Thursday 24th March, 18.15-21.30
  • Saturday 26th March, 9.45-13.00 and 14.00-17.00

 

You will not be able to take part in the telethon if you are unable to attend the training sessions, so please ensure you are free for both of these before submitting an application.

 

You will be paid £11.67 per hour (£10.42 hourly pay plus £1.25 holiday pay), and will be paid at the same hourly rate for the training days. You will also receive free accommodation within College for the duration of the campaign, as well as all meals free of charge.

 

Duties

 

Callers will call selected alumni to:

  • Update them on College news and invite them to relevant events
  • Engage them in conversation about their time at St Catz and get their feedback on events, publications, etc.
  • Update the details we have on record for them eg. Contact details, career information, interests etc.
  • Make a compelling case for support and ask them for a gift to the College

 

Callers will also need to keep an accurate record of all the calls they make.

 

Person Specification

 

Above all, callers should:

  • Enjoy speaking to people, and be comfortable holding phone conversations
  • Have an outgoing, pleasant and friendly manner: the calling should be enjoyable for both callers and alumni!
  • Employ tact and discretion: all personal information must be treated as confidential beyond the calling room
  • Be able to engage a wide range of people in conversation
  • Be reliable and self-confident

 

Successful candidates will also be required to get permission from their tutor to participate in the campaign, and will need to supply evidence of their right to work in the UK.

 

How to Apply

 

To apply please fill in the application form found here:

St Catz’s 2023 Telephone Campaign Caller Application Form (smartsurvey.co.uk)

 

Interviews will be held in 4th week, and will be arranged to fit around your academic commitments.