Apply for a Residence Life role

Key information about the role and day-to-day duties can be found in the Residence Life Job Description.

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Who can apply

Residence Life positions are best suited to students who have previously lived in University accommodation or who have experience in leadership, mentoring, and support roles. Applicants are mostly later year undergraduates, postgraduates, and mature students, though new students with relevant skills and experience are welcome to apply.

You must be a registered student or staff member at the University of Glasgow for the duration of your time on the Residence Life Team. You do not need to meet the requirements for an accommodation application.

We are looking for people who would made good role models for new students of the university and who are:

  • Passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of other students,
  • Keen to foster good relationships with their peers and build community,
  • Interested in organising a vibrant social programme for residents,
  • Confident working as part of a team and independently,
  • Able to confront poor behaviour in a constructive manner,
  • Hard working and committed to developing their skills.

When to apply

The majority of applications are considered in spring, with successful candidates taking up positions at the start of September, though vacancies can arise during the academic year. When the service is recruiting, information is posted below. 

Current vacancies

We are currently recruiting for the 2023-24 academic year.

Residence Life Assistant
Location: Dumfries Residences
Start date: As soon as possible
Closing date: 10th November

If you are interested in a position in Glasgow, an application form can be submitted and will be held for reference should a vacancy arise during the academic year.

Application form

If you would like to apply, please download and complete the  and return it to


Interviews are primarily held during spring and summer, though ad-hoc interviews can be called out with these times should vacancies arise. Interviews can be held online for applications who are not currently in Glasgow but meet the application criteria.

Recruitment questions

Any specific queries should be emailed to