Get paid to talk on the phone and help fellow students
We’re looking for 40 student callers to work on our telephone campaign in November.
- be paid £10.43 per hour (plus holiday pay)
- gain invaluable careers advice from alumni
- be expected to attend 3-4 shifts (one weekend)
- receive full paid training on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October
We will not be accepting applications from students without a National Insurance number.
Deadline: Wednesday 10 October.
My favourite thing about being on the call team is that everyone gets on so well. It’s a really tight-knit, friendly bunch of people. You may think that working in a call room is boring, but no! You get to speak to really interesting people who have all had different experiences and you get free chocolate along the way!
Humza Ali Nadeem, student caller
We look forward to you joining the 2018 Annual Fund Telephone Campaign!
- Call alumni (former students). As far as possible we will match you to people who are interested in the same things as you – maybe what they studied, societies they joined, and other interests
- Engage them in conversation about Queen Mary University of London
- Update them on Queen Mary news and events
- Ask them if they’d like to make a charitable donation
- Update their contact details and career information
- Keep an accurate record of the call, and write a thank-you card if they make a donation
Where do I call from?
The call room is in the Queens’ Building on the Mile End campus. You will work on a computer and use a mobile phone to make the calls.
Why is QMUL fundraising in this way?
What is the money raised for?
It is called the 'Annual Fund' because we ask alumni to make a regular donation, rather than giving only once. Therefore, a lot of small, regular donations from a number of alumni can build up over time and make a real difference.
Why do current students need to be callers?
What does a standard call achieve?
Do people receiving the calls know about it? Is it cold calling?
Do you get a good response?
What skills do I need for the position? What skills will I gain?
- Self-confidence and the ability to communicate
- Determination and the ability to negotiate
- Leadership skills to control the conversation
By working on the campaign you will gain useful communication and negotiating skills. You will develop organisational skills and improve your confidence in speaking to, and quickly establishing a rapport with, large numbers of people. You will also be working as a member of a close, supportive team, in a target-focused but fun environment. The experience will be helpful if you are interested in careers in the charity and education sectors, sales or marketing, or any job that requires the presentation of ideas clearly, persuasively and enthusiastically.
We will try our best to ensure that you call alumni who studied the same or very similar subjects to you. This means that you will gain plenty of valuable advice about career fields you may be considering.
Will I receive training?
What hours will I work?
We will then email you with instructions to leave a short voicemail message as part of the application process. Applicants going through to the next stage will be invited to a selection day on 17 or 18 October.