Society Recruitment and Retention Officer

Recruitment and Retention Officer

Role Description

There are two phases to this role. Initially, your focus will be on raising the profile of EPAfrica in your university, and driving high levels of Project Worker applications. Once the recruitment period is over, you will then focus on initiatives to drive strong Project Worker retention rates, by working to ensure that they feel well included within EPAfrica before their summer projects begin.

As well as reporting to the President, you will work closely with the Recruitment and Retention Manager, and attend the monthly committee meetings of the Recruitment and Training Committee.

As a member of the UC committee you will also get involved in the UC’s many activities, become a PW mentor, and to be involved in socials and events throughout the year.

Organisational Development Activities

  • Improving publicity within the university throughout the year by attending events and talks
  • Working with the Recruitment Manager to identify new opportunities for recruitment
  • Developing content for the next recruitment period

Annual Activities

Project Estimated Start Month Estimated End Month
Lead PW recruitment – advertising Sept 2018 Jan 2019
Support PW recruitment – interviews and selection Nov 2018 Jan 2019
Arrange PW recruitment – Welcome Meeting Dec 2018 Jan 2019
Lead PW retention support Dec 2018 June 2019
Attend publicity events and fairs Sept 2018 June 2019
Run charity socials Sept 2018 June 2019


Core Skills ●    Strong organisational skills

●    Communication skills

●    Interpersonal skills

●    Time management

Desirable Skills ●   Previous experience of organising events

●   Editing skills in software such as Adobe

About Josh Harris-Kirkwood

Josh is EPAfrica's Director of Training and Recruitment, and by day he is a Civil Servant. He was a Project Worker in 2012 at St Joseph's Mukulusu in Kakamega.