University of Bath

Spring Telethon 2019

Everything callers need to know about interviews, training, pay and shifts.

Essential information


In order for the University to employ (and pay!) you, you MUST have a valid, completed contract. For this to happen you must provide your passport (with a valid visa in if appropriate) at interview stage. You will then receive a PDF contract and a job offer. Please respond as quickly as possible to this, as it will enable you to be set up on the payroll system, so that you can raise time-sheets.


Attendance at both training days is mandatory.

  • Where: EB 0.5

  • When: 10am to 5pm on Saturday 2 March and Sunday 3 March.

  • Paid: Yes, if you work all the required shifts. You'll get one hour's lunch break each day which isn't paid.

  • Lunch: Provided. Dietary requirements notified to Liz will be catered for. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, please bring water bottles.


Pay is £8.75 per hour plus holiday pay, paid monthly in arrears. Please complete an e-timesheet see guidance and submit it weekly. Payroll cut off date to be paid in April is Wednesday 3 April. Any timesheets received after this date will not be paid until May. Breaks (training days and weekend shifts) are not paid. Please enter these in your time sheet as two shifts e.g 10:00 – 13:00; 14:00 – 17:00 and not as one shift of 10:00 – 16:00.


I will e-mail the rota poll to you weekly on Tuesday morning. I will also publish a link to it on this page. There are limited spaces in each shift so if you have particular shifts you want to work in any week, you need to sign up quickly!

We ask you to work 12 shifts over the four weeks of the Telethon. This should be three shifts per week, and at least three weeks should include a weekend shift. There may be a possibility of additional shifts for people who want extra work, if this is the case I will let you know as soon as I can, and these spaces will be filled on a first come, first served, basis.

Once you have committed to a shift you are expected to turn up and work. If you are double-booked you need to resolve that problem yourself.

Shift times are:

  • Monday 19.15 – 21.00
  • Tuesday 19:15 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 19:15 - 21:00
  • Thursday 19:15 - 21:00
  • Friday 18.15 – 21:00
  • Saturday 10.45 – 17.00
  • Sunday 14.45 – 20.00

There is an extra short shift for those keen to get started on Sunday 3 March after training. This runs from 18:15 - 20:00.

All shifts take place in EB 0.9 unless you are told otherwise. Please arrive promptly and ready to work. Tea and coffee are provided.

Tier 4 Visa

If you have a Tier 4 visa you may only work 20 hours per week. Any working hours booked on University of Bath jobs are managed through a centralised system to ensure that you cannot exceed your permitted hours and jeopardise your visa, but we cannot allow for any external jobs – if you also work anywhere else PLEASE let Liz know so that this can be managed. Please complete your e-timesheet after the hours have been worked.