AboutWith over 11,000 students at the London School of Economics, we are one of the best universities in the world. We have brilliant and exceptionally talented students and we want to make sure they get amazing opportunities while they are here. We want them to have fun, be part of an active community and be proud of their union. Around 90 staff work together at LSE Students’ Union (LSESU) to deliver extraordinary projects, activities and opportunities for our members. Some of the staff we employ undertake the role alongside their studies as well as supporting over 1200 volunteers who are actively engaged in leading campaigns, societies, sports clubs or seeking to improve their course.
Who we are
Part business, part charity, part membership body – students’ unions are all seriously fun places to work. They are organisations in their own right. Professionally run, but different. Professional teams support elected student leaders to make change, improve lives and fulfil potential; we help make it happen.
Founded in 1897, LSE Students’ Union is one of the oldest Students’ Unions in the UK and is the representative and campaigning body for students at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Like other Students’ Unions, it also funds and facilitates student activities of campus, including societies, sports clubs through the Athletics Union (AU), the Media Group and Raising and Giving (RAG) charitable fundraising initiatives.
About the job
Making the best possible experience for students at LSE is our passion and purpose. On a daily basis you will support a range of student groups to deliver activities and opportunities that support their future careers.
You will work to develop and build partnerships with students, LSE Careers department and external organisations.
Who are we looking for?
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about the student experience, has insights into the HE graduate landscape and has an interest in events.
You will have excellent organisational skills and be able to work with people on all levels, from students taking part in groups for the first time to senior staff within the institution and corporate partners.
The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a fast paced and demanding environment, excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Because you’re excited by the challenge! The exact opposite of corporate, we’re progressive, daring and creative individuals working to make a difference in unconventional workplaces.
Benefits and Perks
In return for your passion and experience we offer:
- 25 days holidays per year pro rata
- Additional closure periods at Christmas and Easter
- Free LSE Students’ Union gym membership
- Cycle to Work scheme enabling significant savings on bicycle purchase
- Access to LSE staff training courses
- Ability to purchase TOTUM (NUS) card giving wide range of discounts
- Flexibility for work-life balance
- Interest free Travel loan
- 10% Café discount
- Free eye exams
- Employee Assistance Program – external consultants providing advice and counselling on a broad range of issues
Want to apply?
Please follow go to our website and follow the instructions to apply. We ask you to prepare and upload two documents:
1) Statement as to how you meet the Job description and person specification criteria
2) Equal Opportunities Form.
We want to ensure all systems, policies and processes are free from bias or discrimination and are fair and accessible, therefore we will only share your statement with the shortlisting committee. Please do not include any personal information, such as your name or contact details in this document. If you are selected for an interview, we will then share your contact details with the interview panel.
Interviews will be held for shortlisted candidates on 12th or 13th September 2022.