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Application forms and equal opportunities

 

Please download the following forms to apply for positions at LSE Students' Union. You must submit both the relevant application form and an equal opportunities monitoring form. CVs are not accepted. Please send completed forms to: su.jobs@lse.ac.uk

 

Application form for permanent or fixed-term roles

Application form for students applying for Student Staff roles

Equal opportunities and contact form

  

 

We separate the two forms at the shortlisting stage so that the panel is unaware of any demographic or contact information about you. This is one of the many things we do to ensure our recruitment is free from bias, and our team is diverse.

 

Full Time Roles

 

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Accountable to: Fundraising Manager
Hours: 37 hours p/w
Salary: £20,360
Location: LSESU & SUARTS, Central London
Responsible for: Income generation

Contract: 6 months full time contract (Start date August 1st 2016)

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Click here to download a person specification.

 

We are two of the most exciting charities in London with incredible members who inspire and challenge the work we deliver. The University of the Arts London Students’ Union (SUARTS) and The London School of Economics and Political Science Students’ Union (LSESU) are engaged in a unique collaboration meaning we get to work with an incredibly diverse and talented body of students studying at two of the world’s leaving institutions.

 

The Fundraising Assistant role is vital in supporting the Fundraising Manager to generate income in order for the Unions to deliver work that represents and supports our members. The Fundraising Assistant joins the Fundraising Team at a crucial time in our development. You will build on existing relationships with funders, providing exemplary customer service to ensure returning custom. You will keep clear records for clients and the Unions, secure advertising across digital and print platforms, organise on-site activity across university sites and support the Fundraising Manager in gaining sponsorship for events.

 

We are looking for a creative and efficient individual to support the development of our Fundraising Team. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working within a target and sales driven environment. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to build relationships and secure sales. We are looking for an organised assistant who will be able to represent SUARTS and LSESU positively and professionally to a range of clients and partners. You will be passionate about generating income with the ability to work within a democratic, student-led environment.

 

At SUARTS and LSESU we are committed to learning and development and as such will support the successful candidate to develop within the role. We welcome applications from both the commercial and third sector.

 

Application forms are available from the top of this page .They can also be acquired by contacting su.jobs@lse.ac.uk

 

Applications will only be considered on an official application form. If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with Jess Forsyth, Fundraising Manager on j.forsyth1@lse.ac.uk to arrange a chat.

 

Closing date: Monday 13th June 9am
Interview date: Tuesday 21st June

Location: LSE Students’ Union, Holborn
Accountable to: Communications Manager
Salary: £23,881.84 pa
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Holidays: 25 days holiday, plus university closure and public holidays

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About the role

 

LSE Students’ Union represents and supports the 12,000 students who make up the diverse and driven student community at London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

 

LSESU provides students with advice, activities, social spaces, democratic representation, and opportunities to become leaders and organisers. Our staff team are ambitious, innovative and motivated by a desire to support students.

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised individual to join our Communications team and help us represent students at every level of LSE life.

 

As the LSESU Communications Coordinator, you will be responsible for developing and delivering segmented communications that build on our high rates of engagement. You’ll be confident with making videos, taking photos, and writing accurate copy - and be able to coordinate student staff to do the same.

 

You'll publicise a broad variety of services and events – a week in term time could feature student blogs, a political campaign video, an exclusive student discount, tips on studying, a survey and a club night promotion.

 

This is a role where your emotional intelligence will play a significant role in creating a positive, inclusive atmosphere at LSE. You will be proactive about liaising with students and staff, and thrive on delivering high quality work to deadline.

 

In return, we offer you a role within a dynamic organisation that values staff development and invests in talented individuals. We care about giving students access to everything they need to become who they want to be, and the same goes for our staff.

 

LSE Students' Union is committed to equal opportunity in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

 

Please get in touch with Suki Ferguson, Communications Manager at s.ferguson1@lse.ac.uk with any questions you might have about meeting the criteria for this exciting role.

 

Closing date: 9am, Monday 13th June

Interview date: Wednesday 15th June

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Part-time and student staff roles

 

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Accountable to: Student Opportunities Coordinator

Hours: 4 hours per week (zero hours contract)* during term 1 and 2 with the option of further hours in term 3

Pay: £9.40 per hour (London Living Wage)

Location: You will be based in the London School of Economics and Political Science Students' Union, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, 1 Sheffield Street, London WC2A 2AP

Job purpose: To support the LSESU Student Opportunities Coordinator to administer and report on the LSE Annual Fund: Student Projects Fund.

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What will you be doing?

You will work with the Activities team to promote the work of student groups who have been awarded Annual Fund grants.

Your aim is to increase awareness of the fantastic work of these groups by planning, producing and broadcasting content across our social media channels and our blog, as well as taking photographs and shooting films.

This may involve some travel to external facilities.

You will also be responsible for leading on administrative duties and monitoring the progress of ongoing Annual Fund Projects.

This is the ideal opportunity for someone with a passion for producing compelling, informative content, who wishes to hone their creative and administrative skills.

 

Time commitment

You will be employed on a zero hours contract to ensure flexible working hours during term time.

However you will be given a minimum of 4 hours of work a week during both Michaelmas and Lent terms with the option of further hours in the summer term, subject to availability.

 

Benefits

 

 

£9.40 per hour (London Living Wage)

Free access to all Active LifeStyLE activities

Priority access to Beyond the Classroom sessions

Enhance your CV

Gain practical work experience

 

Useful experience and attributes

Experience with photography and/or strong writing skills

Experience of collecting content for online platforms

Good organisational skills and attention to detail

Strong interpersonal skills

 

Want to apply?

Please email your completed Student Staff Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form to su.jobs@lse.ac.uk You may also include any examples of your writing, photos or films if you wish.

Before you submit your application we recommend that you check out our different communications channels, including our dedicated Annual Fund tumblr feed.

If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with Student Opportunities Coordinator, Laura Foster l.foster@lse.ac.uk

  

Closing date: Monday 13th June 2016, 9am.

Interview date: w/c Monday 20th June 2016

Start date: w/c Monday 19th September 2016

Accountable to: Active LifeStylE Project Manager
Hours:Zero hour contract* Variable shift pattern depending upon workload (this worked out an average of 5 hours a week last year during term time during Michaelmas & Lent Terms)
Pay: £9.40 per hour (London Living Wage)
Location: You will be based in London School of Economics and Political Science Students' Union, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, 1 Sheffield Street, London WC2A 2AP. However some activities will take you away from campus.
Job purpose: To promote the Active LifeStylE programme at LSE

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LSESU is looking for talented and proactive students to join our Active Lifestyle team.

Do you have a passion for improving student experience? Want to earn some money while you study? If that’s you then please follow the application process below.

 

What will you be doing?

You will promote Active LifeStylE to increase the profile of sport and physical activity across LSE.

You will plan, produce and broadcast content across our social media channels and our blog, as well as taking photographs and shooting films.

This is the ideal opportunity for someone with a passion for producing compelling, informative student-aimed content to hone their skills.

 

Time commitment

You will be employed on a zero hour contract to ensure flexible working hours during term time. However you will be given a minimum of 5 hours of work a week during both Michaelmas and Lent terms with the option of further hours in the summer term subject to availability.

 

Benefits

£9.40 p/hr (London Living Wage)

Free access to all Active LifeStylE activities

Priority access to the LSESU Beyond the Classroom programme

Enhance your CV

Gain practical work experience

 

Useful experience and attributes

Experience with photography and/or strong writing skills

Experience of broadcasting content via social media

Innovative and creative approach

Strong interpersonal skills
 

Want to apply?

Please email your completed Student Staff Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form to su.jobs@lse.ac.uk You can also include your examples of writing, photos or films if you have them.

 

Before you submit your application we recommend you check out our different communications channels by clicking here.

  

If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with the Active LifeStylE Project Manager, Luke Staples-Preston (L.Staples-Preston@lse.ac.uk) to arrange a chat.

     

Closing date: 9am Monday 13th June

Interview date: w/c Monday 20th June

Start date: w/c Monday 19th September (Welcome Fair 22nd and 23rd)

Accountable to: Student Activities Coordinator
Hours:Variable shift pattern (zero hours contract*) depending upon ARC workload and student staff ability (this worked out on average of 5 hours a week during Michaelmas & Lent Terms last year)
Pay: £9.40 per hour (London Living Wage)
Location: You will be based at the Activities Resource Centre (ARC), 1st Floor of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre (WC2A 2AP)
Job purpose: To support the LSESU Activities Team in the administration and organisation of student activities (clubs, societies, RAG and the media group) at LSE

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We are currently looking for enthusiastic students to join our student staff team in the Activities Resource Centre (ARC).

 

LSE Students’ Union has the largest offering of student activities (clubs, societies and the media group) in London and one of the largest in the country that shapes and impacts on everyone’s experience of LSE.

 

Do you have good organisational and administrative skills? Want to earn some money while you study? If that’s you then please follow the application process below.

 

What will you be doing?

You will support the LSESU Activities Team in the administration and organisation of student activities (clubs, societies, RAG and the media group) at LSE.

 

You will also be the first point of contact for club, society, RAG and media group committees and their members when they come into the ARC.

 

Time commitment

You will be employed on a zero hour contract to ensure flexible working hours during term time depending upon ARC workload and your ability. Last year this worked out at a minimum of 5 hours of work a week during both Michaelmas and Lent terms with the option of further hours during the Summer term subject to availability.

 

There is an expectation that you will attend one full day of training beforehand and be available to work Welcome Week, commencing Monday 19th September.

 

Benefits

£9.40 per hour (London Living Wage)

Free access to all Active LifeStylE activities

Priority access to the LSESU Beyond the Classroom programme

Enhance your CV

Gain practical work experience

 

Useful experience and attributes

Interest or involvement in student activities

Good organisation and interpersonal skills

Experience of Microsoft Office applications
 

Want to apply?

Please email your completed Student Staff Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form to su.jobs@lse.ac.uk

 

Before you submit your application, we recommend you check out the different activities on offer via www.lsesu.com

 

If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with the Student Activities Coordinator, Ciara Younge c.younge@lse.ac.uk, for more information or to arrange a chat.

   

Closing date: 9am on Monday 13th June

Interview dates:Week commencing Monday 20th June

Start date: Week commencing Monday 19th September

Accountable to: Sports Development Coordinator
Hours:5 hours per week (zero hour contract) during term 1 and 2 with the option of further hours in term 3
Pay: £9.40 per hour (London Living Wage)
Location: You will be based at London School of Economics and Political Science Students' Union, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, 1 Sheffield Street, London WC2A 2AP but role may involve some travel to external facilities
Job purpose: To work with the LSESU Activities and Communications Teams to promote the Athletics Union Sports Clubs and LSE Sports Ambassadors at LSE

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LSESU is looking for talented and proactive students to join our Activities team on a part-time basis. Want to earn some money while you study? Then this role could be for you.

 

What will you be doing?

You will work with the Activities and Communications teams to promote Athletics Union Sports Clubs and LSE Sport Ambassadors to increase the profile of sport and physical activity across LSE.

You will plan, produce and broadcast content across our social media channels and our blog, as well as taking photographs and shooting films. This may involve some travel to external facilities.

This is the ideal opportunity for someone with a passion for producing compelling, informative student-aimed content to hone their skills.

 

Time commitment

You will be employed on a zero hour contract to ensure flexible working hours during term time.

However you will be given a minimum of 5 hours of work a week during both Michaelmas and Lent terms with the option of further hours in the summer term subject to availability.

 

Benefits

£9.40 per hour (London Living Wage)

Free access to all Active LifeStylE activities

Priority access to Beyond the Classroom programme

Enhance your CV

Gain practical work experience

 

Useful experience and attributes

Experience with photography and/or strong writing skills

Experience of broadcasting content via social media

Innovative and creative approach

Strong interpersonal skills

 

Want to apply?

Please email your completed Student Staff Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form to su.jobs@lse.ac.uk. You can also include your examples of writing, photos or films if you have them.

 

Before you submit your application we recommend you check out our different communications channels via www.lsesu.com/

 

If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with the Student Activities Manager to arrange a chat.

 

Closing date: 9am on Monday 13th June

Interview dates: Week commencing Monday 20th June

Start date: Week commencing Monday 19th September

Accountable to: Finance Manager

Responsible for: Finance

Hours: 26 hours (3.5 days per week), with flexible hours

Salary: £22,000 (£15,400 pro rata)

Location: Two Union sites in Holborn, London

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The London School of Economics and University of Arts London Student Unions are registered charities providing representation, support and commercial activities for their respective student bodies.

 

The Unions have a combined turnover in the region of £10m generated from grant and trading income, and are supported by a shared finance function, which operates across two Union sites.

  

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working individual who is keen to develop practical finance skills and build up their accounting skills in a vibrant organisation.

  

We are looking for a part qualified CCAB accountant (e.g. CIMA, ACCA or equivalent), or AAT qualified (or finalist), and ideally with experience of using Exchequer.

 

JOB PURPOSE

To provide an efficient sales ledger and credit control function for the Unions

To help manage Club and Society finances; and

To assist other Finance Team members with any ad-hoc tasks

  

At SUARTS/LSESU we are committed to learning and development and as such will support the successful candidate to develop within the role.

 

As a diversity conscious organisation we welcome applications from all areas of the community.

 

Application forms are available from the top of this page.

 

They can also be acquired by contacting jobs@su.arts.ac.uk OR su.jobs@lse.ac.uk  

Applications will only be considered on an official application form.

 

If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with j.asuquo@lse.ac.uk to arrange a chat.

 

Closing Date: Friday: 27/05/2016

Interviews: Friday: 10/06/ 2016

     

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With 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.

 

We are a charity, so we have a Trustee Board that is responsible for the overall strategic and financial direction of the organisation. Three of the people on the Board are current students, two are external to the university and four are sabbatical officers.

 

Our strategic plan evolves every year, but we focus our energies on ensuring our staff are able to deliver the very best for students.

 

We're unique in the UK because we share a management structure with Students’ Union, University of the Arts London (SUARTS). Because of this, some roles are shared which means we're able to achieve even more for our students. Most staff will only work at one union, but some may split their time between both; a system that we think is brilliant!

Joining the staff team

The team at this unique organisation work hard to make sure that every role is rewarding, enjoyable, and challenging. We know that if you’re happy at work and have opportunities to develop, we can achieve incredible things together. We’re passionate about learning and development, so during your induction, review meetings and appraisals, we’ll identify training courses, development needs and shadowing opportunities so that you can pursue career interests within the role, as well as having a variety of avenues to explore through different functions of each union.

 

Being based within two of London’s most prestigious universities means you will have the opportunity to access LSE and University of the Arts London-run courses, talks and lectures, plus a range of exhibitions and events run by our partner organisations. With two additional paid days of leave for volunteering each year, we help our staff develop outside of work.

Our values & culture

We’re an organisation that values a staff team that has a strong sense of community and purpose. It’s important that we help you to put your talents to good use, and that when you think something can be improved in the organisation we are quick to make things better.

 

As much as we want the university to listen to students, we make sure our staff are heard too. Our staff forum meets regularly with the Chief Executive to discuss progress and development on our People Strategy, ensuring the views of all staff are regularly heard when we make organisational decisions. Everyone will get a regular opportunity to have a 121 with a senior manager. Away days, planning and review sessions take place throughout the year within teams and with others that you wouldn’t usually get to work with.

 

We’re proud to be Living Wage Employers, part of Advice UK, the National Union of Students and NCVO.

Our benefits

Everyone receives a minimum of 25 days holidays per year, plus Christmas and Easter closure periods as appropriate and pro rata. You’ll have the option of joining the pension scheme that we contribute to, and after five years of employment you’ll receive an additional five days of annual leave.

 

We share a staffing structure with Students’ Union, University of the Arts London (SUARTS) which is unique to students’ unions in the UK. Because we are able to share experience and knowledge from another students’ union we make better decisions and our resources go further. It also means there are more opportunities for development than in organisations of a similar size.

 

Here are just some of the benefits of working here...

 
  • Flexible holidays for travelling
  • Time off in lieu for a number of roles
  • Enrolment into the pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Access to university training and services – counselling and careers advice
  • Free LSE Students’ Union gym membership, advice and time from dedicated professionals
  • Wide range of activities including yoga classes, dance classes and access to badminton courts and other campus facilities for personal use when appropriate
  • Cycle to Work scheme enabling significant savings on bicycle purchase and ability to spread the cost
  • Travel loans enabling savings on travel card costs
  • NUS Extra card discounts and a range of other offers for going out, London dining and everyday essentials  
 

Depending on your learning and development plans we'll help you access, or make a financial contribution, to courses. In the past our team have worked here whilst studying for postgraduate degrees in subjects such as Higher Education and Charity Management to Law and Textiles.

 

We offer a fun and varied working environment, where working with talented colleagues is generally regarded as the best part of the job!

Equal opportunities and diversity statement

LSE Students' Union is committed to equal opportunity in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

  

The Union aims to pursue equal opportunities by taking positive action within the law to facilitate participation of groups discriminated against by society. Therefore, the Equal Opportunities Code of Practice of the Union includes employment in that the only consideration in recruitment, training, appraisal, promotion and general treatment of employees must be how the genuine requirements of the post are met, or are likely to be met, by the person under consideration. The Union must ensure that once these requirements are met no regard should be taken of gender, trans status, appearance, ethnicity, nationality, regional or racial origin, age, class, disability, religious or political beliefs, sexual orientation, family circumstances, health, including HIV status, or trade union membership.