Work For Us

Please download the following forms to apply for positions at the Students' Union. Both forms must be completed and attached when applying. CVs are not accepted. Please send completed forms to su.jobs@lse.ac.uk.

 

Application Form (doc)

Equal Opportunities & Contact Form (doc)

 

Full-time Positions

Receptionist

Salary: £18,360

Term: 18 month fixed-term contract

Full job advert

Job description

Person specification

 

In January 2014 LSE and LSESU moved into the brand new purpose-built Saw Swee Hock Student Centre. As the first point of contact for all visitors in this new student centre, you will enjoy working with a range of people and represent the Union in a positive, professional and friendly manor. The ideal candidate will be proactive, self-motivated and demonstrate a high degree of initiative and determination. An outstanding approach to customer service is essential, in addition to great communication skills, and a good knowledge of Microsoft Office.

 

Responsibilities will include:

Being the first point of contact for all students and external visitors attending the student centre.

Maintaining a professional and courteous service at the reception, ensuring all information is relevant and up-to-date.

Replying to enquiries through the main desk via email, phone, online website tools, written and face-to-face.

Tidy and maintain reception area.

Other ad-hoc administration duties as required by the Office Manager.

 

Candidates will need to be able to start work in the week commencing 15th September 2014. If you are not able to start on this date or before, please do not apply.

 

If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with Natalie Bhantoa, Office Manager on n.bhantoa@lse.ac.uk or 0207 955 7158.

 

Closing date: 10am, Tuesday 9th September 

Interviews: Thursday 11th September

 

Events Programme Administrator

Salary: £19,247 pro rata

Hours: 37 hours

Location: LSE

Term: 8 month Fixed Term Contract (Sept 2014 - April 2015)

Job description

Full job advert

Person specification

 

The London School of Economics’ Students’ Union is a registered charity providing representation, support and commercial activities for the student body.

 

The Students' Union hosts a full programme of events (student, departmental and external) throughout the year. Our new site – the £24 million pound Saw Swee Hock Student Centre (named London Building of the Year by the Royal Institute of British Architects) hosts an 850 capacity nightclub/conference space, a 300 capacity Pub, an 150 capacity Bar/Roof Terrace and a series of other function spaces available to book and hire in a prime central-London location.


LSESU is looking for an Events Programme Administrator to join the Events Team – working alongside the Events Manager to administrate a full and exciting programme of events for students/societies and to assist with the administration of the external events/conference programme.


You will be the first point of contact for all student/society/LSE department event enquiries; working closely with the LSESU Commercial Department, the LSESU Central Operations Department and other LSESU departments to ensure all event requirements are met, the internal events schedule is managed and all internal events can run smoothly.

 

The Events Programme Administrator will support the Events Manager in the development of the wider external events programme; having the opportunity to contribute creatively to online marketing campaigns/events branding, styling and aesthetic and assisting the Events Manager with the delivery of the major internal SU events: Summer Ball, Graduation Ball, Freshers’ Fair etc.


The successful candidate will ideally be enthusiastic about events, have some previous experience of event management, excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the confidence and professionalism to hold relationships at varying levels. The successful candidate should possess first rate administrative skills, be able to work quickly and accurately, to take pride in and ownership of their work and pay close attention to detail.

 

We are looking for someone to start no later than Monday 15th September so please bare this in mind when applying.

Closing date: 9am, Friday 5th September 

Interviews: Wednesday 10th September 

 

If you have any queries about the role, please contact Denise Heard on: d.j.heard@lse.ac.uk.

 

Communications Manager

Salary: £28, 350.90

Job description

Full advert

Person specification

 

We’re doing some of the most interesting and exciting things in our sector. We’ve won awards for our innovative approach and the team has doubled in size over the last year. You can see for yourself how we’ve used our platforms to rebrand and reposition ourselves. We think the static website is dead and that interesting, relevant, segmented, dynamic content is what we should focus our energies on. We’re good, but we’re not excellent - we need your enthusiasm and passion for digital communications to increase our reach and our ability to deliver for students.
 
Our two students’ unions uniquely work together, but deliver distinct services, messages and campaigns across two very different student bodies. We provide social spaces, activities, a range of services and representation for our members. Our student bodies are extremely diverse and we need you to help us communicate to a wide range of audiences.
 
You will need to be passionate about communicating with our students, knowledgeable about the best ways to communicate with our diverse and ever-changing audience and enthusiastic about what we do. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and dynamic organisation. We believe in our staff and really invest in talented individuals. We want to see the potential and enthusiasm in you and, in return, we will give you opportunities, experiences and development. We really care about making the lives of students better and we hope you do too.
 
The Communications Manager manages three Communications Coordinators (Shared, LSESU Only, SUARTS only), an in-house Designer and, through the team, c.6 student staff paid a Living Wage. You will work across the organisations to ensure we are promoting our achievements and events through union communication platforms and that we are producing exciting and relevant content for our members. We use Mailchimp, Podio, Google Analytics, two different CMS for lsesu.com and suarts.org, and the usual social media websites.
 
If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with Penny Jerrum on p.jerrum@su.arts.ac.uk to arrange a chat.
 
Closing date: 5pm, Tuesday 26th August
Interviews: Thursday 28th August
 
 

Student Activities Coordinator

Salary: £21,016.80
Hours: 37 hours per week
Permanent

Job description

Person specification

 
Are you passionate about improving the university experience for students? Do you have excellent administration skills, an innovative approach to problem solving and experience of delivering great customer service?
 
If so, this role is for you. Our members are some of the most ambitious, capable and driven students at any university and we are looking for someone with a positive, can-do attitude, a passion and enthusiasm for improving the student experience and a commitment to providing excellent customer service to work for us.
 
You will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations within the Student Activities team, including the membership system, banking, registration and room bookings. You will also be responsible for managing a team of part-time student staff who will be the first point of contact for students with queries in the Activities Resource Centre (ARC). You will work across teams in the Students’ Union to ensure that our club, society and media group volunteers have a great student experience.
 
The ideal candidate will have exceptional administration skills, an ability to juggle conflicting workloads and demands and be able to use their initiative. They should also have a good understanding of the needs of students, excellent communication skills and have the ability to work with a wide range of people, from students to Senior Management.
If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with Heather Carroll (Student Activities Manager) on h.f.carroll@lse.ac.uk or 020 7955 7158.
 
Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 27th August
Interviews: Monday 1st September

 

Gym Supervisor 

Salary: £18,311

Full job advert

Job description

 

The new LSE Students’ Union Gym is looking to expand the team and recruit an additional Gym Supervisor as we continue to expand our services into the new academic year. Due to great student demand for female only fitness sessions and personal training, all applicants must be female.

 

The new gym opened this January and has been a gigantic hit with the student membership base due to its welcoming and non-confrontational environment, which caters to members from all over the world. It contains not only the most up to date equipment available, but also features the best performance section in the local area with multiple power racks, lifting platforms and Olympic disks.

 

As a Gym Supervisor you will be the main point of contact with our members and the face of the gym. Candidates must have practical experience working within gym or leisure facilities, be customer service focused and have a passion for helping others achieve their fitness goals and a better quality of life. Experience leading fitness classes is a must. There is an abundance of personal training opportunities and the facility will provide assistance in procuring clients.

 

You will need to be REPs Level 2 qualified or higher.

 

If you have any queries about this role, please contact Nick Turner on 020 7955 7161 or email N.Turner@lse.ac.uk

 

Closing date: 5pm, 20th August

Interviews: Tuesday 26th August

 

Part-time Positions 

 

Communications Assistants (Student Staff)

Salary: £8.55 per hour (London Living Wage)

Hours: between 5 and 15 per week (flexible contract)

Full job description

 

LSESU is looking for talented and proactive students to join our Communications team on a part-time basis. The successful applicants will work with the Comms team before, during and after Orientation week to 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 and add to their CV. For details on how to apply, please read the full job description

 

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 8th September 

Interviews: Thursday 11th September

 

 

Engagement Assistant (Student Staff)

Hourly rate: £8.80 (London Living Wage)

Hours: 5 - 15 on average (flexible contract)

 

LSESU is looking for an LSE student to join the Engagement Team to provide support with events, campaigns, research and communications.

 

Engagement Assistant job description

Engagement Assistant person specification

The Engagement Team works with the Executive Officers to run the SU elections and other democratic functions, runs an exciting calendar of events for students, supports campaigning work and does research into how to improve our engagement with a greater and more diverse number of students.

 

This is a great opportunity to get office experience, as well as relevant experience for working in the Third or charitable sector, for example, working in a policy or campaigning role.

 

We can provide training and support in areas including:

·         IT and social media

·         Data collection and reporting

·         Events planning, marketing and publicity

 

The successful candidate will be reliable, enthusiastic and flexible. They should possess first rate administrative skills, be able to work quickly and accurately, to take pride in and ownership of their work and pay close attention to detail. They should also be able to recognise and respect that some work they will do will be of a confidential nature. 

 

If you have any queries about the role, please contact the Engagement Coordinator – Laura Burley (l.a.burley@lse.ac.uk ).

 

To apply, please fill in the application form, which should detail clearly how you meet the person specification and a completed Equal Opportunities/contact details monitoring form (available at the top of this page) to Laura Burley (l.a.burley@lse.ac.uk ).

 

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 8th September

Interviews: Wednesday 17th September

 

We have a limited budget to contribute towards UK travel costs to interview. 

 

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The 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.