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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

Senior Finance Assistant

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: £21,000

Term: Permanent role 

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Job description

 

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 £3.5m generated from grant and trading income, and are supported by a shared finance function, which operates across two Union sites.

 

We are looking for a resourceful, determined and committed individual to take on the Senior Finance Assistant role for both Unions, within the shared finance function.

 

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Senior Finance Assistant will take control of the accounts payable and payroll processes, and will have supervision responsibilities for junior staff.

 

The successful candidate will have substantial experience in key and specific areas, gained in either the public, private or voluntary sector.

A sound working knowledge of accounting concepts (including accruals accounting principles, reconciliations, VAT), and strong inter-personal and supervision capabilities, are key requirements for this role.

 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a developing and dynamic organisation and to develop your skills and knowledge.

 

If you have any queries about the role, please contact m.maharaj@lse.ac.uk

 

Closing date: 12 noon on Thursday 17th July

Interviews: Week beginning 21st July 

 

Opportunities Co-ordinator 

Salary: £23, 511

Hours: 37 hours per week (flexible working hours)

Fixed term: 1 year 

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Are you enthusiastic about helping students to make the most of their time at university? Are you interested in unlocking student’s future careers through extracurricular activities? Can you work in a team and use your own initiative to develop a new skills and employability training programme for some of the world’s best students?


LSESU is looking for a Student Development Coordinator to work within their Student Opportunities team to support student volunteers to record, recognise and celebrate their diverse skills gained through participating at Student Activities at LSESU. 

You will work closely with LSE careers and other school departments as well as LSESU Activities Team to develop and deliver LSESU Skills Development Framework and Training Programme to record and recognise student’s skills. You will drive forward an exciting programme of training and development opportunities and be responsible for every aspect of its co-ordination and delivery. 

The successful candidate will ideally be enthusiastic about developing young people, have previous experience of developing employability and skills framework or similar, 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, take pride in and ownership of their work and pay close attention to detail. Personal experience of higher education is desirable.

 

If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with Lucy Hatfield, Opportunities Manager (l.hatfield@lse.ac.uk) to arrange a chat.

 

Closing date: 22nd July

Interviews: 4th August

 

Events Programme Administrator

Salary: £19, 247 (pro rata)

Hours: 37 hours per week

Fixed term: 8 month fixed-term contract (Sept 2014 - April 2015)

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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 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 Union 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.

 

If you have any queries about the role, please contact Abi Tedder, Events Manager: a.tedder@lse.ac.uk

 

Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 21st July

Interviews: Friday 25th July

 

Communications Manager

Salary: £28,350.90

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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: 10am, Wednesday 13th August

Interviews: Friday 15th August

 

Communications Coordinator 

Salary: £22, 264. 56

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Job 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 help 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. In return we are an exciting 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 Coordinator role will work only at LSESU. You will coordinate and produce content that appears on social media, websites, e-newsletters, videos and other channels. Your role will ensure what we are producing is relevant, proactive and useful for students.

 

You will work with mailchimp, podio and the usual social media sites. So we are looking for someone with a good knowledge of these. Your written English will be of particularly high standard, and you will have the ability to write high quality content, quickly, for different audiences. This could be a blog post, an email or a tweet. This will increase the number of our members that know what is happening in the organisation and have confidence in the things we do. You will also need a degree of technical experience to update our website.

 

You will also be managing our Communication Interns who write features on what is going on and about union activities and work with other team across the union to help them produce relevant and engaging content. 

 

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: 10am, Monday 28th July

Interviews: 30th July and 1st August

 

Gym Supervisor 

Salary: £18,311

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After a massively successful opening period in 2014, the new LSESU 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, this applicant must be female.

 

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.

 

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, 15th August

Interviews: 25th August

 

Part-time Positions 

 

Finance Administrator 

Salary: £8.80 per hour

Hours: 9 hours per week (possibility of increasing during Term 1)

 

We are looking for a resourceful, determined and committed individual to take on the Finance Administrator role. You will need excellent communication skills with a professional and confident telephone manner.

 

You will be responsible for communicating with all departments to ensure internal checks are carried out, taking charge of credit control duties, and for assisting with other duties to improve processes and efficiencies within the finance function. You will work closely with all members of the finance team and will gain good exposure to the workings of a finance function.

 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a developing and dynamic organisation and to develop your skills and knowledge. 

 

If you have any queries about the role, please contact m.maharaj@lse.ac.uk

 

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Closing date: 12 noon on Thursday 17th July

Interviews: Week beginning 21st July 

 

 

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.