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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:


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

Chief Operating Officer


Accountable to: Chief Executive

Responsible for: Commercial & Operations Departments; people development & strategic performance

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £51,725 per annum

Location: Based in Holborn with some travel to other sites across London

Click here to download the full Job Description and Person Specification


The London School of Economics Students’ Union (LSESU) and University of the Arts London Students’ Union (SUARTS) are two of the most exciting charities in London with incredible members who inspire and challenge the work we deliver. We 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 leading educational institutions.


Having experienced significant growth over the past few years we are recruiting a Chief Operating Officer to lead the Unions in the exciting next stages of their development.


The role has a fantastic balance of responsibilities for both services and people and is a great opportunity for candidates with leadership experience across these areas.


Leading a range of strong, profitable and popular commercial services and a newly formed Operations team there are solid foundations to build on in the journey to creating sector-leading services.


We are looking for an inspiring relationship-builder who can head up the people strategy for our talented and motivated staff team and take our partnership work to the next level.


This is a great opportunity for somebody with the drive and ambition to develop a high-performing nationally recognised organisation into one that is firmly nationally acclaimed.


As a diversity-conscious organisation we encourage applications from women and BAME applicants, who are underrepresented at the senior levels of our organisation. Though this role is advertised as full time, we are also committed to work/life balance and wellbeing, and would consider flexible and part time working for the right candidate.


If you wish to informally discuss the role with Pari Dhillon our Chief Executive Officer, please contact our Executive Assistant, Josephine Sesay on to arrange this.


To apply for this role please complete both an application form and an equal opportunities monitoring form, which can be downloaded from the top of this page, and submit to:


Click here to download the full Job Description and Person Specification


Closing Date:Thursday 19th May at 9am

Interviews:Friday 27th May


Applications will only be considered on an official application form – we are unable to accept CVs.



Engagement Coordinator (Campaigns)


Accountable to: Engagement Manager

Responsible for: Engagement and campaigns volunteers

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £24,212

Location: Central London (based in Holborn)

Click here for full job description.


We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with a passion for campaigning to support our sabbatical officers, underrepresented groups and activist network.


LSESU has a passion for campaigning and we pride ourselves on having talented students who want our help to change the world.


We have an incredible history, and we are proud of what our students have campaigned to change. But we don't want to stop here; we want to be the very best!


The better we understand our students the more effective we are as an organisation, maximising the impact we have on the lives of our students.


You will be part of a team that works to involve every constituent of the LSE community and ensure we better engage underrepresented groups.


Alongside this you will provide support to the sabbatical officers and activist groups in carrying out their campaigns. To do this successfully, you will need to be highly organised, enthusiastic and driven.


It is also essential you have a passion for working with students, especially those whose voices might not be the loudest.


This is an amazing opportunity for someone who wants to enable others to create change and develop a career in campaigns and engagement. We are committed to providing our staff with the opportunity to grow in their roles and we put a strong emphasis on personal development.


Closing Date: Friday 13 May at 10:00pm

Interviews: Monday 23 May


For an informal chat about the role please contact Alex Fulton on or call 020 7955 7158.


Societies Development Coordinator


Accountable to: Student Activities Manager

Responsible for: Societies Volunteers (1000+), Media Group Volunteers (50+), Student Staff (2)

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £25 532.66 p.a. + 25 days holiday + public holidays

Location: Central London

Click here for full job description.


We are seeking to appoint an individual within our Activities Team who will support over 200 societies to be the very best they can be for their 8,000 members.


LSE Students’ Union has over 200 active societies covering a wide range of activities from the serious and prestigious, to the light-hearted and fun. We are looking for someone to make sure our students get the best out of their time at LSE by supporting and developing our societies to be the best in the country.


Are you passionate about working with students? Do you want the chance to build a reputation for sector leading societies? Do you want to help students get the most out of their time at LSE.


If the answer is yes then this role is for you. Our members are some of the most ambitious and capable students at any university and we believe they deserve the opportunity to be able to take part in excellent society led activities as part of their experience at LSE.


You will be working with students everyday, developing societies to put on excellent events and activities in a safe and inclusive manner. You will make sure we’re promoting and celebrating their incredible achievements.


You will work with, develop and build partnerships and working relationships with students, LSE departments and other external organisations in London to support societies to push the boundaries of what they can achieve.


We are committed to providing excellent opportunities for our staff to learn and develop within their roles and offer an excellent environment in which you can grow your experience and skills.


We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about student societies and able to build strong partnerships between societies and the Students’ Union.


You will have excellent people skills and be able to work with people on all levels, from students taking part in societies for the first time to senior staff within the institution.


The ideal candidate will have experience of working with students in a fast paced and demanding environment, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to enthuse students and a strong understanding of planning and evaluation. We welcome applications from those with experience working in a higher education setting, but this is not essential, and candidates with experience from other areas will be considered.


Please see top of the page for how to apply.


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


Closing Date: Monday 9th May at 9am

Interviews: Week beginning 16th May


Part-time and student staff roles


Supported by: Student Activities Manager

Responsible for: LSE Men’s Table Tennis team

Hours: You will need to be available to fly to Croatia on 17th July and return on 24th July with the team

Salary:  Food, accommodation and travel expenses will be covered from the time you leave the UK until the time you return. You will be provided with an additional stipend of £350

Location: Zagreb, Croatia

Click here to download the full Job Description and Person Specification

Click here to read the EUSA Guidelines


The LSE Men’s Table Tennis team have qualified for the European Universities Games 2016 in Zagreb, Croatia.


They need a team leader to plan their trip, travel to Zagreb with them, and assist them during this elite competition.


Are you interested in managing a sports team at a major international competition? Do you have the skills to support the team administratively, whilst also producing communications to celebrate and promote the club and the tournament?


This volunteer role is a rare opportunity for the right candidate to expand their experience in a competitive yet collaborative environment, helping highly skilled sportspeople to achieve great things.



You will work with and support the Men’s Table Tennis Team to ensure they adhere to all EUSA guidelines before, during and after their time competing in the Games (see separate job description and EUSA Guidelines document for more information).



> You will need to be available to fly to Croatia on 17th July and return on 24th July with the team. You will also need to have a valid passport and confirmation that you can obtain a valid visa for Croatia for these dates.

> There will be a briefing meeting on Friday 20th May at King’s College London, from approximately 10am-3pm, and attendance by LSE is compulsory, so you will need to let us know in your application if you cannot make this.

> You will need to have the time to plan, carry out tasks and liaise with the relevant staff from BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sports), LSESU and the Table Tennis Team from the date of your successful appointment.



> Food, accommodation and travel expenses will be covered from the time you leave the UK (17th July) until the time you return (24th July).

> You will be provided with an additional stipend of £350 for carrying out the responsibilities outlined in the role description.

> Extensive training and support will be provided before and during the event, by BUCS and LSESU.

> If you are a continuing student, you will also be offered additional training through our Beyond the Classroom skills training programme.



> Experience of leading a sports team, society or student group

> Experience of working with social media and blogs would be useful, but not essential

> Organised and reliable

> Flexible approach



> Please email your completed Student Staff Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form to before 9am on Monday 16th May.

> Please let us know in your application whether you are available to attend the briefing meeting at Kings College London on Friday 20th May.


Before you submit your application we recommend you read the role description and EUSA guidelines thoroughly so that you understand exactly what is entailed.

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


Closing Date: 9am on Monday 16th May

Shortlisting: Monday 16th May

Informal interviews: Tuesday 17th May

Briefing meeting for successful candidate: Friday 20th May, approx. 10-3pm, Kings College London



Joining our organisation

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!

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.

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.

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
  • 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!

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.