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
LSESU is looking for a highly organised student who is enthusiastic and passionate about improving the experiences of LSE students to join our Representation Team on a part-time basis. We’re searching for an individual who is outgoing, approachable, and proactive in their approach to work. The successful candidate will support the Representation Team in the administration and organisation of key projects and events, and will provide support to student-led campaigns and the work of our elected Officers.
This role will include supporting with a variety of tasks, including event management and providing support to project work. This is the ideal opportunity for someone with an ability to work collaboratively with people, a passion for enhancing the student experience and a commitment to advocating for underrepresented communities at LSE.
The Representation Team provides support to LSESU’s elected Sabbatical & Part-Time Officers, facilitates the academic representation process at LSE, organises & administers the Union’s democratic processes (including elections), supports student campaigners, and provides policy and research support to the organisation.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Friendly, helpful and engaging manner with good interpersonal skills
- Good organisational skills
- Strong time management
- An interest in campaigns and supporting projects
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Proficiency in various social media platforms
- A commitment to equality and diversity
- An ability to handle politically sensitive situations
- Good communication skills
- Good attention to detail
Assist with Representation Team administration and project work
- Assist in the planning and organisation of Representation Team events and projects
- Analyse data and write reports summarising findings
- Support with minute-taking for Representation Team events and internal meetings
- Support with the drafting, proofreading and fact-checking of internal documents.
- Provide administrative support for the Representation Team, including the typing up of feedback forms and transcribing focus groups
- Assist with project work as directed by the line manager
- Assist with website administration and updating webpages
- Answer queries in LSESU mailboxes
Assist with Representation Team Events
- Assist with the set-up and breakdown of events, especially during Welcome Week and Elections
- Supervise during events; taking attendance; liaising with speakers and organisers on the day and troubleshoot problems
- Attend digital events and supervise
- Assist with the promotion of events, including leafletting and postering.
LSESU is committed to fully representing LSE’s diverse student community, and we welcome applicants from all nationalities, genders, and levels of study.
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
London Living Wage
10% staff discount in the LSESU Cafes
Flexibility for work-life-study balance
Enhance your CV
Gain practical work experience in a fast-paced environment
Want to apply?
To apply please prepare a CV, personal statement, and Equal Opportunities Form. Please ensure your personal statement is no longer than one side of A4 and covers why you feel like you wish to apply for this role and how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate for the role.
Please follow this link and follow the instructions to apply.
If you would like to have an informal chat about this role please contact Sinéad Gavin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, you must be an LSE student during the 2022-2023 academic year to apply for this role.