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 on campus, including 200+ societies, 40+ sports clubs through the Athletics Union (AU), the Media Group and Raising and Giving (RAG) charitable fundraising initiatives.
About the job
LSE Students’ Union has one of the largest and best offerings of student societies (societies, RAG and the media group) in London that shapes and impacts on almost every student’s experience of LSE. You will support the Societies Department in the administration and organisation of student activities and events (Societies, RAG and the media group) including reporting on activities. You will also be the first point of contact for society, RAG and media group committees and their members when they come into the office or if they email our department email, ensuring they have the best possible experience.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for a professional individual who has a passion for student experience, activities and events in a fast paced environment. It is important you have good communication and customer service skills to ensure our committee members receive the best possible experience from our support. You must have a keen eye for detail including an excellent organisational approach to your work as you will handle data, sensitive information and competing priorities. This role is perfect for anyone who would like to develop their knowledge in volunteer or events management whilst studying at LSE.
We encourage any students who are already committee members of a society to apply for the role as this experience will help you in the role.
For more information regarding the role, please read the full job description.
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 plus holiday pay
- Flexibility for work-life-study balance
- Enhance your CV
- Development Opportunities including training
- Linkedin profile engagement (if wanted)
Want to apply?
We want to ensure all systems, policies and processes are free from bias or discrimination and are fair and accessible. To help us with this, please fill out our Equal Opportunities Form and upload it with your statement at the link provided below.
To apply for this role, please write a statement (500 words maximum) covering the following questions:
1. Why are you applying for the role of Societies Assistant?
2. How will you engage with Student Groups?
3. How do your skills enable you to succeed in the role of Societies Assistant?
4. What experience do you have in customer service facing roles?
5. What experience do you have in administrative roles?
Please follow this link and follow the instructions to apply.
If you would like to have an informal chat about this role please contact: Sian Kincaide, Societies Development Manager – email@example.com
LSE Postgraduate and Undergraduate students alike are encouraged to apply.