Who we are
Part business, part charity, part membership body – students’ unions are 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 fulfill 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 societies, sports clubs through the Athletics Union (AU), the Media Group and Raising and Giving (RAG) charitable fundraising initiatives.
About the role
We embrace and value the diversity of our staff and student population and seek to promote equity, diversity and inclusion as essential elements of our operations. We want to empower our staff and officers to transform the lives of students so that they can discover and become the best version of themselves. We are delighted that 97% of our staff feel they are treated with fairness, respect and dignity at work, but we believe we can be better. Can you help us to build on our approach to be an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential? Can you ensure our recruitment, induction, training and career development initiatives meet and surpass our aspirations?
This new post at LSESU will report directly to the Chief Executive and be part of our Senior Leadership Team. They will have strategic and operational responsibility for all HR and equality, diversity and inclusion for our 25 full time and 100 part time members of staff. Supported by a part-time HR Coordinator, student staff and an Office Administrator you will ensure our colleagues are supported in delivering excellence to LSE students.
Please find the full job description and person specification for the role here.
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
In return for your passion and experience we offer:
- 25 days holidays per year
- Additional closure periods at Christmas and Easter
- Free LSE Students’ Union gym membership, advice from dedicated professionals, with a wide range of activities including yoga classes, dance classes, pilates classes
- Cycle to Work scheme enabling significant savings on bicycle purchase
- Access to LSE staff training courses
- Ability to purchase TOTUM (NUS) card giving wide range of discounts
- Flexibility for work-life balance
- Interest free Travel loan
- 10% cafe discount
- Free eye exams
- Employee Assistance Program - external consultants providing advice and counseling on a broad range of issues
How we recruit
LSESU strives to be an inclusive organisation, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds and are committed to making the recruitment process as accessible as possible.
We believe passionately that our recruitment process should be fair, giving everyone the opportunity to present their best selves. To accomplish this, we make sure that our recruitment process includes blind shortlisting to ensure that we are recruiting based on an individual's application rather than other personal factors. Therefore, the Union will only accept applications via its recruitment portal. Applications submitted by email will not be accepted.
Want to apply?
Please follow this link and follow the instructions to apply. We ask you to prepare and upload three documents:
Equal Opportunities Form.
We want to ensure all systems, policies and processes are free from bias or discrimination and are fair and accessible, therefore we will only share your covering letter with the shortlisting committee. Please do not include any personal information, such as your name or contact details in this letter. If you are selected for an interview, we will then share your CV with the interview panel.
Interviews will be held for shortlisted candidates on 6 October. If you are unable to make these dates, please let us know in the ‘notes’ section of the application portal.
If you would like to have an informal chat about this role please contact James at email@example.com.