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Student Voice Manager

Listed by LSE Students' Union


Application deadline: Thu 11 Jul 2024 23:59


Salary: £36,978-£38,978




Intended Interview date: 31 July & 1 August 2024


Job Title:

Student Voice Manager

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). We also fund and facilitate student activities on campus, including societies, sports clubs, media groups, and raise money for charities via Raising and Giving (RAG) initiatives. 


About the job

Are you an inspirational leader who cares about empowering the voice of students and delivering genuinely impactful change?

Do you like working in fun, dynamic and varied roles in which no two days are the same, and that possess significant development and growth opportunities?

If so, then you’re in the right place, and the Student Voice Manager role might well be the position for you!

Armed with a bold and ambitious new strategy, there couldn’t be a more exciting time to join our organisation.

LSESU is seeking to set the global standard for what it means to be a world class students’ union, and this role sits right at the heart of that lofty ambition.

With a renewed, strategic focus on policy, this position will play a leading role in establishing a policy function that will enable us to be the definitive and credible home of student voice at LSE. A function which will become even more important when we enter the second stage of the strategy in 2026, when student voice will become the central strategic focus of the organisation.

Sitting within the broader Student Voice Department (alongside the Advice Team), you would lead a friendly, talented team of four permanent Student Voice Coordinators (SVCs) who together account for all of the Union’s policy, democratic, representation and campaigning work, alongside a part-time member of student staff.

Variety is hard-wired into the role. In addition to overseeing policy and research output, you would be responsible for leading a democratic and governance structure that is so innovative it is currently the source of an international academic study. Accountabilities here would include delivery of our biannual student elections and sector-leading Student Panels.

You would also be responsible for leading on how we support our elected student representatives and campaign groups; and for the Union’s academic representation work.

Given the breadth of work undertaken within the team, expect there to be plenty of opportunities to grow, develop and pick up new skills outside of the main responsibilities of the role.

Who are we looking for?

This role is fast-paced and so you’ll need exceptional organisation and planning skills, with the ability to juggle multiple priorities at once in a calm, effective manner.

The team you will be managing cuts across several areas and contains five people. We’re therefore looking for a confident leader with line management experience who is able to inspire, motivate and develop a talented and ambitious team to reach their full potential.

You will be a kind, supportive leader who cares about the people in their charge, but who also has high standards and that is able to performance manage when needed to ensure the team meets expected standards and delivers expected results.

We are looking for someone with exceptional written and verbal communication skills; an ability to interpret complex information and present it in a concise and accessible manner; and with experience of delivering high quality research and policy output.

With responsibility for leading on several projects, both within the team and cross-organisationally, prior project management experience and knowledge will be important, as will the ability to liaise with stakeholders at all levels.

Knowledge or prior experience within Higher Education or the student movement would certainly be an advantage, but is not essential and we very much welcome applications from those outside students’ unions who have transferrable skills and a who possess a willingness to learn.

We want to be the best, and for that we want to recruit the best. If you share our ambition and want to join a fun, supportive team seeking to set the benchmark for excellence in the sector, we would love to hear from you.

If you have any questions or would like to talk about the role in more detail, please contact the hiring manager, Ricardo Visinho, at


Salary: £36,978-£38,978


Why apply?

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 of holiday per year (pro rata)

-        Additional closure periods at Christmas and Easter

-        Free LSE Students’ Union gym membership (including advice from dedicated professionals)

-        Cycle to Work scheme enabling significant savings on bicycle purchase

-        Access to LSE staff training courses

-        Ability to purchase TOTUM (NUS) card, which provides a wide range of discounts

-        Flexibility for work-life balance

-        Interest-free travel loan


How do we recruit?

We want to ensure all systems, policies and processes are free from bias or discrimination and are fair and accessible, therefore we ask that all candidates complete our Application Process in two stages:

Part 1. Complete a Supporting Statement, telling us about your suitability for the role (this is what will be used to determine if you are shortlisted for an interview). In doing so, please (1) ensure that your personal statement is no longer than 2 sides of A4, (2) ensure that you don’t include any personal details within your personal statement, and (3) use the job description and person specification as a guide to help write it.*

*Your supporting  statement is all that we will see when shortlisting, so please be sure to cover everything that you’d like us to know about your suitability for this role within it, making it clear that you meet all of the job’s specification requirements.

Part 2. Complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring and Contact Form, so that we’re able to contact you if shortlisted for an interview. This will only be seen by our HR team (and will therefore have no impact on shortlisting), but it does help us gather and analyse demographic information about our applicants.

Part 3. Please attached your completed CV outlining the jobs or voluntary roles you have had.
Want to apply?

To apply for this role, please complete an online application – Vacancy (

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role please contact Ricardo Visinho, Head of Student Voice at

Job application timeline

Job posted: 10 June 2024

Closing date: 11 July 2024

Intended Interview date: 31 July & 1 August 2024

Compulsory Requirement - The UK Government sets the legal regulations that we are required to follow. As an employer we must ensure that everyone is eligible to work in the UK and this is done by us checking and making a copy of the correct original identification/documentation before your first day of work. Currently we require you to have the right to work in the UK, as we are not a Home Office approved sponsor. 

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