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Executive officer and special projects officer

Listed by LSE Students' Union


Application deadline: Mon 05 Aug 2024


£30,726.00 - £35,000.00 Salary £30,726 - £35,000 37 hours per week Monday to Friday




Thu 22 Aug 2024 Interviews will be held on either Thursday 22 August 2024


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 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.

The London School of Economics Students Union is looking for a highly organised, efficient, and motivated individual to help provide high level executive and administrative support for the unions chief executive officer, officer team and senior leadership team. 

You will provide high level executive support, including diary, meetings and agenda coordination, inbox management, minutes and note taking, creating briefing notes and reports, and managing actions trackers.

In addition, this role will provide administrative support for special projects for the senior leadership team. 

You must have a proven track record in delivering excellent project management skills, able to work across teams and to drive projects forward.

In particular this role will support the Head of Communities and Partnership coordinate the partnership and department delivery programme of work with LSE academic departments.

We are looking for someone who is highly organised with strong, communication and relationship building skills with the ability to build professional relationships with a wide variety of individuals, internally and externally. Reliability and a can-do, proactive attitude are necessary as well as a desire to work in a fast-paced dynamic exciting organisation.

If this sounds like you please contact us.


For our career staff, we offer in return for your passion and experience:

25 days of holidays per year to 30 days of annual leave after 5 years

Up to 6 additional days at Christmas and Easter closure periods

Enrolment in the pension scheme

Free LSE Students’ Union gym membership, advice from dedicated professionals • Wide range of activities including yoga classes, dance classes, and pilates classes

Cycle to Work scheme enabling significant savings on bicycle purchase

Employee Assistant Programme provides confidential advice and guidance to support the health and well-being of our workforce

Access to LSE staff training courses

NUS card

Flexibility for work-life balance

Interest-free Travel loan

Previous applicants need not re-apply


Our recruitment processes are free from bias or discrimination and are fair and accessible, therefore we ask that all candidates complete our Application Process in three stages:

·   Part 1 (Supporting statement) is all about you telling us about your suitability for the role and will be used to determine if you are shortlisted for interview.

·   Part 2 (CV) outlining your career history to date.

·   Part 3 (Equal Opportunities Monitoring and Contact Form) is personal information. It helps us gather and analyse demographic information about our applicants. This part will only be seen by HR and will not have any impact on shortlisting. Application forms are formatted to ensure the equality monitoring data is removed before applications are seen by the shortlisting panel. 

This process allows us to ensure that the shortlisting is done in a fair and consistent manner and all applicants are given the same opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.

Please send us a CV, complete a supporting statement outlining how you meet the persons specification of the role along with equality monitoring form which will be seen by our human resources team.

·    The closing date for is Monday 5 August 2024 by midnight.

·    Shortlisting Week commencing Monday 12 August 2024

·    Interviews and assessments on Thursday 22 August 2024


If you would like an informal conversation about the role please contact

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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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