Who we are
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.
Who we are looking for
Can you work in a team and use your own initiative to develop a range of sporting and athletic clubs and related activities for students?
LSESU is looking for a Sports Coordinator to work within our Sports and Recreation team to support student volunteers in setting up and developing sports clubs and activities.
Sport and physical activity are integral parts of the student experience at LSE. The Students’ Union has 40+ student sports clubs that cater to a range of standards, from beginners through to high performance athletes. Our teams compete in a range of leagues and fixtures, including British University & College Sports and London University Sports League.
You will act as the first point of contact for sports club leaders and will drive improvements of club activities and events including administering fixtures, facilities, finance, training, and a wide range of administrative processes. You will also work closely with the Gym team and activity class programmes to ensure a streamlined delivery of sport across both sports clubs and recreational activities to ensure our provision is championed within the LSE community.
The successful candidate will be committed to using their skills and knowledge to assist sports club leaders and will have personal experience of higher education. The role will require excellent administration and organisational skills, a methodical approach to managing information and sophisticated interpersonal skills. Ideally you will have experience with sports fixture administration, providing exceptional customer care and working with and training volunteers.
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For more information regarding the role, please read the full job description.
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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, wth 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
How 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 (Application Form) 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 (Equal Opportunities Monitoring and Contact Form) is personal information – so we can contact you if you are shortlisted for the interview. It also 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.
Want to apply?
To apply please complete our online application which can be found on our website here.