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Education Officer

As Education Officer, you would be the face of education at LSE, responsible for improving the academic experiences of students on and off campus.

About the role

As Education Officer, you would be one of the Students’ Union's full-time paid Sabbatical Officers. The Sabbatical Officers represent all students and lead on major campaigns, strategic developments, projects and events.

You will be specifically responsible for leading change in teaching and learning within LSE.  You will raise awareness of academic issues, liaising with students, academic representatives, academics and the directorate to ensure that they have a voice and representation within the SU and the University. You will also take the lead on national education policy and issues.

You will sit on School decision-making bodies, including the Academic Board, and will co-chair the consultative forums. This is a meeting-heavy role.

All Sabbatical Officers are also members of the Trustee Board, which has the ultimate legal and financial responsibility for the Students’ Union, and the Executive Committee which is responsible for defending the rights of student members and campaigning on issues affecting them.

Your core duties are outlined in our bye laws as follows however, as with all elected roles, you will have a lot of freedom over the projects you take on.

  • Direct the Union’s work on educational and academic issues
  • Direct the Union’s work on academic representation
  • Primary Officer involved with monitoring the activities of the Academic Board and other related Academic Committees

If you'd like to talk to Bali, the current Education Officer, you can email them at su.education@lse.ac.uk.

Benefits

  • You will have the opportunity to make a lasting and meaningful impact on student life at LSE
  • You get to take action on the things you are most passionate about
  • It’s a great development opportunity and there’s plenty of opportunities to develop your leadership, communication and organisational skills
  • This is a full time role with a competitive salary of £29,836
  • There’s a great holiday package: 25 days plus Christmas and Easter closure dates
  • You can access the LSESU gym for free
  • You will receive support with your projects and your role in general
  • You will receive a full induction, as well as the opportunity to attend further training and conferences throughout the year

Some important details

  • You will hold the post from the start of July 2021 until the end of June 2022. You may decide to get involved a little sooner with handover meetings however there is no obligation. We can also be flexible if you are a PG student and are still studying during the summer
  • Hours are full time (37 hours per week) however there is a lot of flexibility and you will sometimes need to work outside of office hours in order to carry out your role
  • The role is normally based in the SSH building (3rd floor office) however LSESU staff and sabbatical officers have been working from home during the pandemic. We will continue to prioritise the safety of our staff and students as the situation develops