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Postgraduate

As Postgraduate Officer, you would be responsible for improving the experiences of postgraduate students at LSE.

About the role

You get to ensure the best interests of students are represented and taken into consideration by LSE and other stakeholders. You are able to develop your lobbying skills to ensure that a student focus is the primary consideration for all LSE decisions. You are able to affect real change. You gain experiences and are in a position to network with people that you would not usually encounter. You have the opportunity to develop a diverse range of skills that few graduate-level jobs can provide.

You lead LSESU.

You are a non-executive director of a not for profit organisation, turning over more than £5m p.a. You will be listed as a Company Director at Companies House and with the Charity Commission. You will have fiduciary and legal responsibilities that include ensuing LSESU remains financially sustainable and that appropriate risk control is put in place.

As one of the most senior members of staff, you will be supported by the organisation with individual staff on hand to provide you advice and guidance. You will have the flexibility to decide how you work and what you work on.

You go to a lot of meetings! You also get to immerse yourself in student life, from attending student-led events to empowering campaign groups. You’ll have a mandate to work on your manifesto promises alongside a duty to listen and respond to the changing needs of our members.

You should run if

  • You are passionate about making a difference to the experiences of postgraduate students at LSE
  • You're interested in being a leader who is the voice for students during their studies at LSE both to the School and the wider world You want to develop your communication, organisational, event planning, teamwork and leadership skills
  • You're interested in gaining experience working in the third sector including sitting on a trustee board
  • You have ideas and desire to make positive change

Benefits

  • 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
  • Plenty of opportunities to develop your leadership, communication and organisational skills Salary for this role is recalculated every year, and it includes a Cost of Living Allowance based on the London Living Wage
  • 25 days holiday + Christmas and bank holidays
  • Free gym membership

Training and support

LSESU staff will support you in your role and you will receive:

  • Ongoing job-specific training throughout the year
  • Individual training & development to suit your needs
  • Opportunities to attend conferences and external training days

Time commitment

You will hold the post from the start of July 2020 until the end of June 2021.

Before this date, it is likely that you will work with current officers on some projects, and you will go through a period of handover shortly before the post begins.

Hours are full-time but flexible. You will also have to work outside of these hours from time to time, meeting students, attending events or conferences.