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Postgraduate Students' Officer

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

About the role

The Postgraduate Students’ Officer represents the views of Postgraduate students at the LSE.


Despite making up two-thirds of the student population at LSE, it can sometimes be hard for postgraduate students to be heard. The Postgraduate Students’ Officer works to ensure that the views of their peers are taken into consideration by both LSESU and the LSE. This could be through running campaigns, lobbying the School through policy, creating new projects or running events.

The Postgraduate Students’ Officer is part of the Sabbatical Officer team, and is a paid role. It is a part-time role (18 hours per week) that lasts from November until either the end of June or October (depending on what the postholder would prefer), so you can undertake the role while completing your studies. You will be a member of LSESU’s board of trustees. You will develop relationships wth key stakeholders across the School, and sit on several LSE committees.


You'll receive support and training from the LSESU staff team to undertake this role. If you've got any questions, get in touch at

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


  • The yearly salary for the role is £15,067.50
  • 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 
  • 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 November until either the end of June, or October 2022 (this will be at the postholder's discretion).

The postholder is expected to work 18 hours per week. Hours are part-time and flexible.