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Community and Welfare

As Community and Welfare Officer, you are responsible for positively influencing the welfare of students at LSE by lobbying the University and creating impactful change.

About the role

As Community and Welfare Officer you will be one of LSESU’s full-time, paid Sabbatical Officers. The Sabbatical Officers represent all students at LSE and lead on major campaigns, strategic developments, projects and events. 

Specifically, as Community and Welfare Officer, you would be responsible for creating and sustaining the LSE community and being an active voice on student welfare issues at LSE. You will undergo negotiations with the School to improve issues such as Halls of Residences and increased off-campus housing support; student wellbeing; equality and diversity issues; and access to higher education. You will work hard to maintain good campus relations and will work closely with the Part-Time and Liberation Officers on their campaigns and projects.

You will sit on various working groups and committees concerning communities and student wellbeing, including the EDI advisory board, the harassment and safeguarding forum and the Residences User Group.

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 the welfare of members
  • Direct the Union’s work on issues relating to members’ local, regional, national and international communities
  • Direct the Union’s work on citizenship and wider societal issues
  • Direct the Union’s work on developing good campus relations
  • Chair the Community and Welfare Assembly


  • 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 £30,134
  • 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 2022 until the end of June 2023. 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 at points during the pandemic, and are currently working in a mixture of home and office working.