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Welfare and Liberation

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

About the role

As Welfare and Liberation 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. 

The Welfare and Liberation Officer leads on initiatives that advance and support student welfare, particularly for those marginalised within their education experience and across wider society. 

You will undergo negotiations with the School to improve issues such as off-campus housing support and the cost of living crisis; student wellbeing; equality and diversity issues; and access to higher education. You will work closely with the Part-Time Officers elected to represent marginalised groups, supporting them with their campaigns and projects.

You will sit on working groups 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.

What would I be responsible for?

  • 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

However, as with all elected roles, you will have a lot of freedom over the projects you choose to work on.

For more information about the role, you can watch a recorded Q&A session with our current Sabbatical Officers here

If you have any questions about this position or running for election, please message us at


  • A full time role with a competitive salary of £30,134
  • 25 days holiday plus Christmas and Easter closure dates
  • Free access to LSESU gym
  • Full induction programme and training opportunities throughout the year
  • Flexible working

Some important details

  • Position tenure: 1 July 2024 - 30 June 2025
    • We ask Sabbatical Officer candidates to keep July mostly free as this is when we hold our intensive induction period
    • However, we will endeavour to be as flexible as possible if you are a postgraduate students and still studying during the Summer, or have a pre-planned event you can't miss
  • Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
    • We work flexibly, and there may be times you need to work outside of standard office hours to complete your role 
  • Location: Saw Swee Hock, 1 Sheffield Street
    • LSESU runs a flexible working policy, and most employees work partly from home and partly in the office