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Application forms and equal opportunities


Please download the following forms to apply for positions at LSE Students' Union. You must submit both the relevant application form and an equal opportunities monitoring form. CVs are not accepted. Please send completed forms to:


Application form for permanent or fixed-term roles

Application form for students applying for Student Staff roles

Equal opportunities and contact form



We separate the two forms at the shortlisting stage so that the panel is unaware of any demographic or contact information about you. This is one of the many things we do to ensure our recruitment is free from bias, and our team is diverse.


Full Time Roles


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Part-time and student staff roles


Accountable to: External Events Coordinator
Hours: 0 Hour Contract
Salary: £9.40 per hour (London Living Wage)
Location:LSESU, Central London
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We are looking for a team of enthusiastic individuals to join the SU Conference and Events Team as Event Supervisors.


The SU Conference and Events Team manage a varied program of Student led, Departmental and External events and our supervisor team would be involved in the delivery of this program, representing the Union in a positive, professional and friendly manner while offering a high quality service to all clients.


Our Events Supervisors will assist in all aspects of events: ensuring that all requirements are ready, liaising with the event organiser, being capable of troubleshooting all issues in the SU, supervising teams of event stewards and making sure that all clients are happy and looked after.


You will work closely with the External Events Coordinator to ensure the supervision of health & safety, delivering customer requirements, event set-up/clearing, ticketing, cloakroom, assisting the Bars & Catering Team and all areas of event logistics.


This role will see you learning how the SU functions on a daily basis as well as meeting a host of difference clients like orchestras, governmental bodies, TV crews as well as a host of local and international organisations.


Time commitment

You will be employed on a zero hour contract to ensure flexible working hours. Rotas are fixed on a weekly basis however there are also recurring events that can be agreed on a monthly basis. The roles will require evening and weekend work.


£9.40 per hour (London Living Wage)
Enhance your CV
Gain practical work experience Useful experience and attributes
Previous service industry experience
Organised and reliable
Strong interpersonal skills
A pro-active problem-solving approach
Happy to be hands on in your work
Some understanding of AV equipment (desirable but not essential)


Please email your completed Student Staff Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form to


If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with the External Events Coordinator, Sean Ryan to arrange a chat.


Closing date: Monday 3rd October

Interview date: Friday 7th October

Start date: Immediate

Accountable to: Opportunities & Development Manager
Hours: You will be required to work on Sunday afternoon/evening for 6 hours per week (zero hour contract) during term 1 and term 2
Pay: £9.40 per hour plus holiday pay
Location: You must have the ability to work remotely
Job purpose: To libel check The Beaver – the student newspaper


Key Responsibilities:

  • Libel checking The Beaver
  • Communicating with Beaver editor and SU staff
  • Grammar checking The Beaver
  • Being consulted out of specified hours on particular issues
  • Various other ad hoc tasks to support the Activities team

Person Specification

  • Specialist in Libel Law
  • Interest in Libel Law
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (or equivalent)
  • Enjoy working with students

The Student Union is the only Union in the country that publishes a weekly print edition newspaper: The Beaver. We need a student with an interest and specialist knowledge of libel law to libel check the paper on a weekly basis. The role will give you paid experience of libel checking and keep you up to date with student news and views.


To apply please send a short covering email (no more than 200 words) to express your interest in this role and a CV to Sarah Chowdry-Grant by 5pm on 7th October 2016. We will shortlist and invite students for an informal interview on 14th October.


Closing date: 5pm on Monday 7th October
Interviews: Tuesday 4th October

Accountable to: Engagement Coordinator
Hours: Zero Hour Contract*
Pay: £9.40 per hour (London Living Wage)
Location: LSESU, Central London
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LSE Students’ Union is led by the students it represents: nearly 11,000 students who make up the driven and diverse student body at the London School of Economics.


At LSE Students’ Union, we provide a wide range of activities, services and representation for our members, and are committed to providing excellent opportunities for our students and our student staff to learn new skills and develop existing ones within their roles.


LSESU is looking for an LSE student to join the Engagement Team to provide support with its engagement events, campaigns, and communications.


As part of the Engagement Teams role we run an exciting calendar of events for LSE students. We also gather information and look into how to improve our engagement with the diverse student body. The newly hired student staff member will support us in our work, including the administration of democracy, helping with events and other engagement projects.


The successful candidate will be a proactive and enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in supporting fellow students and a commitment to equality and diversity. You will have the ability to think creatively and be a great communicator with some prior experience with administrative skills.



  • £9.40 per hour (London Living Wage)
  • Enhance your CV
  • Gain practical work experience
  • Have a positive impact on student experience at LSE
  • Useful experience and attributes
  • Previous service experience
  • Organised and reliable
  • Great communicator
  • A pro-active problem-solving approach and happy to be hands on in your work
  • A commitment to equality and diversity

Please email your completed Student Staff Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form to


If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with the Engagement Coordinator Shernyse Lee at to arrange a chat.


Closing date: Monday 3rd October
Interview date: Wednesday 5th October
Start date: As soon as possible


* If you are successful you will be guaranteed shifts during term time, but the zero hour contract is being used to ensure flexible working time for students.



With over 11,000 students at the London School of Economics, we are one of the best universities in the world. We have brilliant and exceptionally talented students and we want to make sure they get amazing opportunities while they are here. We want them to have fun, be part of an active community and be proud of their union.


Around 90 staff work together at LSE Students’ Union (LSESU) to deliver extraordinary projects, activities and opportunities for our members. Some of the staff we employ undertake the role alongside their studies as well as supporting over 1200 volunteers who are actively engaged in leading campaigns, societies, sports clubs or seeking to improve their course.


We are a charity, so we have a Trustee Board that is responsible for the overall strategic and financial direction of the organisation. Three of the people on the Board are current students, two are external to the university and four are sabbatical officers.


Our strategic plan evolves every year, but we focus our energies on ensuring our staff are able to deliver the very best for students.


We're unique in the UK because we share a management structure with Students’ Union, University of the Arts London (SUARTS). Because of this, some roles are shared which means we're able to achieve even more for our students. Most staff will only work at one union, but some may split their time between both; a system that we think is brilliant!

Joining the staff team

The team at this unique organisation work hard to make sure that every role is rewarding, enjoyable, and challenging. We know that if you’re happy at work and have opportunities to develop, we can achieve incredible things together. We’re passionate about learning and development, so during your induction, review meetings and appraisals, we’ll identify training courses, development needs and shadowing opportunities so that you can pursue career interests within the role, as well as having a variety of avenues to explore through different functions of each union.


Being based within two of London’s most prestigious universities means you will have the opportunity to access LSE and University of the Arts London-run courses, talks and lectures, plus a range of exhibitions and events run by our partner organisations. With two additional paid days of leave for volunteering each year, we help our staff develop outside of work.

Our values & culture

We’re an organisation that values a staff team that has a strong sense of community and purpose. It’s important that we help you to put your talents to good use, and that when you think something can be improved in the organisation we are quick to make things better.


As much as we want the university to listen to students, we make sure our staff are heard too. Our staff forum meets regularly with the Chief Executive to discuss progress and development on our People Strategy, ensuring the views of all staff are regularly heard when we make organisational decisions. Everyone will get a regular opportunity to have a 121 with a senior manager. Away days, planning and review sessions take place throughout the year within teams and with others that you wouldn’t usually get to work with.


We’re proud to be Living Wage Employers, part of Advice UK, the National Union of Students and NCVO.

Our benefits

Everyone receives a minimum of 25 days holidays per year, plus Christmas and Easter closure periods as appropriate and pro rata. You’ll have the option of joining the pension scheme that we contribute to, and after five years of employment you’ll receive an additional five days of annual leave.


We share a staffing structure with Students’ Union, University of the Arts London (SUARTS) which is unique to students’ unions in the UK. Because we are able to share experience and knowledge from another students’ union we make better decisions and our resources go further. It also means there are more opportunities for development than in organisations of a similar size.


Here are just some of the benefits of working here...

  • Flexible holidays for travelling
  • Time off in lieu for a number of roles
  • Enrolment into the pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Access to university training and services – counselling and careers advice
  • Free LSE Students’ Union gym membership, advice and time from dedicated professionals
  • Wide range of activities including yoga classes, dance classes and access to badminton courts and other campus facilities for personal use when appropriate
  • Cycle to Work scheme enabling significant savings on bicycle purchase and ability to spread the cost
  • Travel loans enabling savings on travel card costs
  • NUS Extra card discounts and a range of other offers for going out, London dining and everyday essentials  

Depending on your learning and development plans we'll help you access, or make a financial contribution, to courses. In the past our team have worked here whilst studying for postgraduate degrees in subjects such as Higher Education and Charity Management to Law and Textiles.


We offer a fun and varied working environment, where working with talented colleagues is generally regarded as the best part of the job!

Equal opportunities and diversity statement

LSE Students' Union is committed to equal opportunity in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


The Union aims to pursue equal opportunities by taking positive action within the law to facilitate participation of groups discriminated against by society. Therefore, the Equal Opportunities Code of Practice of the Union includes employment in that the only consideration in recruitment, training, appraisal, promotion and general treatment of employees must be how the genuine requirements of the post are met, or are likely to be met, by the person under consideration. The Union must ensure that once these requirements are met no regard should be taken of gender, trans status, appearance, ethnicity, nationality, regional or racial origin, age, class, disability, religious or political beliefs, sexual orientation, family circumstances, health, including HIV status, or trade union membership.