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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

Salary Range: £50,000 - £53,000
Tenure: Permanent
Hours: 37 per week

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We are seeking a dynamic, inspirational, collaborative and committed Director to support our Membership Team in our on-going journey to becoming the best students’ unions possible for students at LSE and UAL. You may already be in a management role within a students’ union, but we are also interested in candidates from different voluntary and third sectors who bring transferable skills and are motivated to lead a team that has the potential to make a significant impact in students’ lives.


Our ideal candidate will have leadership experience in a membership focused organisation with demonstrable experience of delivering effective services and of managing a variety of competing priorities and stakeholder perspectives.


You should be financially astute with great attention to detail. You should be a true people person, with a leadership style which both engages, coaches and empowers elected Student Officers; staff and hundreds of student volunteers. With a collaborative approach, you will be able to build trust quickly and communicate credibly with a wide range of people.


You will find a full job description, person specification and application form at the top of this page.


If you would like an informal conversation or more information about the organisation or the role please email Jo Sesay, on


Closing date: 12 noon, 6th February
Interviews: Provisionally scheduled for 21st February

Salary Range: £40,000 - £42,000
Tenure: Permanent
Hours: 37 per week
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We are two membership organisations and registered charities that have come together to deliver high quality services, representation and support for 30,000 students across London at the London School of Economics and University of the Arts London.


Our unique collaboration exists to allow our two organisations to make the greatest possible impact on students’ lives and maximize our resources in enabling them to create positive change at their university, in the community and the wider world.


Every year, our elected Student Officers, together with the Trustee Boards at both Unions provide leadership and strategic direction for the work of over 80 permanent staff, 300 student staff, thousands of volunteers, delivering across 14 sites across London.


We need someone who can help make us brilliant. Someone who wants to change the world and loves thinking creatively and strategically to help make us better.


The Head of Communication and Engagement works across two students’ unions, and with their team, to ensure we’re engaging more students, understanding what they think about us and balancing competing priorities to ensure relevant, useful, creative communications.


You will manage a team of three middle managers, more than ten frontline staff, and up to ten student staff; you will have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to motivate a large team and the project management skills to ensure we take ideas through to implementation and evaluation.


You may already be in a junior management role within a students’ union, but we are also interested in candidates from different voluntary and third sectors who bring transferable skills and are motivated to lead a team that has the potential to make a significant impact in students’ lives.


You’ll like planning with a purpose, making sure we know what we’re doing for different types of students. You will use your experience of working with under-involved groups to deliver projects and activities.


You will have an understanding about the strategic importance of communications and know how it can be used to position an organisation as more legitimate.


We need you to work brilliantly across the organisation, helping everyone deliver for our members. You’ll need the soft skills to develop effective and supportive relationships, identifying resources and strategic problems.  You’ll understand how to deliver the priorities of our elected officers. You will know how to present evidenced and reasoned ideas to develop projects to have the greatest positive impact on stakeholders.


You will find a full job description, person specification and application form attached and at the top of this page.


If you would like an informal conversation or more information about the organisation or the role please email Aisling Wootten, Director of Membership on


Closing date: 12 noon on 3rd February
Interviews: Provisionally scheduled for 16th February

Accountable to: Opportunities and Development Manager
Responsible for: Societies Volunteers (1000+), Media Group Volunteers (50+), Student Staff
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £23,848 p.a. + 25 days holiday + public holidays
Location: Central London
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Are you enthusiastic about helping students to make the most of their time at university? Are you interested in unlocking students' future careers through extracurricular activities? Can you work in a team and use your own initiative to develop and deliver a skills and employability training programme for some of the world’s best students?


LSESU is looking for a Student Opportunities Coordinator to work within their Activities and Opportunities team to support student volunteers to record, recognise and celebrate their diverse skills gained through participating in student activities within the Students' Union.


You will work closely with LSE Careers and other School departments, as well as clubs, societies and the LSESU Activities and Opportunities team, to drive forward an exciting programme of training and development opportunities, and be responsible for every aspect of its coordination and delivery.


You will also have responsibility for coordinating LSE Annual Fund applications, the LSESU Leadership Accreditation, and our Welcome Team Volunteers.


The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about developing young people, have previous experience of developing employability and skills frameworks or similar, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the confidence and professionalism to hold relationships at varying levels. The successful candidate should possess first-rate administrative skills, take pride in and ownership of their work and pay close attention to detail. Personal experience of higher education is desirable.


Please see top of the page for how to apply.


If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with Laura Foster, Opportunities and Development Manager, at


Closing date: Monday 13th February 2017, 11am
Interview date: w/c 20th February 2017



Part-time and student staff roles


There are currently no part-time or student staff roles. Please check back soon!




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.