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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


Responsible for: Sports Volunteers (1000+), Sports Ambassadors (30+), Student Staff
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £25,374 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? Can you work in a team and use your own initiative to develop a range of sporting and athletic clubs and related activities for students?


LSESU is looking for a Sports Development Coordinator to work within their Student Activities team to support student volunteers in setting up and developing sports clubs and activities.


You will act as the first point of contact for sports club leaders and will drive improvements of club activities and events including fixtures, facilities, finance, training, and administrative processes. You will also work closely with the LSESU Active Lifestyle Manager in ensuring a streamlined delivery of sport across both sports clubs and recreational activities.


The successful candidate will be committed to using their skills and knowledge to assist sports club leaders and will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as personal experience of higher education.


Ideally you will have experience of sports fixture administration within a Higher Education setting, of providing excellent customer care and of working with and training student volunteers.


If you have any queries about this role that are not covered in the documentation available or wish to have an informal chat about the role please contact Sarah Chowdry Grant, Head of Activities & Opportunities:


See top of page for how to apply


Closing date for applications: Noon, Wednesday 24th May (Please note the deadline for applications may be closed earlier if we receive a high volume of applications)
Interview date: Monday 5th June

Accountable to: Head of Policy & Advocacy
Responsible for: Student Advisers (x4) and occasional student staff
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £30,630
Location: Central London (between LSE SU and Arts SU)
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We’re looking for a self-motivated individual to lead our Advice Service. You will manage four advisers (as well as student staff on occasion) and will be responsible for ensuring the day to day running of the service, as well as its development.


You will be able to balance changing priorities and the demands of two different student bodies (as the service is split across LSE SU and Arts SU). You will be supporting the team to deal with a variety of cases across two very different Universities and will be on hand to deal with any urgent situations.


We’re looking for someone who has a genuine passion for making the lives of individual students better whilst also being able to contribute to wider change through the work of the elected officers and the rest of the Policy and Advocacy team.


You will enjoy building relationships with key stakeholders and will have innovative ideas for both developing and promoting the service to students. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to maintain a sense of professionalism, even when faced with challenging situations.


This is the perfect opportunity for someone who wants to develop their leadership skills whilst establishing themselves within the advice sector. You will be part of an organisation that is committed to staff development and will be working alongside a highly motivated team.


Closing date for applications: Tuesday 30th May
Interview dates: Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th June


Part-time and student staff roles


Accountable to: External Events Coordinator
Hours: 0 Hour Contract
Location: LSESU, Central London
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What will you be doing?
We are looking for a team of enthusiastic individuals to join the SU Events Team as hands on Event Supervisors.

The SU Events Team manage a varied program of student-led, departmental, and external events and our supervisor team is crucial in the delivery of this program. Representing the Union in a positive, professional and friendly manner and offering a high quality service to all clients.

Our Events Supervisors assist in all aspects of events – from ensuring that all requirements are ready prior to events, liaising with the event organiser, being capable of trouble shooting all issues in the SU, supervising teams of event stewards and making sure that all clients are happy and looked after throughout events.

You will work closely with the External Events Coordinator to ensure the supervision of health & safety, delivering customer requirements, event set-up/breakdown, ticketing, cloakroom, assisting the Bars and 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 users from; orchestras/theatre troupes, governmental bodies, TV crews, embassies 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.


N.B. the roles will require evening and weekend work.


£9.75 per hour (London Living Wage) and Holiday Pay
Enhance your CV
Gain practical work experience


Useful experience and attributes
Previous service/event/bar 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)


Want to apply?
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 at to arrange a chat.


Closing date: Friday 04th August 2017
Interview date: Monday 21st August 2017
Start date: Immediate



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.