Work For Us


Who we are

Part business, part charity, part membership body – students’ unions are all seriously fun places to work. They are organisations in their own right. Professionally run, but different. Professional teams support elected student leaders to make change, improve lives and fulfil potential; we help make it happen. Arts Students’ Union and LSE Students’ Union work in partnership, sharing members of staff, knowledge and best practice. With more than 30,000 members across 7 higher education institutions and bold new strategies, we’re two of the most unique and exciting SUs in the country.

Why apply?

Because you’re excited by the challenge! The exact opposite of corporate, we’re progressive, daring and creative individuals working to make a difference in unconventional workplaces.

Benefits and Perks

In return for your passion and experience we offer:

  • 25 days holidays per year to 30 days of annual leave after 5 years
  • Up to 6 additional days at Christmas and Easter closure periods
  • Enrolment into the pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free LSE Students’ Union gym membership, advice from dedicated professionals
  • Wide range of activities including yoga classes, dance classes, pilates classes
  • Cycle to Work scheme enabling significant savings on bicycle purchase
  • Access to LSE & UAL staff training courses
  • NUS card
  • Flexibility for work-life balance
  • Interest free Travel loan

How we recruit

We want to ensure all systems, policies and processes are free from bias or discrimination and are fair and accessible, therefore we decided that all candidates have to complete our Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring and Contact Form in order to apply for a job.

Application forms are formatted to ensure the equality monitoring data is removed before applications are seen by the shortlisting panel. This process allows us to ensure that the shortlisting is done in a fair and consistent manner and all applicants are given the same opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.

Full time, Part time & Fixed term roles

Application form

Equal Opportunities form



Student Staff roles

Student Staff Application form

Equal Opportunities form

Communications Assistant (x2)

Communications Assistant Job Description

We are looking for a talented and proactive student to join our Communications team on a part-time basis. We’re searching for an individual who can independently, visually document a variety of LSESU activities and events, through social media, photography and videography, to a high standard. You will be responsible for producing compelling, informative student-focused content, and will work with us on exploring and interpreting effective ways to engage students.

This is the ideal opportunity for someone with a passion for visual communications and sharing the student experience with a wide variety of audiences, as well as individuals with high attention to detail.

Please note - this role can vary in time and location, with some events taking place in the evening or off-campus.

To apply for this role please complete both the Student Staff application form and an equal opportunities monitoring form, which can be downloaded from the top of this page, and submit to by Friday 22nd June 2018.

If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with Jasmeet Chana, Communications Manager on to arrange a chat.

Closing date:  Friday 6th July, 2018

Interview date:  Thursday 12th July and Friday 13th July, 2018
Note - if you are not available in person on the above dates, we can arrange a skype interview.

Contract Start Date: w/c September 3rd, 2018

Volunteering Roles

Student Welcome Volunteer

Supported by: Student Opportunities Coordinator

Main purpose:

- To welcome new and returning students to LSE during Welcome Week.

- To be a visible and friendly face in and around campus during Welcome Week.

- To support students through Welcome Week.

- To lead events around campus and in London.

Overview of role:

We are looking for volunteers who have an interest in getting more students involved in the Students’ Union and would like to develop their leadership skills. You will contribute to the overall aim of Welcome Week ‘to make students feel welcome at LSE’, get students involved in the Students’ Union, and make Welcome Week accessible to all our students.


- Helping to organise and lead events around campus and in London

- Consider the safety of all students, including yourself and fellow volunteers

- Promoting the Students’ Union around LSE

- Supporting new students to settle into LSE

- Recording attendances and reporting these to staff

- Helping to shape the future programme

- Carry out all duties you are assigned as per your individual schedule and attend any meetings requested, whenever possible. If you cannot attend or fulfil the duties in your timetable, please ensure apologies are given in advance.

Skills and Qualities:

- Experience of leading a group or organising an activity

- Ability to motivate and enthuse others

- Understanding of the role and importance of the Students’ Union

- Organised and reliable

- Flexible approach

- Confident public speaker


- Free Welcome Team branded stash

- Travel expenses for all journeys related to the programme

- Free tickets and queue jump to Welcome Week Saucy

- Expenses for food and drink whilst working (up to a set amount)

- Free Welcome Fair goody bag

- Training which contributes to the LSESU Leadership Accreditation


The deadline for applications is 9am, Monday 20th August 2018

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