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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: su.jobs@lse.ac.uk

 

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

 

Accountable to: Head of Policy and Advocacy
Responsible for: Academic Representation Administrator, x1000 Volunteer Course Reps, Student Staff as required through the year
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Central London (based in Holborn)
Salary: £27,183.00
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University of the Arts Students’ Union & London School of Economics Students’ Union represent over 28,000 students who make up the diverse and active student bodies of UAL and LSE.

 

We you need you to make our academic representation system truly sector leading. As part of the Policy and Advocacy team you will be split across the two students’ unions (LSESU and SUARTS), both located in central London. You will be responsible for the development and delivery of two academic representation systems with a particular focus on developing the union’s approach at LSESU. The role has direct lime management responsibilities as well as oversight of 1000s of volunteers.

 

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual. You will be highly organised, resolution-focussed and able to demonstrate initiative. You will have strong communication skills, experience of working with volunteers and the ability to create and build relationships with individuals from a range of backgrounds.

 

You will have some knowledge of quality assurance processes in Higher Education, project management experience and strong data analysis skills.

 

At SUARTS/LSESU we are committed to learning and development and provide all our staff with the opportunities and experiences they need to develop in the role.

 

If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with Emilie Tapping, Head of Policy and Engagement, by emailing e.tapping@lse.ac.uk

 

Closing date: Thursday 25th August 10am
Interview date: Friday 2nd September

Accountable to: Operations Manager
Salary: £24,707
Hours: 37 hours
Contract: Permanent
Responsible For: Coordinating the Internal Events Programme at LSESU
Location: LSE, Central London

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Click here to download the person specification

  

The London School of Economics’ Students’ Union is a registered charity providing representation, support and commercial activities for the student body.

  

The SU hosts a full program of events (student, departmental and external) throughout the year. Our site – the £48 million pound Saw Swee Hock Student Centre (named London Building of the Year by the Royal Institute of British Architects) hosts an 1000 capacity nightclub/conference space, a 300 capacity Pub, an 150 capacity Bar/Roof Terrace and a series of other function spaces available to book and hire in a prime central-London location.

  

LSESU is looking for an Internal Events Coordinator to join the Events Team – working alongside the External Events Coordinator and the Operations Manager to administrate and coordinate a full programme of internal events, parties, conferences, film screenings, receptions and rehearsals.

 

You will be the first point of contact for all internal event enquiries; working closely with other SU departments, students and the LSE to ensure all event requirements are met, our spaces are well-utilised, the internal events schedule is managed and all internal events can run smoothly, safely and to an exceptional standard.

 

The successful candidate will ideally be enthusiastic about events, have some previous experience of event management, have 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, an exceptional standard of customer service, be able to work quickly and accurately, to take pride in and ownership of their work and pay close attention to detail.

  

To apply, please complete an application form and send to su.jobs@lse.ac.uk by 12 pm on Thursday 25th August.

 

If you have any queries about the role, please contact Abi Tedder, Operations Manager a.tedder@lse.ac.uk

 

Closing date: Thursday 25th August, 12pm

Interview date: Tuesday 30th August.

 

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Part-time and student staff roles

 

Accountable to: LSESU Communications Coordinator
Salary: London Living Wage - £9.40 per hour
Hours: 5 - 15 hours per week
Location: Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
 

LSESU is looking for an organised and enthusiastic student with exceptional writing skills to join our Communications team on a part-time basis.

 

If your application is successful, you will create original content that reflects your perspective as an LSE student, contribute to our social media output, and play an integral role in building the postgraduate student community for 2016-17.

 

A typical shift might include planning the coming week’s social media content, tweeting from a panel discussion, and writing a blogpost about it. This is an ideal role for someone who’d like to be part of a dynamic professional comms environment, and is motivated by the idea of making life at LSE more accessible for postgraduate students.

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • > Fluent command of English
  • > Experience with writing blogs and articles
  • > Experience with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • > Demonstrable photography skills
  • > The ability to work without supervision

Responsibilities:

  • > Planning and delivering digital comms projects
  • > Working quickly and meeting tight deadlines
  • > Following LSESU’s comms guidelines
  • > Proactively reporting back to the Comms Coordinator
  • > Feeding back insights to the Comms team
 

The role is flexible, with potential to continue in the role into the next academic year, pending review.

 

Before you submit your application, we recommend you check out our different communications channels:

Website: lsesu.com
Blog: lsesu.tumblr.com
Twitter: twitter.com/lsesu
Facebook: facebook.com/lsesu
Instagram: instagram.com/lsesu
 

Please apply using the Student Staff Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form provided and email it to su.jobs@lse.ac.uk  

Closing date: 10am Monday 22nd August

Interview date: Friday 26th August

 

LSESU is committed to fully representing LSE’s diverse student community, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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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.