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Opportunities & Development Manager

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About the job

LSE Students’ Union is looking for an Opportunities & Development Manager who is capable of leading a team to do their best work within a complex, creative and ever-changing organisation.

The Opportunities & Development Manager is responsible for managing the delivery and development of student activities, skills training & opportunities across the Union; LSESU’s sports and societies offer and projects related to the Activity Resource Centre (ARC). The role will reward an experienced manager of frontline services and skilled communicator who values variety, drives innovation, and is energised by the challenges of delivering a wide range of activities to engage the diverse range of LSE students. The job will suit someone who is a decisive, organised, skilled at teamwork, and passionate about supporting students.

In this role you will line manage a team of activities staff and support them to develop provision led by students. You will work closely with Heads of Department and managers across both Arts Students’ Union and LSE Students’ Union, chairing meetings and creating operational plans to promote cross-team projects and student-led campaigns that create change and build community.

Your team will support a range of student activities, events, training sessions and more! Your technical abilities will support them in excelling at these varied tasks, but an enquiring approach to their work that promotes innovation is equally important.

A bit about us

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 so as they make change, improve lives and fulfil potential, we help make it happen.

Benefits and Perks

In return for your passion and experience we offer the flexibility for work-life balance, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, travel loans, a company pension, extensive professional development opportunities, free gym membership, and over 6 weeks off per year (holidays/closure days). We’re absolutely open to considering requests for job-share or part-time working.

If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with the Head of Activities & Opportunities, Sarah Chowdry-Grant at to arrange a chat.

Want to apply?

To apply, please send us your Application Form and completed Equal Opportunities and Contact Form to

Closing date: 10am Thursday 1st March 2018

Interview date: Monday 12th March 2018

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