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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.


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


Job title: Student Adviser
Accountable to: Advice Manager
Hours: 37 p/w
Salary: £25,882.96
Location: Holborn (Arts SU and LSESU), and occasionally UAL Colleges
Responsible for: Advice provision to UAL & LSE students
Contract: Permanent
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The Arts SU and LSESU Advice Service provides free, independent academic and housing advice to UAL and LSE students. This ranges from responding to one-off enquiries to assisting students with ongoing cases.


We’re looking for a determined individual, preferably with experience in the higher education sector, to join our team. You will support students through times of difficulty and help empower them to exercise their rights and make informed decisions.


The LSESU Advice Service also administers hardship and childcare funds for LSE students.


The Student Adviser role will involve providing advice to students in person, via email and over the phone. The advice provided will primarily relate to University regulations, however, you will also carry out housing casework and be responsible for presenting student hardship and childcare applications at hardship panel meetings.


Your role will be evenly split between Arts SU and LSESU, and will therefore be based both in High Holborn (Arts SU) and nearby Sheffield Street (LSESU). You will occasionally be required to attend the various UAL Colleges for student appointments and meetings.


You will be supervised by the Advice Manager, but will ultimately take responsibility for managing your own caseload as well as for accurately recording your notes and interactions.


The ideal candidate will have experience of advice provision (either academic or housing), and we will consider applicants who have not previously worked for a Students’ Union. You will understand the importance of confidentiality and dealing with cases empathetically. You will also possess excellent communication skills and be motivated by a desire to achieve great outcomes for students.


To apply for this role please complete both an application form and an equal opportunities monitoring form, which can be downloaded from the top of this page, and submit to: by Sunday 23rd July.


If you have any queries about the role, please contact Ricardo Visinho, Advice Manger at


Closing date: Sunday 23rd July
Interview date: Tuesday 1st August

Accountable to: Academic Representation Manager
Salary: £24,357.11
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Holborn, but travel to various UAL colleges (approx two days a week) will be required
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We are seeking a creative and organised individual to help the Academic Representation Team support the work of course reps at LSE and UAL, providing the necessary assistance to ensure their voice is heard as well as giving them opportunities to develop within their role.


Course reps form the heart of making change at any higher education institution, and are the cornerstone of the work we do as a Students’ Union. Elected by their peers, they play a key role in providing feedback to those in positions of power, running campaigns on issues they are passionate about and collaborating with members of staff in order to make change.


The successful candidate will be working to support and champion these reps throughout their journey, from their recruitment and training to facilitating meetings and events where they can raise key issues, as well as providing support for those reps who wish to run campaigns on issues they are passionate about.


The candidate will also be responsible for many of the administrative functions within the Academic Representation team, ensuring the representation system runs as smoothly and effectively as possible.


The role will also play a key part in some exciting new projects over the upcoming academic year, such as helping introduce an online course rep elections pilot and overseeing a new strategy to ensure we are communicating with our reps effectively, as well as recognising the change that they bring about in the wider student body.


The ideal candidate will be passionate about the change making process, and possess the necessary interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with students from a variety of subjects and backgrounds.


The successful applicant should also have strong organisational and administrative skills, in order to ensure the systems and processes needed for effective academic representation are in place.


We welcome applications from those with experience working in a higher education setting, but this is not essential, and candidates with experience from other areas will be considered.


Please see the top of the page for more information about how to apply.


At Arts SU/LSESU we are committed to learning and development and as such will support the successful candidate to develop within the role.


Application forms are available from the top of this page or they can be acquired by contacting


Applications will only be considered on an official application form.


If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with Frankie Quinn, Academic Representation Manager on to arrange a chat.


Closing date: 5pm, Friday 28th July
Interview date: W/C Monday 31st July

Responsible to: Operations manager (Bar, Catering and Events)
Responsible for: Bar Supervisors and Bar staff
Salary: Circa £24,000
Hours: 37 hours
Location: Primarily LCC Darkroom Bar and Chelsea Pop-Up Bar in Central London but post holder may be required to work flexibly across other university or Students’ Union sites.
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An exciting opportunity to manage and develop the Arts Students’ Union bar at the London College of Communication in Elephant and Castle.


Providing Student led activities, events and entertainment.


The ideal candidate will have bar management experience, ability to communicate at all levels, team leadership skills, eye for detail, innovative thinker - experience of devising and implementing new strategies to improve bar trade, and the added ability to inject energy and passion into the business and the bar team.


Your responsibilities include overseeing the day to day operations of the bar, managing a team of student staff, maintaining excellent stakeholder relationships, health and safety and controlling agreed budgets.


Job Type: 1 year fixed term contract, working annualised hours equivalent to 37 hours a week annually


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Closing date: Friday 11th August
Interview date: Monday 21st August

Post: Head of Finance
Responsible to: Chief Executive
Responsible for: Three staff Salary Band: £40,000 - £45,000
Tenure: Permanent
Hours: Typically 37 hours per week / Part-time – approx. 25 hours across five days or similar
Location: London School of Economics SU and Arts Students’ Union - Holborn, London
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We are looking for a dynamic Head of Finance who will lead the operational finance function and also structure, create and maintain financial processes throughout the organisation.


Managing a team of three, we desire someone who has previous hands-on experience in a small/medium sized company. Being a people-focused organisation, we require someone who can complement managing a finance department, with coaching and developing non-finance staff to understand the importance and benefits of these processes, and how to use financial information to better manage their departments. This is an important part of the role.


The new Head of Finance who will join our senior leadership team will provide strategic financial expertise to create a fit for purpose finance department and robust financial stewardship. Through your leadership, we will be in possession of financial information and insight that can drive future developments and build on our achievements to date.


About Us
We deliver charitable services and support for 30,000 students at the London School of Economics and University of the Arts London. We employ over 80 permanent staff, 300 student staff, thousands of volunteers, at 14 sites across London.


Our collective turnover is circa £9 million. The unions have two main sources of income – an annual grant from the University and income generated through trading services such as bars, coffee shops and retail.


We are keen to encourage:
Applications from black and minority ethnic applicants
Applicants with private sector and/or commercial experience and
Applicants returning from a career break


to continue to diversify and include all groups in our organisation.


We would consider supporting professional qualifications and part-time/flexible work for the right candidate.


About You
Our ideal candidate will:
Possess a professional financial qualification and/or be qualified by experience.
Have significant hands-on experience running a finance department in a small/medium-sized organisation.
Have experience in a commercial or other organisation beyond a Students’ Union environment. We run a number of commercial enterprises such as shops, cafés and bars.
Be proactive in their approach and an advocate for sharing finance knowledge.
Be team oriented in approach and an ability to work with a diverse group of people including commercial staff, suppliers, software consultants and University finance teams.
Have a coaching/mentoring approach and the ability to provide support to both our student leaders and staff.
Have a proven track record in providing meaningful interpretation and analysis of financial information to inform strategic business and performance decisions.


Closing date for applications: Tuesday 31st July

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


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 4th August 2017
Interview date: Monday 21st August 2017
Start date: Immediate

Accountable to: Active LifeStyle Project Manager
Hours: Zero hour contract* Variable shift pattern depending upon workload (this worked out an average of 5 hours a week last year during term time during Michaelmas & Lent Terms)
Pay: £9.75 per hour (London Living Wage)
Location: You will be based at London School of Economics and Political Science Students' Union, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, 1 Sheffield Street, London WC2A 2AP. However some activities will take you away from campus.
Job Purpose: To support the Active LifeStyle Project Manager in the administration and organisation of the Active LifeStyle programme at LSE.
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Do you have a passion for improving student experience? Do you want to improve the physical activity offer at LSE? Want to earn some money while you study? If that’s you then please follow the application process below.


What will you be doing?
You will support the Active LifeStyle Manager in the promotion and implementation of the Active LifeStyle programme to increase the profile of sport and physical activity across LSE. This is the ideal opportunity for someone with a passion for improving student experience and getting people active.


Time commitment
You will be employed on a zero hour contract to ensure flexible working hours during term time. However you will be given a minimum of 4 hours of work a week during both Michaelmas and Lent terms with the option of further hours in the summer term subject to availability.


£9.75 p/hr (London Living Wage)
Free access to all Active LifeStyle activities
Priority access to the LSESU Beyond the Classroom programme
Enhance your CV
Gain practical work experience


Useful experience and attributes
Interest in sport and physical activity
Organised and reliable
Strong interpersonal skills
Good communication skills
Able to work within specified deadlines.


Want to apply?
Please email your completed Student Staff Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form to You can also include your examples of writing, photos or films if you have them.


Before you submit your application we recommend you check out our different communications channels via and Facebook (Pages are set to be updated)


If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with the Active LifeStyle Project Manager, Luke Staples-Preston at to arrange a chat.


Closing date: Thursday 20th July
Interview date: Tuesday 25th July
Start date: w/c Monday 19th September (Welcome Fair 21st and 22nd )

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


In this role you’d spend most of your time writing content for our Tumblr blog - which could be on just about any assigned subject! The task could be to attend an event and write it up as a blog, to interview somebody or could involve researching a specific area to provide students with handy info.


You may also get to work with our Elected Officers on creating written content to promote their campaigns and activism - delivering change where it matters!


To be an ideal candidate for this fun position you need to have a passion for writing, good knowledge of the English language/grammar, Tumblr know-how and be able to write quickly in a friendly, accessible manner.


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 student community for 2016-17.


Please apply using the Student Staff Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form provided at the top of this page and email it to


If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with the Communications Manager, Cat Uren at to arrange a chat.


Closing date: Tuesday 25th July
Interview date: Friday 28th July

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
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LSESU is looking for a creative and enthusiastic student with exceptional video creation and editing skills to join our Communications team on a part-time basis.


The role will focus on coming up with concepts, creating, editing and compiling footage into a finished product for use on our social media channels and website.


Throughout the academic year you’ll get to attend events, interview people and help our Elected Officers raise the profile of their activism and campaigns to drive real change.


If you love creating your own videos, trying new ideas, meeting new people and know your way around a camera and relevant editing software, this may just be your dream job!


If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with the Communications Manager, Cat Uren at to arrange a chat.


Closing date: Monday 24th July
Interview date: Thursday 27th July

Salary: £20,797 pro rata (23.5 hours)
Fixed Term Contract until: July 2018
25 days holiday + union closure days + public holidays (pro rata) Click here for a full job description


The LSE Students’ Union is currently seeking to recruit a part-time Helpdesk Assistant for a fixed term period until the end of July 2018. There is a high likelihood that the position will be extended to full-time this coming September. As an employer, we are open to flexible working arrangements for interested candidates.


The role will be based on a pro rata basis spread across three days; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9 – 5pm.


As the Helpdesk Assistant, you will be the first point of contact for the Students’ Union reception and provide information and signposting to both students and visitors.


You would also provide administrative and operational support as directed by the Central Services Manager which would include email and diary management, recruitment administration, health and safety checks and organisational wide communications, project and events. You would also be required to coordinate the advice team walk-in clinic.


At LSESU we are committed to learning and development and as such will support the successful candidate to develop within the role.


Application forms are available at the top of this page. They can also be acquired by contacting


Applications will only be considered on an official application form as we do not accept CV’s.


If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with Josephine Sesay Central Services Manager, on or Jess Forsyth Head of Operations, on to arrange a chat.


Closing date: 10am, Monday 14th August
Interview date: Friday 18th August



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.