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Who we are 

Part business, part charity, part membership body – students’ unions are 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.

Founded in 1897, LSE Students' Union is one of the oldest Students' Unions in the UK. and is the representative and campaigning body for students at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).  Like other Students' Unions, it also funds and facilitates student activities of campus, including societies, sports clubs through the Athletics Union (AU), the Media Group and Raising and Giving (RAG) charitable fundraising initiatives. 

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

For non-student staff, we offer in return for your passion and experience:

  • 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 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

Equal Opportunities form and Contact Form 

  • Representation Coordinator - Student Funds

    Salary: £25,491.00

    Application Deadline:Tue 17 Sep 2019

    Details:The Representation Team supports ambitious students to change the LSE experience for the better, whether that’s through a community building event or a campaign. The Student Funds Coordinator specialises in facilitating student-led initiatives by allocating funding to groups and individuals, as well as providing operational support. The role is pivotal to empowering our members, particularly our underrepresented groups, such as international students and postgraduates.

    Contract:Permanent

    Hours:37 per Week

    Job Type:Career

    Location:Central London

  • Front of House Coordinator

    Salary: £25,491.00

    Application Deadline:Mon 23 Sep 2019 12:00

    Details:Are you passionate about providing the best customer service? Do you enjoy building relationships, working collaboratively and developing an exciting culture in the workplace? We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who understands the importance of a strong Front of House team that supports and enables our students to get the most out of the Students' Union (from events to support). You will be comfortable handling both online (digital) and offline (face to face) queries.

    Contract:Permanent

    Hours:37 per Week

    Job Type:Career

    Location:Central London

  • Bar and Venue Manager

    Salary: £30,358.00

    Application Deadline:Mon 30 Sep 2019

    Details:The Bar and Venue Manager will be responsible for developing the performance and day-to-day business of the bar whilst also managing challenging budgets. Taking this into consideration, the successful candidate will be responsible for growing and maintaining the bar’s identity as a vibrant hub for LSE’s student community. The Bar and Venue Manager is responsible for the duty managing of a variety of events, anywhere from large scale club nights to small scale pop-ups.

    Contract:Permanent

    Hours:37 per Week

    Job Type:Career

    Location:Central London, Holborn

  • Front of House Assistants (x2)

    Salary: £11.82

    Application Deadline:Tue 01 Oct 2019 12:00

    Details:We're currently looking for Front of House Assistants to provide excellent customer service on our reception desk. You will be comfortable dealing with fellow students on a day-to-day basis, as well as supporting enquiries from LSE and SU staff / external organisations (online and offline). You will be proactive in supporting the organisation in it's smooth running, maintaining equipment and the office space to high standards.

    Contract:Zero-Hour

    Hours:Up to 10 per week

    Job Type:Student Role

    Location:Holborn

 

Student Staff roles

  • Representation Coordinator - Student Funds

    Salary: £25,491.00

    Application Deadline:Tue 17 Sep 2019

    Details:The Representation Team supports ambitious students to change the LSE experience for the better, whether that’s through a community building event or a campaign. The Student Funds Coordinator specialises in facilitating student-led initiatives by allocating funding to groups and individuals, as well as providing operational support. The role is pivotal to empowering our members, particularly our underrepresented groups, such as international students and postgraduates.

    Contract:Permanent

    Hours:37 per Week

    Job Type:Career

    Location:Central London

  • Front of House Coordinator

    Salary: £25,491.00

    Application Deadline:Mon 23 Sep 2019 12:00

    Details:Are you passionate about providing the best customer service? Do you enjoy building relationships, working collaboratively and developing an exciting culture in the workplace? We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who understands the importance of a strong Front of House team that supports and enables our students to get the most out of the Students' Union (from events to support). You will be comfortable handling both online (digital) and offline (face to face) queries.

    Contract:Permanent

    Hours:37 per Week

    Job Type:Career

    Location:Central London

  • Bar and Venue Manager

    Salary: £30,358.00

    Application Deadline:Mon 30 Sep 2019

    Details:The Bar and Venue Manager will be responsible for developing the performance and day-to-day business of the bar whilst also managing challenging budgets. Taking this into consideration, the successful candidate will be responsible for growing and maintaining the bar’s identity as a vibrant hub for LSE’s student community. The Bar and Venue Manager is responsible for the duty managing of a variety of events, anywhere from large scale club nights to small scale pop-ups.

    Contract:Permanent

    Hours:37 per Week

    Job Type:Career

    Location:Central London, Holborn

  • Front of House Assistants (x2)

    Salary: £11.82

    Application Deadline:Tue 01 Oct 2019 12:00

    Details:We're currently looking for Front of House Assistants to provide excellent customer service on our reception desk. You will be comfortable dealing with fellow students on a day-to-day basis, as well as supporting enquiries from LSE and SU staff / external organisations (online and offline). You will be proactive in supporting the organisation in it's smooth running, maintaining equipment and the office space to high standards.

    Contract:Zero-Hour

    Hours:Up to 10 per week

    Job Type:Student Role

    Location:Holborn

Gym Assistants

We are currently looking for enthusiastic students to join our student staff team in the LSESU Gym. The LSESU Gym provides a high quality fitness environment for LSE students, staff & alumni featuring a wide range of equipment for both cardiovascular and resistance workouts, including a free weights area with Olympic standard strength performance equipment.

Are you a confident, approachable person who enjoys providing a high level of customer service? Do you have a passion for sport or physical activity? Want to earn some money while you study? If so, read on…

What will you be doing?

You will support with the day to day operations of the LSESU Gym, ensuring that the facility is open and available for members to use 7 days a week, with a high quality customer experience provided at all times.

You will be situated in the gym and will be a first point of contact for both current gym members and potential members alike, helping to answer queries, selling memberships/products and ensuring that a positive environment is maintained within the facility.

Time commitment

You will be employed on a zero hour contract to ensure flexible working hours during term time. The LSESU Gym is open 7 days a week, including early mornings and evenings, so there are plenty of opportunities to fit work around your studies.

Benefits

£10.55 per hour (£11.82 inclusive of holiday pay)

Enhance your CV

Gain practical work experience in a physical activity environment

Useful experience and attributes

  • Good communication skills with the confidence to actively engage with members
  • A passion for encouraging people to be physically active
  • Good organisation and administrative skills
  • Experience of using a till for cash and card transactions

Want to apply?

To apply, please email a copy of your CV and completed Equal Opportunities Form to r.mchugh@lse.ac.uk, along with a brief statement (max 250 words) about why you feel that you would be suitable for the Gym Assistant role.

If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with the Sport & Recreation Manager, Richard McHugh (r.mchugh@lse.ac.uk), for more information or to arrange a chat.

Closing date: 29th September

Interview date: w/c 30th September & w/c 7th October

Start date: October 2019

 

Clubs and Societies Assistant

We are currently looking for enthusiastic students to join our student staff team in the LSESU Societies and Sports & Recreation Departments. LSE Students’ Union has the largest offering of student activities (clubs, societies and the media group) in London and one of the largest in the country that shapes and impacts on everyone’s experience of LSE.

Do you have good organisational and administrative skills? 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 LSESU Societies Department and Sports & Recreation Department in the administration and organisation of student activities (clubs, societies, RAG and the media group) at LSE. You will also be the first point of contact for club, society, RAG and media group committees and their members when they come into the office.

Time commitment

You will be employed on a zero hour contract to ensure flexible working hours during term time. However, we anticipate you will be given up to 8 hours of work a week during term time.

Benefits

£11.82 per hour (London Living Wage, includes holiday allowance)

Enhance your CV

  • Gain practical work experience
  • Useful experience and attributes
  • Interest or involvement in student activities
  • Good organisation and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of Microsoft Office applications

Want to apply?

Please email your CV to su.jobs@lse.ac.uk.

Before you submit your application, we recommend you check out the different activities on offer on the website.

If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with the Societies Manager, Connar Walford (c.walford@lse.ac.uk), for more information or to arrange a chat.

Closing date: 29th September

Interview date: w/c 30th September and 7th October

Start date: ASAP

 

Representation Assistant

Accountable to: Representation Coordinator

Team: Representation Team

Pay: £11.82 per hour plus holiday pay

Hours: 4-6 hours per week during term-time, flexible around your timetable

Location: Various locations with a base on 3rd floor of Saw Swee Hock Building

LSESU is looking for a highly organised student who is enthusiastic and passionate about the student experience to join our Representation Team on a part-time basis. We’re searching for an individual who is outgoing and approachable, and can engage other students with Representation Team activities, such as Officer Elections. The successful candidate will also support Representation Team projects, from student-led campaigns to Officer events.

This role will include supporting with a variety of tasks, including basic event management, project assistance and coordinating bookings. Time management is essential for this role as there are very busy periods within the Students’ Union.

This is the ideal opportunity for someone with the ability to work collaboratively with people and a passion for LSESU.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Friendly, helpful and engaging manner with good interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Strong time management
  • An interest in campaigns and supporting projects
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • A commitment to equality and diversity
  • Good communication skills

Responsibilities:

  • Supporting Sabbatical and Part-time Officer campaigns and projects
  • Coordinate the bookings of equipment and facilities for students
  • Administering communications for engagement events and projects
  • Administering engagement event data
  • Basic event management – setting up rooms, projectors and guest list management etc.
  • Monitoring and evaluating online systems and forms

Want to apply?

Please email your CV to su.jobs@lse.ac.uk.

Before you submit your application, we recommend you check out the different activities on offer on our website

If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with the Representation Manager Freya Govus (f.govus@lse.ac.uk), for more information or to arrange a chat.

This position is paid the London Living Wage of £11.82 per hour. You will work an average of 4 hours per week during term time, with a mixture of work in the daytime and evenings. Work in the evenings is a crucial element of the role. The hours will be flexible to work around your timetable.

If you are successful you will be guaranteed shifts during term time, but the zero hour contract is being used to ensure flexible working time for students.

LSESU is committed to fully representing LSE’s diverse student community, and we welcome applicants from all nationalities, genders, and levels of study.

 

Student Volunteering Opportunities

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