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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

Post:Bar and Nightclub Assistant Manager

 

Accountable to: Head of Commercial
Salary: circa £25,000 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week annualised
Location: Central London but post holder may be required to work flexibly across other university or Students’ Union sites.

Job Description Bar and Venue Assistant Manager - Click here for a full job description

 

About the job

We are looking for an experienced bar and venue supervisor to assist the manger in the day-to-day performance and growth of our bar, night club venue and entertainment operations. This includes one of London’s most popular student club nights. You will be developing your own knowledge and skills and those of your team ensuring results are delivered through exceptional customer service to our diverse membership and other users.

 

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 Commercial, Andy Summers at a.summers@lse.ac.uk to arrange a chat.

 

 

Want to apply?
To apply, please send us your Application Form and completed Equal Opportunities and Contact Form to su.jobs@lse.ac.uk

 

Closing date: 1 October 2017

Interview date: TBC

Application forms are available from the top of this page or they can be acquired by contacting jobs@su.arts.ac.uk

 

Post:Retail Supervisor

 

Accountable to: Head of Commercial
Salary: circa £25,000 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week annualised
Location: Central London but post holder may be required to work flexibly across other university or Students’ Union sites.

Job Description Retail Supervisor - Click here for a full job description

 

About the job

We are looking for an experienced Retail Supervisor to assist the manager in the day-to-day performance and growth of our retail operations including our physical campus and online stores. You will be developing your own knowledge and skills and those of the retail team ensuring results are delivered through exceptional customer service to our diverse membership and other users.

 

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 Commercial, Andy Summers at a.summers@lse.ac.uk to arrange a chat.

 

 

Want to apply?
To apply, please send us your Application Form and completed Equal Opportunities and Contact Form to su.jobs@lse.ac.uk

 

Closing date: 10am, 17 September
Interview date: 26th September  

Application forms are available from the top of this page or they can be acquired by contacting jobs@su.arts.ac.uk

 

Post: Communications Manager

 

Accountable to: Head of Communications and Engagement
Salary: circa £30,450 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Holborn, London.

Click here for a full job description

 

About the job

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

The Communications Manager is responsible for developing, implementing and communicating a strategy that champions our services and empowers students at two very different universities, LSE and UAL. The role will reward a skilled communicator who values variety, drives innovation, and is energised by the challenge of trying to engage students. The job will suit someone who is a decisive, organised, skilled at teamwork, and passionate about community-building.

In this role you will line manage a team of four full-time communications staff across two sites and support them in communicating the voice of students. You will work closely with Heads of Department and managers across Arts Students’ Union and LSE Students’ Union, chairing meetings and creating comms plans to promote cross-team projects and student-led campaigns that create change and build community.

Your team will create publications, design artwork, produce video, webpages 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 Communications and Engagement, Alex Fulton at a.fulton@lse.ac.uk to arrange a chat.

 

 

Want to apply?
To apply, please send us your Application Form and completed Equal Opportunities and Contact Form to su.jobs@lse.ac.uk

 

Closing date: 10am Friday, 29th September

Interview date: Thursday, 5th October  

Application forms are available from the top of this page or they can be acquired by contacting jobs@su.arts.ac.uk

 

Part-time and student staff roles

 

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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.