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We employ talented, passionate and hard-working people who value creativity, in both full-time and part-time roles. The Arts SU team is high-achieving and our organisation offers a range of roles across our departments, including services, creative opportunities, project coordination, admin and research, amongst others.

We actively recruit people who share our vision of being a creative union for creative students.

Application Form for Permanent and Fixed-Term Roles

Equal Opportunities Monitoring & Contact Form

Applications will only be considered if sent to jobs@su.arts.ac.uk by the indicated deadline

Permanent and Fixed-Term Roles

Advice Manager

Accountable to: Head of Policy & Advocacy
Responsible for: Student Advisers (x4) and occasional student staff
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £30,630
Location: Central London (between LSE SU and Arts SU)
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We’re looking for a self-motivated individual to lead our Advice Service. You will manage four advisers (as well as student staff on occasion) and will be responsible for ensuring the day to day running of the service, as well as its development.

You will be able to balance changing priorities and the demands of two different student bodies (as the service is split across LSE SU and Arts SU). You will be supporting the team to deal with a variety of cases across two very different Universities and will be on hand to deal with any urgent situations.

We’re looking for someone who has a genuine passion for making the lives of individual students better whilst also being able to contribute to wider change through the work of the elected officers and the rest of the Policy and Advocacy team.

You will enjoy building relationships with key stakeholders and will have innovative ideas for both developing and promoting the service to students. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to maintain a sense of professionalism, even when faced with challenging situations.

This is the perfect opportunity for someone who wants to develop their leadership skills whilst establishing themselves within the advice sector. You will be part of an organisation that is committed to staff development and will be working alongside a highly motivated team.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 30th May
Interview dates: Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th June

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Part-Time Student Staff Roles

Advice Assistant

Accountable to: Advice Manager
Hours: Average of eight hours per week between during June and July. Hours will be flexible however we would expect the post holder to be available for a minimum of two days per week during June and July (between Monday-Friday), as well as for training and induction towards the end of May.
Salary: London living wage (£9.40 per hour)
Location: Students’ Union, 272 High Holborn
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We’re looking for a compassionate student to join the Advice Team during one of its busiest times (May-July).

You will be speaking to students directly, many of whom will be very anxious or frustrated about their course or their marks. We receive a large number of enquiries around this time from students who want to appeal or complain and so you’ll need to act quickly to ensure they receive the help they need.

You will also help the team ensure case records are up to date and that students are receiving timely responses.

This is a great opportunity to gain paid work experience in a busy service whilst also helping fellow students. You will be required to work an average of two days per week (3-4 hours per day), however this may vary.

Please note the role does not involve providing advice.

You need:
> The ability to empathise and approach situations in a sensitive manner
> An understanding of confidentiality
> Excellent written and verbal communication skills
> Experience of using Microsoft Outlook
> Experience in an administrative or office role (not essential but desirable)

To apply:

Please email your completed application and equal opportunities forms to jobs@su.arts.ac.uk

If you have any questions about the role please don’t hesitate to contact Jenni Hastings at j.hastings@arts.ac.uk

The Union is committed to equal opportunity in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date: Midnight, Tuesday 23rd May
Interviews: Thursday 25th or Friday 26th May

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Joining our organisation

About us

With 20,000 students across the six colleges of the University of the Arts London, Arts SU is an intergral part the largest art and design institution in Europe. We want students - our members - to have a better experience at University because of us.

Around 90 staff work together at Arts SU to deliver extraordinary projects, activities and opportunities for our members. We employ some staff that 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're 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. The Student Executive make decisions about our political direction, with over 3000 students voting for the four Sabbatical Officers and four Vice Presidents.

Our strategic plan evolves every year, but we focus our energies on five themes to ensure our staff are able to deliver the very most for students.

We're unique in the UK because we share a management structure with LSE Students' Union. Funds can only be spent in the Union where they were raised, but some roles are shared which means we're able to achieve even more for students. Most staff will only work at one Union or the other, but some divide their time between our two offices.

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 some 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 there’s the opportunity to you’ll be able to access LSE and UAL-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 helping our staff develop outside of work too.

Our values and culture

We’re an arts union for arts students. This means challenging the status quo, being unconventional and as creative as we can be in every way.

We’re an organisation that values a staff team that has a strong sense of community and purpose. It’s important we can help you 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 everyday.

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.

Although not initially obvious we share a staffing structure with LSE Students’ Union. This 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 similar size organisations.

Here are just some of the benefits of working here...

  • 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 things from 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!

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