Work for us

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

For vacancies at University of the Arts London, visit here!: UAL Internal Jobs


Permanent and Fixed-Term Roles

Student Adviser


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

Head of Finance

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 11th July
Interviews provisionally scheduled:
First Interview: Wednesday 19th July
Second Interview: Thursday 27th July

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


Part-Time Student Staff Roles

There are currently no Part-Time Student Staff Roles available. Please check back soon!


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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