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Who We Are

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 to make change, improve lives, and fulfil potential; we help make this happen. Arts Students’ Union and LSE Students’ Union work in partnership, sharing members of staff, knowledge, and best practice. With more than 30,000 members across 7 higher education institutions and bold new strategies, we’re two of the most unique and exciting SUs in the country.

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

In return for your passion and experience we offer:

  • 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 & UAL 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.

We are trialling a new online Application Form for the following jobs:

Interim CEO

Interim Director of Membership

Please ensure that you apply via the correct method. We will unfortunately be unable to consider applications which have been submitted via the incorrect method.

Application forms are formatted to ensure the equality monitoring data is removed before applications are reviewed by the shortlisting panel. This process allows us to ensure that the shortlisting is completed in a fair and consistent manner, and that all applicants are provided with the same opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.

Application Form (pdf) / Application form (word)

Equal Opportunities Form

Full-Time, Part-Time and Fixed-Term Roles

Interim Chief Executive (ARTS SU & LSE SU)

Salary:  £65,000 - £70,000 per annum

Working Hours: 37

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract (14 Months)

Interim CEO Recruitment Pack

Are you looking for somewhere a bit different? Could you help people make change for themselves? Make the most of their student experience? Make the change they want to see in the world? Come and join us! We are two of 550 students’ unions across the country – part business, part charity – and a seriously fun place to be. Professionally run, but different, we are the exact opposite of corporate. We’re progressive, creative people making a difference in unconventional workplaces. We are looking for talented people lead our organisations and join our Director Team for 14 months while our Chief Executive and Director of Membership are on maternity leave.

The Role

The Interim Chief Executive will be responsible for developing and delivering the organisations strategic direction, as well as responsibility for our financial performance, legal compliance and reputation. The Chief Executive will lead a talented team of over 80 staff across a range of diverse departments, including Policy and Advice, Student Activities and Opportunities, Communications and Student Engagement, Commercial and Trading, Finance and Operations. The Chief Executive is also responsible for supporting the development of two trustee boards, which are Chaired by two of our elected student officers.

About You

We are seeking dynamic, inspirational and collaborative people to support our two organisations in our on-going journey to becoming the best students’ unions possible for students at LSE and UAL. You may already be in a senior management role within a students’ union, but we are also interested in candidates from different voluntary and third sectors who bring transferable skills and are motivated to lead a team that has the potential to make a significant impact in students’ lives.

The Chief Executive and Director of Membership work together closely with the Chief Operating Officer, as part of the Directorate Team. We are happy to accept applications from already established partnerships who would like to apply for the two roles as a team.

If, on reading the job description and person specification you believe you would be suitable for either role, we are also happy to accept applications from one individual for the two different roles.

We are committed to learning and development and work/life balance and would consider flexible working patterns for the right candidate(s).

To apply for this role please complete the online application form, which can be found underneath and submit by 28th August 2018 at 10am.

Closing date:  28th August   2018 at 10am.

Late Applications will not be considered

Interview date:  Between 6th & 14th September 2018

Apply for this role

 

Interim Director of Membership (ARTS SU & LSE SU)

Salary:  £50,000 - £53,000 per annum

Working Hours: 37

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract (14 Months)

Interim DoM Recruitment Pack

Are you looking for somewhere a bit different? Could you help people make change for themselves? Make the most of their student experience? Make the change they want to see in the world? Come and join us! We are two of 550 students’ unions across the country – part business, part charity – and a seriously fun place to be. Professionally run, but different, we are the exact opposite of corporate. We’re progressive, creative people making a difference in unconventional workplaces. We are looking for talented people lead our organisations and join our Director Team for 14 months while our Chief Executive and Director of Membership are on maternity leave.

The Role

The Interim Director of Membership will be responsible for developing and delivering high-quality, high-impact services and support to our members. The Director of Membership will lead a talented team of over 40 staff who make up three of the Union’s key departments, including Policy and Advice, Student Activities and Opportunities, and Communications and Student Engagement.

About You

We are seeking dynamic, inspirational and collaborative people to support our two organisations in our on-going journey to becoming the best students’ unions possible for students at LSE and UAL. You may already be in a senior management role within a students’ union, but we are also interested in candidates from different voluntary and third sectors who bring transferable skills and are motivated to lead a team that has the potential to make a significant impact in students’ lives.

The Chief Executive and Director of Membership work together closely with the Chief Operating Officer, as part of the Directorate Team. We are happy to accept applications from already established partnerships who would like to apply for the two roles as a team.

If, on reading the job description and person specification you believe you would be suitable for either role, we are also happy to accept applications from one individual for the two different roles.

We are committed to learning and development and work/life balance and would consider flexible working patterns for the right candidate(s).

To apply for this role please complete the online application form, which can be found underneath and submit by 28th August 2018 at 10am.

Closing date:  28th August   2018 at 10am.

Late Applications will not be considered

Interview date:  Between 6th & 14th September 2018

Apply for this role

 

Central Services Assistant

Job Description

Person Specification

Responsible to: Central Services Manager

Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Holborn, Central London

Salary: £21,232.22

Contract: Fixed term (until 31/07/2019), full time

Job purpose:

  1. Provide a high quality service at the Students’ Union Helpdesk to customers including SU colleagues, students, university colleagues and external organisations
  2. Provide administrative and operational support for the Operations Department and the wider organisation
  3. Support the maintenance and health and safety of the Students’ Union office and general spaces

Key responsibilities:

Provide a high level of service at the Students’ Union Helpdesk to customers including SU colleagues, students, university colleagues and external organisations 

  • Find creative solutions to customer enquiries, operating as a ‘done in one’ service as far as practicably possible:
    • Signposting and assisting face to face enquiries, telephone calls, voice mails and emails as appropriate in an agreed time
    • Be a welcoming and professional front-of-house SU representative responding to walk-in customers queries in a timely and appropriate manner
  • SU meeting room coordination: administer bookings; maintain an accurate digital calendar; prepare meeting room in advance of bookings
  • Maintain a presentable and professional Helpdesk desk and waiting area
  • Distribute post and deliveries
  • Track customer interactions to generate customer insight and subsequent service improvement 

Provide administrative and operational support for the Operations Department and the wider organisation

  • Support activation of media sales working closely with any media partners and Communications team using various systems to agreed deadlines
  • Coordinate the allocation, logistics and relationship management of external stalls at the Freshers' Fair
  • Process and administer NUS Extra (or similar product) card sales in SU spaces
  • Support the SU advisory service by greeting students in a sensitive and confidential manner and processing paperwork using AdvicePro system
  • Responsible for the timely, accurate and efficient procurement of office equipment and stationery
  • Administer internal communications: staff newsletters, organisational updates, organisational email lists, organisational information documents
  • Support the SU recruitment administration at all stages: advertisement, interview, on-boarding
  • Liaise with Facilities and IT teams: processing of staff ID cards and key resources; maintenance tasks; closure periods.
  • Minute organisational meetings as requested

Support the maintenance and health and safety of the Students’ Union office and spaces

  • Daily, weekly and termly Health and Safety checks, reports and action
  • Administer the near miss and incident reporting process
  • Liaise with the Facilities team: visitors; maintenance; post room
  • Liaise with the IT team: office PC renewal and maintenance
  • Monitor First Aid boxes and usage
  • Ensure that the staff kitchen is kept tidy and clean and use reporting system
  • Ensure that the office space is clear of hazards

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

Although we welcome applications from anyone who feels they have the skills to apply we are restricted by UK Home Office criteria and we do not hold a sponsorship license

If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with Josephine Sesay Okai on j.sesay@su.arts.ac.uk to arrange a chat.

Closing date:  

Interview date:  20.08.18

To apply for this role please complete both the application form and an equal opportunities monitoring form, which can be downloaded from the top of this page, and submit to jobs@su.arts.ac.uk by 12th August 2018.

 

Café Assistant Manager

Salary: £22,216.00

Location: Central London but post holder may be required to work flexibly across other university or Students’ Union sites

Contract type: Fixed Term until 31/07/19

Job Description - Café Assistant Manager

About the job     

We are looking for someone with an engaging personality to supervise the day-to-day performance and development of Café, Hospitality and Retail operations to increase usage and profitability. To ensure results are delivered through exceptional customer service to the Union’s diverse membership and other users, and to supervise café/hospitality  team

Who are we looking for?

Someone with café/catering/hospitality experience, looking for an opportunity to progress to the next level. Ideally with experience being an assistant manager, supervisor or team leader. Great eye for detail and excellent customer service. Barista experience is required as you will be the responsible for training your team.

Want to apply?

To apply please send us your completed Application form and Equal Opportunities and Contact Form to jobs@su.arts.ac.uk  

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role please contact: Marcelo Warmling – Commercial Operations Manager – m.warmling@su.arts.ac.uk

Closing date: 17/08/2018

Interview dates: 24/08/2018

To apply for this role please complete both the application form and an equal opportunities monitoring form, which can be downloaded from the top of this page, and submit to jobs@su.arts.ac.uk by 17th August 2018.

 

Arts Active Coordinator

Salary: £25,628.08

Location: Central London but post holder may be required to work flexibly across other university or Students’ Union sites

Contract type: permanent

Job Description - Arts Active Coordinator

Do you love getting people involved in sports and recreational activities? Do you enjoy developing young people and students? Sparking new initiatives and events? Are you great at building relationships? Then there is an exciting role for you at University of the Arts London Students’ Union.

We are recruiting for an Arts Active Coordinator to engage students in a recreational activities programme and opportunities for personal and professional development at University of the Arts London. You will act as the first point of contact for programme coaches and will drive improvement of activities and events including fixtures, facilities, finance, training, and administrative processes. You will also work closely with the Creative Development Coordinator for student Sports Clubs in ensuring a streamlined delivery of sport across both sports clubs and recreational activities.

The successful candidate will be committed to using their skills and knowledge to deliver a programme of recreational activity and will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as personal experience of higher education. Ideally you will have experience of sports and recreational activity administration within a Higher Education setting, of providing excellent customer care and of working with and training student staff and volunteers. You are passionate about getting people active and engaged, have ability to build relationships quickly, a reputation for being reliable and trustworthy and you can work well on your own and as part of a team.

If you are a people person who enjoys working in a busy and diverse environment, then this is the job for you!

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

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to build on their experience in a creative and dynamic environment which strives to enhance the student experience, raise the reputation of our students and graduates and be an integral part of the Arts Students’ Union team,

Want to apply?

To apply for this role please complete both the application form and an equal opportunities monitoring form, which can be downloaded from the top of this page, and submit to jobs@su.arts.ac.uk by midnight 3rd September 2018.

Closing date: Midnight 3rd September 2018

Interview dates: 12th September 2018

Applications will only be considered on an official application form.

If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with
Claire Flannery, Creative Development Manager: c.flannery@su.arts.ac.uk  

 

Student Staff Roles

Student Staff Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Fresher’s Representatives 

Join the Arts SU team to help us deliver a range of fun and exciting activities for new students from early September until early October.

This is a fun job working in a close knit team with a variety of different people including artists, big venues and students from all walks of life.

Hourly rate: £10.20 plus holiday pay

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

The closing date for applications is 24th August, 10am

Interviews: Tuesday, 28th August

Training Day: Wednesday August 29th

Recent Graduates are eligible to apply

Full time shifts are available 

For further details and requirements please review the Fresher’s Representatives JD

 

Graphic Design Assistant

Are you interested in marketing and communications?  Do you have excellent design skills? Want to earn some money while you study? Then this role could be for you.

We're looking for a student staff to support the Arts SU and LSESU Communications Team to help deliver and coordinate design work promoting Arts SU and LSESU, its services, and activities in print and online.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Experience of working within branding guidelines (desirable)
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A curious, can-do approach

You will be able to:

  • Effectively manage your time
  • Work independently and feedback results

Hourly rate: £10.20 per hour plus holiday pay

Start Date: Wednesday 12th September

For further details and requirements please review the Graphic Design Assistant JD

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

The closing datefor applications is Wednesday 29th August (midnight)

Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 6th September and Friday 7th September (we accept Skype interviews)

If you have any questions about the role please don’t hesitate to contact Aylin Kilic a.kilic@su.arts.ac.uk

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

 

Arts Active Student Staff – x2 positions

Are you interested in helping UAL students be more physically active?  Do you have good organisational and administrative skills? Want to earn some money while you study? Then this role could be for you.

We’re looking for student staff to work alongside our Arts Active Coordinator to deliver the non-competitive recreational programme Arts Active.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An interest in non-competitive sport and recreational activities
  • Experience in using social media
  • Experience using a camera
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A curious, can-do approach

You will be able to:

  • Travel across London to attend off-campus events
  • Be available in the evenings
  • Effectively manage your time
  • Work independently and feedback results

Hourly rate: £10.20 per hour plus holiday pay

Start Date: w/c Monday 17th September

For further details and requirements please review the Arts Active Staff JD

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

The closing datefor applications is Sunday 2nd September (midnight)

Interviews are expected to take place w/c Monday 10th September

If you have any questions about the role please don’t hesitate to contact Kojo Sedefia k.sedefia@su.arts.ac.uk

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

 

BUCS (British University & College Sport) Administrator Student Staff  x1 position

Do you have an interest in competitive sport at UAL? Do you have good organisational and administrative skills? Want to earn some money while you study? Then this role could be for you.

We’re looking for a student staff member to work alongside our Activities Development Coordinator on the administration and organisation of the Arts SU Sports Club programme via BUCS and LUSL. You will be interacting with Arts SU Sports Club committees and also with external universities and partners.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An interest in competitive sport
  • Experience of data entry
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A curious, can-do approach

You will be able to:

  • Effectively manage your time
  • Work independently and feedback results

Hourly rate: £10.20 per hour plus holiday pay

Start Date: w/c Monday 17th September

For further details and requirements please review the BUCS student staff JD

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

The closing date for applications is Sunday 2nd September (midnight)

Interviews are expected to take place w/c Monday 10th September

If you have any questions about the role please don’t hesitate to contact Vinesh Kurup v.kurup@su.arts.ac.uk

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

 

Creative Student Staff – x3 positions

Do you love what you study and the arts in general? Do you want to gain experience of working at creative events while you study? Then this role could be for you.

We’re looking for student staff members to support the Arts SU Creative Team in the delivery of a programme of events, exhibitions and professional development opportunities.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An interest in creative events
  • Experience of data entry
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A curious, can-do approach

 You will be able to:

  • Travel across London to attend off-campus events
  • Be available in the evenings and at weekends
  • Effectively manage your time
  • Work independently and feedback results

Hourly rate: £10.20 per hour plus holiday pay

Start Date: w/c Monday 17th September

For further details and requirements please review the Creative Student Staff JD

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

The closing date for applications is Sunday 2nd September (midnight)

Interviews are expected to take place w/c Monday 10th September

If you have any questions about the role please don’t hesitate to contact Gavin Ramsey g.ramsey@su.arts.ac.uk

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