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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.

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.


Full time, Part time & Fixed term roles

Academic Representation Coordinator

Salary:  £24,969.69 per annum

Working Hours: 37

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract (12 Months) with Possibility of Extension

About the job

We are seeking a creative and organised individual to help the Academic Representation Team support the work of course reps at LSE and UAL, providing the necessary assistance to ensure their voice is heard as well as giving them opportunities to develop within their role.

Course reps form the heart of making change at any higher education institution, and are the cornerstone of the work we do as a Students’ Union. Elected by their peers, they play a key role in providing feedback to those in positions of power, running campaigns on issues they are passionate about and collaborating with members of staff in order to make change.

Who we are looking for?

The successful candidate will be working to support and champion these reps throughout their journey, from their recruitment and training to facilitating meetings and events where they can raise key issues, as well as providing support for those reps who wish to run campaigns on issues they are passionate about.

The candidate will also be responsible for many of the administrative functions within the Academic Representation team, ensuring the representation system runs as smoothly and effectively as possible.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about the change making process, and possess the necessary interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with students from a variety of subjects and backgrounds.

The successful applicant should also have strong organisational and administrative skills, in order to ensure the systems and processes needed for effective academic representation are in place.

We welcome applications from those with experience working in a higher education setting, but this is not essential, and candidates with experience from other areas will be considered.

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

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.

Want to apply?

If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with Frankie Quinn, Academic Representation Manager (

Academic Representation Coordinator Job Description

To apply for this role please complete the online application form, which can be found underneath.

Closing date:  4th March 2019 at 10am.

Interview date: Week Commencing 11th March

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Bar Manager

Salary: Circa   £30,000 per annum

Location:Central London, mainly Elephant & Castle but flexibility to any UAL site

Working Hours: 37 hours per week – hours expected to be 2.30pm -10.30pm Monday -Thursday. Fridays 4pm-midnight. Minimum weekends although flexibility required

Contract type:  Fixed term until 30th June 2019 with possible extension.

About the job


The best Bar Manager job in London….. probably! This is a great opportunity to work with creative and engaged Arts students in a dedicated student bar. You will be responsible for overall management of the bar and the space, booking and overseeing events, managing a small team, complying to licensing and delivering a fun, social and safe space for University of Arts students and their guests to enjoy. In general you won’t be required to work weekends and Monday-Thursday is usually 10.30pm finish although some later nights and events will be planned so flexibility is required.

Who we are looking for

Someone who is a self-starter, capable of working without supervision on a daily basis and someone who is looking for an opportunity to run their own outlet alongside training and managing a small team of staff .

You need to be approachable, enjoy working with people, ability to negotiate with suppliers and positively react to suggestions on drinks trends or activities in the Bar. It is essential that you can manage a budget and daily financial procedures, respectful of and able to demonstrate good knowledge of licensing requirements and Health & Safety whilst still enabling customers to enjoy themselves.

Darkroom Bar Manager Job Description & Person Specification

Want to apply?

To apply for this role submit your CV to on the Indeed Website

Closing date:  18th February 2019 at 10am.

Interview date: Friday 22nd February 2019

Starting date: As soon as possible

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Student Staff Roles


Student Programme Curators

Salary £10.55 Per Hour (London Living Wage)

About the job


Arts Unlocked began in Summer 2018, and was delivered in September 2018. The aim of Arts Unlocked was to introduce new UAL students to the local artist / maker communities in London, and provide opportunities for students to make friends, connections and foster future collaborations. Arts Unlocked is being developed to be more student led, and will be made up of three strands, which focus on a particular area. We have the opportunity for 3 current UAL students to become Student Programme Curators and each lead on one of the following programmes; Arts, Liberation, and Lifestyle & Wellbeing.

All Student Programme Curators will be given a budget for events, and the opportunity to develop professional skills through a series of workshops and development sessions. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in gaining professional experience in creative event planning and programming.

See the full listing of last year’s events

Main purpose of role

To programme and coordinate a minimum of 5 events for current UAL students. This includes:

  • Coming up with creative ideas for events
  • Researching and contacting artists, workshop leaders, and creative organisations
  • Booking venues, artists, speakers, workshop leaders
  • Completing Risk Assessments for events
  • Delivering the events on the day
  • Bespoke professional development sessions to support you in your future creative career
  • Build your portfolio as a programmer, curator and event manager
  • Learn budgeting skills and access to significant funds for your chosen strand of activity
  • Build you creative network making links with artists and professional organisations
  • Develop other new skills and gain understanding of creative events programming
  • Collaborate with other UAL students
  • A great reference for future employers and projects
  • Roles are paid at London Living wage (£10.55 per hour)
  • Student Curators will be paid to attend their professional development programmes and workshops, and deliver events
Want to apply?

Please complete an Application form and Equal Opportunities form, and send to by Monday 18th Feb. If you wish to discuss the roles informally, please contact Annesah Al Harbi on 0207 514 6270..

Application Form - Arts Unlocked
Equal Opportunities Form

Closing date:  Monday 18th Feb.

Interview date:  Monday 25th Feb

Applicants must be available to attend workshop and development sessions on 11th March, 12th March, 18th March, 19th March, and 25th March. Please only apply if you are available on these dates.