Work For Us


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 it 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 seen by the shortlisting panel. This process allows us to ensure that the shortlisting is done in a fair and consistent manner and all applicants are given the same opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.

Full-Time and Fixed-Term Roles

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Student Adviser (ARTS SU & LSE SU)

Salary:  £26,271.20 per annum

Working Hours: 37

Contract type: Permanent

Job Description

We are looking for a Student Adviser to join our advice team, working accross both ARTS SU and LSE SU. Both Advice Services provides free, independent academic and housing advice to assisting students with longer, ongoing cases. This ranges from responding to one of enquiries to assisting students with longer, ongoing cases. LSE SU also processes hardship applications and so part of the role involves sitting on the panel that decides when to make an award.

The role will involve providing advice to students in person, via email and over the phone. Both services can get extremely busy and so an ability to work under pressure and process new information quickly is a must. The post holder will be fully supported by the Advice Manager, as well as the rest of the team, to provide high quality advice and meet the demands of the service.

The ideal candidate will have experience of advice provision (either academic or housing). You will understand the importance of confidentiality and possess excellent communication skills. You will be empathetic, positive in the face of adversity, solution-focused and motivated by achieving great outcomes for students. You won’t be phased by the prospect of working across two different organisations and are able to prioritise effectively to ensure the service is as efficient as possible.

We welcome applicants from different professional backgrounds, including those who have not previously worked in a Students’ Union. Experience in the higher education sector is an advantage but not compulsory (and full training will be given to whoever is appointed).

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 31st May 2018.

If you wish to informally discuss the role, please get in touch with Ricardo Visinho, Advice Manager, on to arrange a chat.


Closing date:  31st May   2018

Interview date:  7th & 8th June 2018


Part-Time or Student Staff Roles

Student Staff Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Consent Trainers

We’re looking for a group of trainers to help deliver consent training sessions to students. This is part of a campaign to tackle harassment and sexual violence at UAL, which your Welfare Officer is working closely with UAL on. You will be fully trained and ongoing support will be provided.

The training sessions will take place at various times of the year however will be concentrated around the induction period of the next academic year (and so, unfortunately, this opportunity is not open to final year students). The number of hours will be flexible as we understand you will have various demands on your time however we anticipate it ranging between 10 and 20 hours during August and September.

Hourly rate: £10.20 per hour plus holiday pay

You need:

  • To have an understanding of consent culture and the importance of consent training sessions in a University setting
  • To be an engaging speaker with the ability to communicate to a variety of audiences
  • To remain professional whilst facilitating discussions on emotive topics
  • To be passionate about the aims of consent training sessions
  • To be available for training on the 11th and 12th June 2018
  • To be available to run training sessions during August (28th-31st) and September 2018

Consent Trainer JD

To apply:

Please email your completed application and equal opportunities forms to

The closing date for applications is the 25th May (midnight). There will be compulsory training on the 11th and 12th June followed by a group interview (date tbc) and so please ensure you are able to attend this before applying.

If you have any questions about the role please don’t hesitate to contact Jenni Hastings (

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


Graphic Design Assistant


We’re looking for an enthusiastic and creative Graphic Design Assistant to support the Communications Team to help deliver and coordinate design work promoting Arts SU and LSESU, its services, and activities in print and online over the Summer holidays as well as continuing to work into the new student year (18-19).

Hourly rate: £10.20 per hour plus holiday pay

Start Date: w/c Monday 2nd July

You need:

  • To be proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • To have experience in Graphic Design, or studying Graphic Design
  • To have good organisational and communication skills
  • Experience of working within branding guidelines is desirable

For further details and requirements please review the Graphic Design Assistant Job Description

To apply:

Please email your completed application and equal opportunities forms to

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 12th June (midnight) and interviews are expected to take place between Monday 18th June - Friday 22nd June.

If you have any questions about the role please don’t hesitate to contact Jasmeet Chana (