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 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.

Application Form (pdf) / Application form (word)

Equal Opportunities Form

Full time, Part time & Fixed term roles

Human Resources and Organisational Development Manager (Shared)

Salary: £30,000

Location: Central London, mainly Holborn but flexibility to any UAL or LSE site.

Working hours: 37 hours per week

Contract type: 10 months Fixed term (Maternity Cover) with possibility of extension to 12 months. 

Ideal start date of 12th November.

Job description - HR & OD Manager 


Who are we looking for?

You will maximise impact by applying your breadth and depth of HR and OD, service design and delivery knowledge, seeing projects through from planning to delivery to evaluation.

You will utilise your research and communication skills to tailor detailed reports for different audiences and successfully influence your colleagues and those in senior positions to be exceptional staff leaders.

You will possess the ability to work flexibly and professionally, responding to changing priorities in a pressurised and varied work setting.

You will role model excellent people and time management skills, the ability to constructively challenge and motivate yourself and those around you.

You are committed to working in a democratic environment with a high value placed on equal opportunity and inclusivity.

You will exercise the utmost discretion and confidentiality in all that you do.


About the job

The Operations Department have ambitious plans to further develop our SUs into progressive, sector-leading places to work. We know that empowered, challenged and balanced staff are crucial for realising our wider organisational 5-year Strategic Plans which include key streams of People and of Workplace Wellbeing.

Beyond the daily implementation of HR Operations lifecycle procedures from recruitment to exit and everything in between - the HR&OD Manager will support the Senior Leadership Team in creating a professional and progressive culture. To develop the Organisation, you will be central to supporting our management team and developing their HR abilities and confidence. By applying your best practice HR knowledge you will develop the training, appraisal and performance management frameworks, anticipating and responding to the needs of the diversity in SU teams. 

To compliment the HR and OD impact of your work, you will (in conjunction with the Head of Operations), manage and improve elements of central operations such as Performance & Reporting and Customer Services to ensure that the SU's are customer focused, efficient, and safe places to work. The post manages external contracts and associated budgets including Specialist HR, Payroll provision, HR systems and supports compliance contracts and procedures with the support of 2.5FTE Administrators. Your team will empower colleagues to use best practice throughout their daily work: from procurement to health and safety, via a culture of continuous improvement.


Want to apply?

To apply please complete our online application which can be found on our website:

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role please contact: Jess Forsyth, Head of Operations, on to arrange a phone call.


Job application timeline

Closing date: 15th October, 10am

Interview dates: week commencing 29th October

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HR Assistant (Part Time)

Location: LSESU, Saw Swee Hock Student Center, Holborn, London, WC2A 2AP

Salary: £22,500 pro rata

Location: Central London, mainly Holborn but flexibility to any UAL or LSE site

Working hours: 18.5 per week

Contract type: Fixed term, up to 12 months

Job description - HR Assistant


About the job 


The HR Assistant forms a pivotal role within our dedicated Operations Department, helping to put staff and students at the heart of the organisation, supporting personal and professional development and fostering a collaborative approach to smart and efficient HR systems and processes.

You will provide support for the day-to-day operational and administrative activities with focus upon recruitment, induction and performance management processes whilst ensuring that systems and files are accurate and maintained to a high standard.  You will monitor and coordinate training needs and support managers at different levels in a variety of areas of HR. By keeping up to date with current and best HR practice you will role model high standards through your work and influence the wider team. In addition, you will have an important role to play in supporting projects to help develop the breadth of services we provide for the two organisations. 


Who are we looking for?

Whatever your background you will have an aptitude for supporting staff and as a committed employer of student staff, be well-suited to a dynamic and fast-changing environment that is fun, full of energy, enthusiasm and ideas.  This is a great opportunity for somebody with drive and pace to embed excellent service delivery and a quality employee experience.

You will be able to work accurately and pay close attention to detail, be able to communicate clearly with diplomacy and tact.  You will also have the ability to plan and manage your own workload and work collaboratively as part of a small team.  You will have excellent administrative skills, and be familiar with a range of IT systems. The successful candidate will display enthusiasm, initiative and have the ability to prioritise their workload to meet deadlines.

Want to apply?

To apply please complete our online application which can be found below.


Job application timeline

Closing date: 9th November 2018

Interview dates: 16th November 2018


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Student Staff Roles

Website Coordinator (Student Staff LSESU and Arts SU)

Job Description

LSESU and Arts SU is looking for a talented and proactive student to join our Communications Team on a part-time basis. We’re searching for an individual who is confident working with HTML.

Please note: Training will be provided on how to use our content management systems (MSL and Union Cloud).

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Fluent command of English
  • Strong HTML and CSS coding skills
  • Experience of working with content management systems (desirable but not essential)
  • A curious, can-do approach

You will be able to:

  • Effectively manage your time
  • Work independently and feedback results
  • Keep up to date on the latest online and digital trends

Want to apply?

To apply please complete our online application which can be found below.

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role please contact: Jasmeet Chana (Communications Manager), on

Job application timeline

Closing date: 22nd October, 12pm

Interview dates: 24th or 26th October

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