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Lay Trustees x2 LSE Students’ Union (LSESU)

We are excited to welcome new Trustees onto our board to gain different experiences, perspectives and ideas from other sectors to our own.

  • Location: London, UK. Approximately 10-12 engagements per year (Hybrid with some in-person training and social events)
  • Salary: Voluntary
  • Closing date: By 9 a.m. Monday 13th June 2022

LSE Students’ Union (LSESU) is a £5.3m not-for-profit organisation for LSE students. Our aim is to help LSE students make the most of the life-changing experiences open to them during their time at university.

We’ve been part of LSE since 1897, and all LSE students automatically become LSESU members when they enrol. Our members join one of the UK’s most active and best Students’ Unions and make it whatever they need it to be.

With over 55% of our students being postgrads and 70% of our students being international, one thing is for certain. There is always something exciting happening.

In recent years, we have been on an incredible journey, enhancing our organisation from top to bottom.

We have reviewed our internal structures and staff teams, opened a new state of the art building with outstanding sports and leisure facilities in the heart of London, and we have radically enhanced the satisfaction and experiences of our members.

We have also changed our governance structures so that we can benefit from the additional experience and expertise that externally appointed Trustees can provide.

We are striving to be a Union for all. Our student demographic has high numbers of international and postgraduate students, which means that much of the research about student experience typically does not relate to us as it’s often focused on undergraduate students.

When we look to enhance our union, we have to be creative, brave and bold to find innovative solutions as many of the sector’s practices are not applicable.

We are excited to welcome new Trustees onto our board to gain different experiences, perspectives and ideas from other sectors to our own.  This diversity will ensure that we continue to make the innovations necessary to deliver an exceptional experience for all our students.

Our Board would benefit from more leadership experience in the following areas; campaigning, communications, finance, HR, governance and commercial development.

We are proud that our students are wonderfully diverse in every sense and come from all areas of the globe. We welcome your application no matter who you are, or where you are based.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Bill Yuksel | bill@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07801 897063

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About Us

LSE Students’ Union (LSESU) is a not-for-profit organisation led by LSE students, for LSE students. Our aim is to help LSE students make the most of all the life-changing experiences open to them during their time at university.

BACKGROUND

We’ve been part of LSE since 1897, and all LSE students automatically become LSESU members when they enroll. Our members join one of the UK’s most active and best Students’ Unions, and make it whatever they need it to be.

Our primary services include:

  • Student Voice – supporting our students with representation, campaigning, policy change and elections
  • Student Communities – supporting over 250+ clubs and societies and managing the gym
  • Social – running our Union events, student bar (Three Tuns) and our cafe
  • Student Advice – providing free, independent and confidential advice to our student membership

NOT-FOR-PROFIT

All proceeds from sales in our outlets or partner marketing activity go directly back into putting on amazing events, activities and support for students – so, by using our services, you are contributing to the LSE student experience and helping us to reinvest into the things we do for our members.

OUR VISION

To create a community at LSE which is at the heart of student life.

OUR MISSION

Working together, for and with our members, we will make their time at LSE an empowering and enjoyable experience.

OUR STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

Together with students, we will…

  • Push the advancement of education ensuring that it is accessible, holistic and reflective of the diversity of the community at LSE.
  • Develop a supportive environment which enables students to succeed. Where these services generate an income, this will be re-invested into those services which are free to access by our students.
  • Be a Union which listens and acts ensuring that we are a positive agent for change in our School and communities.
  • Develop a strong sense of community beyond the classroom, which are filled with opportunities that are fun and enjoyable.

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    Closing date: Monday 13th June 2022

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    Interviews: Thursday 23rd June 2022

     

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