Who are we?
Based at the heart of London’s Elephant & Castle, we are working towards our new 2025 ambition to become a relevant, responsive and truly transformative students’ union that improves the lives of students on every course and beyond at London South Bank University - representing students’ academic interests and contributing to a prosperous, thriving and civic learning community.
We are often looking for outstanding and energised professionals to join us in a number of roles across the organisation - taking forward the union’s operations and supporting students at LSBU to reach their true potential.
Commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Our simple vision of disrupting inequality is the heartbeat of the organisation and it is this which steers its decisions, practice, and priorities. It unifies our services, and it drives our staff to remove societal barriers so that all people can achieve their full potential.
We believe that in order to truly disrupt inequality for its members, it must also strive to do this for its workforce – in short, staff must experience it in order to deliver it!
Our Union benefits enormously from having a team of staff with a range of diverse lived experiences. We understand that some life circumstances might be more complex and that some will have had to overcome more barriers. We value the unique perspectives that are formed by an individual’s background and believe that ‘bringing your whole self to work’ is essential for informed decision making and collaboration and paves the way for high performance so we welcome applications from all, especially if your background and circumstances are traditionally under-represented in the workplace.
This approach underpins all of the organisation’s policies to ensure our practice is based on the equal and fair treatment of others. We do this with pride, integrity, and accountability, and understand we act as role models to others in ensuring the promotion and practice of equality, diversity, and inclusion for all.
As an organisation, we actively look for ways that we can support our staff to thrive whilst not having to compromise on other aspects of their life which are important to them. We embrace flexible working and have a range of enhanced family leave policies and encourage staff to talk to us about how they can utilise these to help them succeed in their role.
We've adopted the halo code
We are proud to be the first Students’ Union to have adopted The Halo Code, the UK's first Black hair code. No Black employee should have to change their natural or protective hairstyle in order to thrive at work. We hope that the Halo Code will move us one step closer to a world free from discrimination, where all Black members of our community have their identities fully recognised and celebrated.
We're a Disability Confident employer
We are an organisation where people with disabilities should feel included and that they can access the services and opportunities on offer. We are committed to providing them with the assistance and adjustments they need in order to progress, develop, and thrive.
Being a Disability Confident employer, which actively seeks out and recruits talented disabled staff. Supporting staff and prospective staff with disabilities to access and remain in employment – by making reasonable adjustments and removing barriers that might prevent them from carrying out the tasks expected of them effectively. Consulting with disabled colleagues and members to ensure continuous collaboration and to ensure their needs and development are given due consideration Improving staff knowledge and awareness of disability through appropriate training and guidance.
We encourage applications from candidates from a broad range of backgrounds and life circumstances and want to make sure that this recruitment process is accessible to all. We also recognise that this recruitment process, and the opportunity to join the organisation, is taking place during a period of major instability and uncertainty in the wider world, so should you require support related to this process or attending a digital interview, please let us know at any point during the process via firstname.lastname@example.org.