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The School operates an Online Recruitment System, which enables you to submit your electronic application quickly and easily. Therefore we are unable to accept paper applications. If, for any reason, you are unable to access the online system, please contact the Human Resources Division at the earliest opportunity on 020 7955 6659.
Details of current vacancies can be viewed by visiting our website at www.lse.ac.uk/LSEjobs, then clicking on the 'Search and apply' tab at the top and you'll find a search and apply button on many of the pages too. This will take you into the online search engine, which will allow you to search for current vacancies.
External users will need to create an account and LSE staff should use their network login.
Once in the jobs section of our website at www.lse.ac.uk/LSEjobs, there is a 'Search and apply' tab at the top and you'll find a search and apply button on many of the pages too. This will take you into the online search engine, which will allow you to search for current vacancies.
Once you have found a job that you would like to apply for, please click on it to enter the online application form. You will be asked to create a user account, and you should ensure that you keep your login details safe so that you can log on at a later date to check the status of your application.
External users will need to create an account and LSE staff should use their network login.
Please ensure that you read the 'Dos and Don'ts' and enter all the correct details in your application form, especially your email address, as this is how we will contact you if you are successful.
It is essential that you have submitted your application on the system by 12.00 midnight on the closing date. Regrettably, we are unable to accept late applications.
All vacancies can be accessed on the Online Recruitment System.
However, if you are unable to access the relevant information on the website, we can send further details to you by email.
You can email us at the relevant address, stating the full name and reference number of the vacancy of which you would like details, or call us on the number listed on the left.
When you have submitted your application online, you will receive an automated reply confirming receipt of your application.
Most of our temporary staff are recruited via a temporary staff agency (currently Spring Personnel). Please view the Online Recruitment System for details of all of our other vacancies.
If you are a LSE student looking for temporary work, you are advised to contact the Careers Service either by phone on +44 (0)20 7955 7135 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have submitted your application via the Online Recruitment System we are unable to accept any changes or amendments. Therefore please ensure you have checked your application thoroughly.
However, if you would like to advise the Human Resources Division of any changes to your personal details (for example your contact or referee details), please send an email to email@example.com. The Human Resources Division can then update your details on the system.
We welcome candidates with a wide range of skills and qualifications. However, the Person Specification reflects the essential and desirable criteria and you will need to provide examples of how you meet these in your cover letter.
Some posts will have pre-screening questions, which will determine whether or not you meet the essential criteria for the post in question
If the role for which you are applying has Further Particulars attached to it, these will often state the name and contact details of the relevant departmental member, should you wish to discuss the post with him/her in more detail. Alternatively, for a list of names and contact details, see academic departments
or research centres
We aim to notify successful candidates as soon as possible after the closing date, however please note that the timelines may vary according to the number of applications received.
When the shortlisting process has concluded, you will receive a status message or an invitation inviting you for an interview. You are encouraged to log onto the system regularly to check the progress of your application
All applicants are asked to provide details of any 'unspent' convictions (as defined under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) on the Personal Details form. This information will not be disclosed to the interview panel and will not be used as part of the selection criteria. Should you subsequently be offered a post, any information you provide on your form would be looked at in relation to the job for which you are being considered. For some posts, this information may be relevant, as it may reflect on the individual's character and suitability for the job.
We may also decide to share this information with your line manager, if it deemed appropriate, but we would inform you of this before the information is passed on. However, you are encouraged to be as open and honest as possible about any unspent convictions at your interview
For more information regarding our policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders, please refer to our policy statement (PDF)
If your post requires a CRB check, this will be stated in the advert and the Further Particulars, which will be attached to the post. If you are subsequently offered the post, you will be provided with a CRB form to complete and you will be required to arrange to meet a member of the Resourcing team to check that the form has been correctly completed and also to provide us with the necessary documentation required by the CRB as proof of identity.
For more information regarding the storage and handling of CRB disclosures, please refer to our policy statement (PDF)
You can register yourself on the online system to receive job alerts when a suitable vacancy comes up. Your application will be saved on the system and you will be able to go back into the application to adjust it, should you want to apply for a vacancy of which you are notified.
When you go into the search engine page, click on 'register for job alerts' in the top left hand corner of the screen and you will be prompted to enter your details
Generally, all posts that are suitable for part-time working or a job-share will be advertised as such. However, the School recognises the need for flexibility and is keen to support staff in achieving work-life balance. We will therefore always consider any requests from staff or job applicants to work flexibly.
If you would like to make a request to apply for a full-time job as part-time or a job-share, you should make your case to the appropriate department within your covering letter, who will give your request their full consideration
No, the School does not have a graduate scheme.
The School is able to sponsor applicants for academic and research positions under the Tier 2 category, however we are not normally able to sponsor candidates requiring visas for professional services roles, except in exceptional circumstances. Possible options will be discussed with you at appointment stage, should you require a visa. For further information please visit http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/
For academic and research appointments, three references must be obtained prior to the Selection Committee, to assist the panel in the selection process. Referees will not be contacted without the candidate's permission.
For academic support posts, it is a mandatory requirement on the online system that two references are provided.
Referees for academic support posts will only be contacted in the event that a candidate is made an offer of employment.
Regrettably, the School does not have a scheme for job shadowing, work experience or internships. However, some schemes may operate at departmental level. You are advised to look at the appropriate section of the website for the department in which you are interested in working, or to contact the departmental manager or administrator.
You are advised to contact the Careers Service either by phone on +44 (0)20 7955 7135 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If would like to seek advice regarding your disability in the context of the role you wish to apply at LSE, then please contact the School's advisor on staff disabilities, Gail Keeley (email@example.com
). For any other issues regarding your application and the job vacancy, please contact the Human Resources Division.
If your query relates to the recruitment process, you should send an email to the resourcing team (firstname.lastname@example.org
), quoting the post name and reference number, if applicable. If you require more specific detail on the post for which you are applying, you may wish to contact the relevant departmental manager. However, the Human Resources Division can also pass on any such queries to the relevant department.
Regrettably, the availability of selection committee members is often very limited and for this reason, we would not normally be able to offer you an alternative date if you are unable to attend on the required date. If, however, another candidate would be willing to move their interview time, it may be possible to offer you another time slot on the same date.
For certain posts, candidates will be able to self-select their own interview slots, but this function will not be available for all posts.
If you are unable to attend an interview please contact the Human Resources Division immediately on 020 7955 6659.
While we very much hope that candidates can attend their interview, we recognise that there may be extenuating circumstances where this is not possible. Please contact a member of the Human Resources Division in the first instance to discuss the available options. We will always try to accommodate candidates where possible.
Due to the volume of applications the School receives, we regret that we are not able to provide feedback to applicants that were not shortlisted for academic or professional services roles.
We are able to provide feedback to candidates who attended an interview but were subsequently unsuccessful at this stage. Please email your feedback request to email@example.com stating your full name, the position you applied for and the date of your interview.
The Human Resources Division will liaise with the members of the selection committee to obtain feedback. Whilst every effort will be made to provide you with feedback as promptly as possible, please be aware that this is dependent on the availability of the selection committee members.