How to contact us

HR Division
Sardinia House (2nd floor)
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE

Office hours:
Monday: 9.30 - 5.30
Tuesday: 9.30 - 5.30
Wednesday: 9.30 - 5.30
Thursday: 9.30 - 5.30
Friday: 9.30 - 5.30 

HR who's who|

Email: humanresources@lse.ac.uk|

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6659
Fax: +44 (0)20 7242 3967

 

Family friendly benefits

Use the menu on the left to get relevant information on family-friendly policies and benefits.

Managers may find it helpful to refer in the first instance to the guidance notes for managing family leave|.


Awards

LSE has been awarded several awards recognising the School's support for parents and parents-to-be: 

Top Employers for Working Families

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In 2013 the LSE was awarded certification in the Top 10 Employers for Working Families for the first time. Previously it was placed in the Top 30 Employers for Working Families for three years running.

The winners of Working Families' Top Employers Special Awards have been announced at a ceremony in London on the 18th June 2014. LSE has won the Cityfathers Best for All Stages of Fatherhood Award. It is the only university to receive such certification.

The LSE was also commended for the DTCC Best for Innovation Award and was a Finalist or the Centrica and Carers UK Best for Carers and Eldercare Award.

The Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark and Awards, founded by Working Families in partnership with the Institute for Employment Studies, recognise employers who have a long track record in family friendly and flexible working that continue to adjust and refine policies in response to employee and business needs. This is the fifth year the School has been recognised for its family friendly policies by Top Employers for Working Families.

Sarah Jackson OBE, Chief Executive of Working Families and Mary Mercer Principal Associate Consultant, Institute for Employment Studies said: "Organisations are motivated to move in a family-friendly and flexible direction, not because it is the right thing to do or a ‘nice’ employee benefit, but because they have understood that the way that the organisation operates and the way that employees want to live needs to be closely aligned. The goal is mutual success, in terms of performance and wellbeing and work-life fit”.” More: http://www.topemployersforworkingfamilies.org.uk/|

A copy of the Benchmark and Awards can be accessed as follows:

http://www.workingfamilies.org.uk/admin/uploads/WF_TopEmployers2014-AwardsBrochure_32ppA4-FINALforweb.pdf|

Top Employers for Working Dads

The LSE won the Best for Dads Award| for the second time.  The judges felt that the LSE had built on its innovative programme for employees and their partners from Mums. The award is given to organisations showing specific support to dads that goes beyond what current legislation stipulates and supports parents to combine successful careers with being a parent.  A copy of the Top Employer Awards Best Practice Report 2013 can be accessed here|.

Workingmums also shortlisted the LSE for the Best for Family Support. http://www.workingmums.co.uk/topemployerawards/| 

 

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The LSE won the Best for Dads Award| for the second time.  The judges felt that the LSE had built on its innovative programme for employees and their partners from Working Mums|.The award is given to organisations showing specific support to dads that goes beyond what current legislation stipulates and supports parents to combine successful careers with being a parent.  A copy of the Top Employer Awards Best Practice Report 2013 can be accessed here|.

Workingmums also shortlisted the LSE for the Best for Family Support. http://www.workingmums.co.uk/topemployerawards/| 


Media articles about LSE support to parents

Please select this link| to view recent media articles about the School's support to parents. 


Workshops for parents

As part of our commitment to helping staff develop a good work-life balance, we offer workshops on the topics below. Staff can book a place on a course through the LSE Training and Development system|. (Click on 'Career Development' and then 'Support for Parents')

Triple P – Positive Parenting

The London School of Economics has received local authority funding to pilot the Positive Parenting Program. The program on offer, which is free of charge to a group of up to 45 employees and partners who are parents of children under 6 years old, includes a 90-minute seminar session facilitated by Matt Buttery followed by on-line learning. Those employees and partners who attended Balancing Work and Being Dad will know Matt.

The aim of the program is to help raise happy children and manage their behaviour. More information on the session is available on: www.familymatters.org.uk/tripleponline|

If you are interested in attending the seminar on 6 March 2014 at 12.00 – 14.00hours in Room NAB 2.06 please go to https://apps.lse.ac.uk/training-system/| to book your place

Balancing work and being dad

This workshop is for new and expectant fathers. It looks at how to find the balance between being a dad and having a career. The workshop is open to employees and non-employee partners of School employees.

Balancing work and being mum

This workshop is for new and expectant mothers. It looks at how to find the balance between being a mum and having a career. The workshop is open employees and non-employee partners of School employees.

Balancing work and being the carer of an adult

This workshop is for employees who care for someone who is ill, frail, disabled or reliant on them. Examples of caring include: providing emotional support; keeping someone company; escorting to medical appointments; and helping with financial matters or paperwork.

Balancing Work and Being a Carer of a Disabled Child

If you have a disabled child and would find a Balancing Work and Being a Carer of a Disabled Child Workshop useful, please email Gail Keeley g.keeley@lse.ac.uk| so that the level of demand can be assessed.


Mentoring scheme for parents

Employees can also ask for support from the Mentoring scheme for new parents and parents-to-be|. The network aims to support employees with the transition to the role of a working parent. It offers support from trained mentors who work at the School and who already have experience of managing work and home.

Network for carers

Staff with caring responsibilities can join the Network for Carers of Adults: a new network established to provide support to employees caring for adults. Contact g.keeley@lse.ac.uk| for more information. See general information for carers on flexible working and parental leave|.


Yammer groups

Two new private groups are now live:

Working Parents' Network

workingparentsnetwork+lse.ac.uk@yammer.com|

A mutually supportive network for parents at work which allows them to informally share information, experience and ideas, and pool resources.

Network for Carers of Adults

networkforcarersofadults+lse.ac.uk@yammer.com|

To provide information on possible support, both internal and external , share experiences & ask questions on what support carers would find helpful

Please contact Gail Keeley g.keeley@lse.ac.uk| if you would like to join either group

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