"I got my first job at the LSE as a part-time library assistant originally planning to work here for a short time while I completed my Masters degree at another university. That was 7½ years ago. I am now the department manager of Statistics having worked my way here via a temporary contract as a project officer in the library and as administrative assistant in the Department of Statistics. This has happened through a combination of the availability of excellent training courses and good promotion possibilities within the School - and some luck! At each step of the way I have had the support of my line managers, who have encouraged my career development and pushed me to succeed.
The LSE is a great place to work and further your career. The people here are very friendly and there are lots of opportunities to socialise and participate within supportive networks throughout the School."
Imelda Noble, Department Manager of Statistics
"I joined the LSE Financial Support Office in July 2003 as Administrative Assistant, dealing with School scholarships, hardship funds and prizes. My manager was thoroughly supportive and encouraged me to take advantage of all the fantastic training opportunities offered by the dedicated Staff Development unit.
After eighteen months, I applied for a more senior administrative position in the European Institute, an academic department. The skills I had developed in my previous role meant that I was able to take on extra responsibilities within an academic department which gave an added perspective on university administration. I am now Department Manager of the European Institute, which involves managing all day to day administration and planning for the department, and all human and financial resources and student administration functions.
The LSE has so many different departments and so many varied fields in which it is possible to work. The LSE is also incredibly supportive of staff who want to develop skills and progress and the courses available make building and planning a career really easy. I am really happy with the way my career has developed since joining the LSE and would recommend applying to anyone interested in a career in university administration."
Rebecca Matthams, Department Manager of Philosophy
"Since I began working at LSE in an administrative role a year ago, I have been seconded to a Senior Administrative role and more recently to a Junior Managerial role within the same department. This willingness to progress the careers of staff enables those working here to gain broad and varied experience in a friendly environment where the learning of new skills is strongly encouraged."
Romy Ajodah, International Relations