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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 

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Email: humanresources@lse.ac.uk|

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



Latest information

Advertising/Closing Dates During Christmas 

Christmas Advertising

We recommend avoiding advertising vacancies during the weeks immediately prior to and after the Christmas break as we tend to receive a lower response rate from applicants during this time.

If you do wish to advertise around the Christmas vacation, please take note of the deadlines below.

Deadline to receive requests to advertise roles with a proposed advertising date prior to 6 January 2014 = 6 December 2013

Deadline to receive requests to advertise roles with a proposed advertising date for w/c 6 January 2014=13 December 2013

By these dates your HR Adviser will need:

  • Your final advertising documents (Advert, Job Description, Person Specification)
  • Funding authorisation from the Finance or Research division, MSLs and so on.
  • The role to be uploaded on the WCN recruitment system
  • The HERA grading for the role to be finalised (support roles only)

Please note: these deadlines relate to online advertising only. If you wish to advertise in a publication, the relevant copy deadlines will need to be factored into your timetable. Please consult with your HR Adviser for further information.

Closing dates during closure periods

We recommend avoiding having a closing date of a vacancy during the closure periods because the School is not open to answer candidate queries.

Single Nomination requests

Deadline to receive single nomination requests for committee consideration prior to Christmas break =27 November 2013

Appointment paperwork will be produced within 5 working days from HR Adviser receiving the following:

  • the VCAC’s final approval of the appointment.
  • Funding approval from the Finance or Research Division.

Completed RF9/Request to Appoint form from the Department.   

LSE Bridging Fund Scheme

The Scheme supports valuable research ventures within the School, enabling Principal investigators to retain individual researchers where they are important to the successful delivery of a secured grant. For an application form please click here|.

September 2011: Important update regarding post 65 working

From 1 October 2011, the School's current Age Procedure for Post 65 Working and related Working Beyond Retirement Policy will no longer apply and from this date there will be no contractual or default retirement date. Transitional arrangements came into force with effect from 6 April 2011 allowing the School's Age Procedure for Post 65 Working and Working Beyond Retirement Policy to continue to apply prior to the end of September 2011.

Further guidance and training will be rolled out for the new academic year. In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding your contract, please contact your Head of Department or your HR partner.

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