Summer School Programme Assistant

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Extended Education Unit


Summer School Programme Assistant


Salary from £27,416 to £30,607 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £32,768 pa inclusive of London allowance


This is a fixed term appointment for 5 months


The mission of LSE is to make a positive difference to the world through bringing research-based knowledge to public problems and educating students with the capacity to lead in solving those problems.


The Extended Education Unit is a highly successful and commercially focused division that delivers LSE’s open enrolment short courses and distance learning degree programmes to a range of audiences, spanning from new undergraduates to senior working professionals:


·         The LSE Summer School enjoys a truly global reputation, as the largest in the world in terms of global intake. The programme typically attracts over 8,500 enrolments from over 90 countries worldwide, across 120 courses run over the course of nine weeks.

·         Through LSE-designed University of London Programmes (UoLP), over 10,000 students worldwide currently study with us online or at one of 30 recognised teaching centres.

·         Our Executive Education programmes provide an intensive learning experience to senior professionals from around the world, in subjects ranging from leadership, finance and economics to climate change, data science and regulation.

·         Online Certificate Courses is an innovative programme targeted at working professionals, delivered in partnership with the education technology company 2U.


The many programmes we offer across this diverse and dynamic portfolio provide a significant revenue source for the school, generating critical funds to invest in LSE’s world-leading teaching and research. We operate in increasingly competitive markets and have ambitious targets for growth.


The Programme Assistant will join a team committed to providing an outstanding level of service and front-line support to our students, from enquiry stage right through to attendance and certification. We are seeking applications from candidates with excellent administrative, organisational and communication abilities that will equip them to join a small team, dedicated to replicating the ‘LSE Experience’ for Summer School students.


To be successful in this role, you will have a good standard of education and ideally be looking to develop a career within Higher Education. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a relish for a varied workload in a busy working environment in a team committed to continuous improvement.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.



To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Ailish Walsh


The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 29th May 2022 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.