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About Us

International Students House

International Students House is a charity that promotes international friendship and understanding through provision of accommodation, social and support for the international student community in London. Integral to our operations are the facilities and services that support the organisation – ISH Venues, 229 , and The Thirsty Scholar.

Our team will tell you that the best thing about working at ISH is the enriching international community. It’s hard to work here and not make instant friends with people from all over the world. Our company culture is friendly and social, but professional. Whether you’ve joined as a part-time student staff member or are established in your career, we’ll give you the support and flexibility to develop and make an impact.

Our Vision

To transform futures of students from around the globe by providing a safe community in London that fosters international friendship and positive change.

Our Mission

To provide an affordable ‘home from home’ for students of different nationalities and diverse cultures, supported by a substantial scholarship programme, with the opportunity to live and learn together in a safe and secure community of mutual respect, understanding, and international friendship.

ISH Values

International Students House

Our core company values enable each of our employees, from top leadership to entry-level, to work towards the same common goal and share our bigger purpose.

Life at ISH

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Why work for Us

International Students House

We offer a range of generous company benefits to ensure our employees remain happy, healthy, and productive during their employment with ISH. Here at ISH, we are proud to be an accredited Living Wage employer and are committed to paying the Living Wage, as set by the Living Wage Foundation for our employees.

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

Health & Wellbeing events and initiatives are offered throughout the year, including membership to a health cashplan, annual health checks, a cycle to work scheme, and mental health awareness sessions. Employees are able to work flexibly to retain a good work/life balance. ISH was presented with the London Healthy Workplace Award in 2020 for creating a healthy workplace for our employees to work in.

Health and Wellness

Pension & Benefits

ISH offers a defined benefits pension, SAUL (Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London), to all employees. Employee contributions are 6% of salary, and employer contributions are 16% of salary. Yes 16%!!! We offer a £2.75 meal allowance to employees for use in our subsidised catering facilities. For those years when you need more personal time, employees are able to purchase additional annual leave. We encourage employees to engage in training and development opportunities for personal and career growth.

Health and Wellness

Employee Awards

ISH is made up of a fantastic bunch of people who are committed to providing the best possible experience for our varied customers. Employees are rewarded and recognised for their impact with ISH Stars, as a Values Champion for being a role model for the ISH Values, and for their continued contribution with Long Service Awards.

What our staff say

International Students House
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Stuart Ellerker

ISH is such a multi-faceted, culturally diverse organisation which offers excellent growth and development opportunities to it’s employees. Working here can be challenging, but also very rewarding and inspiring at the same time.

When I look back at our past achievements and successes, I feel very proud to be part of the ISH Team and would encourage anyone to become a part of it.

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Alun Wood

ISH is a supportive, welcoming and positively buzzing community of diverse talents with a commitment to teamwork to enable positive experiences for all

Freitas Gomes

Sandra Freitas Gomes

Working at ISH is great because we are like one big family, all departments work together like a well-oiled machine and we have one common goal, to make ISH the best student residence in London.

I love that we do team games and competitions that help all departments bond together. ISH staff have a few nice perks like the simply health and lunch allowance which is a nice little bonus.