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We are seeking to appoint an experienced administrator to work within the Department of Population Health, in the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health. The post-holder will be responsible for the financial and administrative coordination of the research grants within the Maternal and Child Health research group.  They will be the main administrative contact for the research group, as well as support a range of other research projects within the Department.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience (ideally within a Higher Education environment) of providing comprehensive and pro-active administrative support to projects and staff in a busy environment, proven financial management experience including drafting and monitoring budgets and preparing financial reports, excellent written and oral communication skills, a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, and excellent interpersonal skills with a ‘can-do’ attitude.  The workload will be demanding, requiring a regular shift in priorities; therefore, the post-holder must have strong administrative, financial and organisational skills and an ability to assess priorities in order to manage workload and deadlines effectively. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

This is a full-time post and available immediately, for 2 years in the first instance with possibility to extend depending on funding.  However, we will also consider part-time arrangements at 0.8FTE /4 days per week minimum.

The salary will be on the Professional Services salary scale Grade 5 in the range £34,854 – £37,709 per annum (pro-rata for part time, inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.  

Closing Date: 16 Mar 2020
Category: Professional Support

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