Project Administrator – ICON (0.4-0.5FTE)

University of London

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Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology

£31,211 to £35,502
per annum, pro rata.
Closing Date:  Monday 20 March 2023
Reference:  EPH-NCDE-2023-07-R

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

We seek an experienced administrator to work in the Inequalities in Cancer Outcomes Network (ICON). The successful candidate will support the ICON Research Group Manager in all aspects of administrative, financial and logistical support of research projects from application to closure. They will also support the smooth running of the group’s activities and resources, assisting with meetings, events and outputs.

Based within the Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology, ICON has around 20 people including staff, visiting researchers and students, funded by various sources including UK Charities, Research Councils and the EU. Our research focuses on understanding inequalities in cancer outcomes and aims to provide evidence and recommendations to tackle them. We work with stakeholder groups such as patient representatives and clinicians to ensure our research is meaningful, relevant and has impact. 

The postholder will carry out a range of administrative duties to support the group, including managing group resources, providing support for meetings and assisting with travel arrangements, as well as specific project administrative duties such as research costings and ensuring/supporting adherence to funders’ terms and conditions.

The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills and proven experience of project/research administration. Proven experience of providing support for meetings/events and making travel arrangements is essential. The postholder will be proactive and able to demonstrate their ability to understand processes, prioritise effectively and work well independently and as part of a team. Further details are included in the job description.

This role is part-time 17.5 hours per week, 0.5 FTE (those wishing to work a minimum of 0.4FTE will also be considered), fixed term for 12 months with potential for extension based on funding with an immediate start date.

The salary will be on the Professional Services salary scale, Grade 4 in the range  £31,211-£35,502 per annum (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 “Wellbeing 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 . 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 [email protected] . Please quote reference EPH-NCDE-2023-07-R.

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.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.

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