Project Coordinator

University of London


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Department of Disease Control
Salary: 

£37,531 to £42,875
per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Monday 19 June 2023
Reference:  ITD-DCD-2023-12

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) 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 are seeking to appoint a Project Coordinator to work in the Department of Disease Control in the Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases. 

The post-holder will be expected to lead, manage and be responsible for all aspects of the administrative coordination and financial management for Department research projects. As a key member of the Department and the first point of contact for those projects, the post holder will provide guidance on their management and administration, from funding costings for application, project set up, management and closure (the complete life cycle), working closely with the Principal Investigators (PIs) and liaising with partner institutions where necessary.

The successful applicant will be educated to degree level or have equivalent or substantial relevant experience, possess substantial experience of providing proactive administrative support of academic research, including proven ability to monitor large budgets and prepare accurate costings, projections and reports; ability to use initiative and judgement to solve problems; to manage a busy workload; and work to a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Experience of managing large complex grants would be an advantage. Further particulars are included in the job description.

This is a full-time post funded by the Department of Disease Control for one year from the start date. The post is available immediately. The salary will be on the Professional Services salary scale, Grade 5 in the range £37,531 – £42,875 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 Keppel Street, London. 

LSHTM has a Hybrid Working Framework, which alongside agreed service requirements, enables teams to work more flexibly (if the role allows), promoting a greater wellbeing and work/life balance.

Applications should be made online via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk . 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 [email protected]

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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