London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
London, Greater London
£35,377 - £40,611 per year
Contract, Temporary, 1.0 FTE and fixed-term until 10 October 2022, Full-time
Job description

Project Coordinator

Department of Clinical Research

Salary: £35,377 to £40,611
Closing Date: Monday 4 October 2021
Reference: ITD-CRD-2021-17

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 are seeking to appoint a Project Coordinator for the International Centre for Eye Health. This is an exciting new role coordinating projects which strive to improve eye health worldwide.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing proactive financial, logistical and administrative support from set up to closure across a number of complex research and education projects in collaboration with managers, researchers and educators based in London, with activities at a number of overseas locations.  

Specifically, the post-holder will support the management of a new grant named ‘Early diagnosis and Intervention for Primary Open Angle Glaucoma in West Africa’ funded by Velux Stiftung. In addition, they will coordinate several ongoing projects helping with procurement, logistics, contracting and financial management. 

Part of the role will also involve helping to build the portfolio of projects therefore the role holder will need to have strong financial skills and experience of developing budgets and funding applications.

The successful applicant must be educated to degree level or equivalent and have substantial relevant experience of providing proactive administrative support in Higher Education (or similar environment) and working closely with academic staff members, 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 job description.

The post is full time 35 hours per week, 1.0 FTE and fixed-term until 10 October 2022. The post is funded by Velux Stiftung and other eye health charities with possibility of extension depending on available funding. The salary will be on the Professional Services salary scale Grade 5 in the range £35,377 - £40,611 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. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. 

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.

Refreshed on: 22 September 2021
Closed date: 04 October 2021
Job ref: ITD-CRD-2021-17
Tags: Admin, Management