London, Greater London
c. £36,000 - £38,000 dependent upon experience, plus generous benefits.
Temporary, Maternity cover, expected to be approximately 12 months’ in duration. Contract, Full-time
Job description

GACD Operations and Governance Manager (maternity cover), London

£36,000 – £38,000 dependent upon experience, plus generous benefits

The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) is an important alliance of international health research funders. We fund, develop and facilitate innovative research collaborations between high-income and low- and middle-income countries in the fight against chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, mental ill health, and heart disease.

Who you are:

You are inspired to help us to tackle chronic non-communicable diseases in vulnerable and poorly resourced populations globally, by supporting a productive operational and governance environment in which the key decisions on international research collaboration and capacity strengthening activities we support are made.

What you can bring to the role: 

You will have experience of:

  • Providing committee, operational and governance support at an executive level;
  • Project management;
  • Operational management.

You will be able to:

  • Demonstrate strong organisational skills.
  • Work collaboratively and flexibly in a small team, yet with initiative and motivation when working independently or remotely.
  • Offer excellent writing and formatting skills, strong attention to detail, excellent written English, and produce high-quality committee documentation.
  • Handle sensitive matters with the utmost confidentiality.
  • Liaise confidently with senior international stakeholders, with an ability to explain complex arrangements in clear English.
  • Communicate clearly and confidently with colleagues, and other stakeholders.
  • Work methodologically , with strong project management skills, plan, coordinate, manage, and deliver on diverse projects.
  • Work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment, meet deadlines and manage competing priorities.
  • Demonstrate high level of IT skills, specifically excellent Microsoft Word, and good Microsoft Excel.
  • Provide excellent customer

Our offer:

  • A salary of c. £36,000 – £38,000 dependent upon experience.
  • Generous pension contribution, with no qualifying period.
  • 30 days annual leave each year, plus public holidays.
  • 36 hour working week, usually worked over 5 days.
  • Flexi-time system and core working hours of 10am to 4pm.
  • Employee assistance programme.
  • An opportunity to make a difference to human health around the world.

To apply:

  • Provide an up-to-date CV which includes your contact details, education and vocational qualifications, membership of professional bodies, career history and explanation of any breaks in your employment history.
  • Provide a brief supporting statement setting out why you are the right candidate for this role making reference to the job description and the person specification. The case that you make and the way that it is presented will form a key part of the shortlisting process.
  • Complete our equal opportunities monitoring and declaration form.
  • Let us know if you are not able to make any of the assessment or interview dates (the pre-arranged dates can be found on page 8 of this recruitment pack).

A copy of the recruitment information pack and equal opportunities monitoring form are attached as separate documents.

Applicants who are invited to interview will be asked to demonstrate their right to live and work in the UK at the time of applying.

Closing date for applications:  12 noon, 18th December 2020.

This is advertised as a fixed term position (maternity cover) and is expected to be approximately 12 months’ in duration, starting early March 2021.

Note that there will be an initial requirement to work from home whilst social distancing measures are in place.

Posted on: 27 November 2020
Closed date: 18 December 2020
Tags: Operations, Governance