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Overseas Project Administrator

Department of Disease Control

Salary:  £28,751 to £32,705 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Monday 25 June 2018
Reference:  ITD-DCD-2018-13

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Project Administrator to support to a large number of overseas projects and project staff based in the UK and overseas in Africa. This position is an integral member of the team, being responsible for co-ordination and financial and administrative management of projects As a key member of the Overseas Administration team and often 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 candidate must possess substantial experience of providing proactive administrative support preferably in an academic institution, including proven ability to monitor large budgets and prepare accurate costings, projections and reports; be able to prove their ability to use initiative and judgement to solve problems; manage a busy workload and work to a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Further particulars are included in the job description. 

This is a full-time post funded for one year, with the possibility of further extension subject to funding and is available immediately. Salary is on the Professional Support Grade 4 scale in the range £28,751-£32,705 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 “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made online via our website at  The reference for this post is ITD-DCD-2018-13.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on 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.  

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