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Executive Assistant to the Director of LIDC

London International Development Centre

Salary:  £25,733 to £29,129 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 11 August 2020
Reference:  LIDC-LIDC-2020-11

The London International Development Centre (LIDC), a collaborative initiative between seven University of London institutions, is recruiting an Executive Assistant to the Director. 

The post holder is responsible for providing high quality support to the Director, while working closely with LIDC’s core team. 

The post-holder must be highly experienced in executive support, including the ability to effectively manage a complex itinerary; have a good understanding of the UK research environment and international development sector; be motivated, proactive, able to work without close supervision and maintain complete confidentiality.  Further particulars are included in the job description.  

The post-holder will often be the first point of contact for people approaching the Director, but will also need to initiate first contact on behalf of the Director. The Executive Assistant needs to be organised and enthusiastic, with good attention to detail. Excellent communications skills are essential and the post holder will be required to attend meetings, give presentations and take minutes. The post may also require some travel as needed by the Director.

The Executive Assistant will report to LIDC Director and will work closely with LIDC’s Centre Manager. The post holder will be a member of staff of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and will work as a team with other Centre-based core staff and in partnership with the administrations of LIDC’s seven Colleges. Therefore the role holder will need to build and maintain successful relationships to internal as well as external stakeholders.

The post is full-time and fixed-term until 31 September 2021 in the first instance, with the possibility of an extension.

The salary will be on the Professional Support salary scale at Grade 3 scale in the range £25,733 to £29,129 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. The post is based in London at LICD (20 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NS).

Applications should be made online via 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 

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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