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Executive Assistant


Salary:  £36,438 to £41,829 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Monday 10 October 2022
Reference:  PSS-DIR-2022-14

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. 

LSHTM is seeking to recruit a full-time Executive Assistant. This role offers an exciting opportunity to join the Director’s Office at the heart of a leading global university. You will provide exceptional administrative support to the LSHTM’s Director and members of their senior team. You will manage the professional schedule and correspondence of the LSHTM Director and manage and support a range of projects throughout the year.

The post-holder must be highly experienced in executive support, including the ability to effectively manage complex itinerary in multiple global locations. You will be expected to anticipate issues and problem solve on behalf of the Director while managing competing priorities and providing a seamless service delivery. You will have an interest in the Higher Education sector with a commitment to making a positive impact.

Candidates should be highly organised with the ability to plan, prioritise, multi-task and work to deadlines in a fast-paced environment. The post holder will be self-motivated, innovative, and have a strong work ethic. They will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to command the trust and confidence of a range of stakeholders including external and senior stakeholders.

The post is full-time, 35 hours per week and permanent. The salary will be on the Professional Services scale, grade 5, £36,438 to £41,829 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. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London and we operate under a hybrid-working framework (being in the office on average 8 days per month).

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries 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 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. 

This is a 2-round interview process. Initial interviews will be held in the week commencing 17 October 2022. Please note if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer an alternative date. 

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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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