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Head of Procurement

Finance & Procurement

Salary:  £56,473 to £64,817 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Friday 27 September 2019
Interview Date:  Thursday 17 October 2019
Reference:  PSS-FIPO-2019-06

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with 5,000 students and more than 3,000 staff working globally. The School is one of the highest-rated research institutions in the UK, and was Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2016. 

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 looking for an individual who can lead and develop procurement at the School, to ensure it is a highly regarded, value adding service at the centre of decision making regarding the effective use our non-staff expenditure.

The successful applicant will have the ambition, drive and skills to influence behaviour, co-ordinate change and ensure compliance with policies.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential to the role, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, working with minimum supervision.

You will hold a CIPS qualification or have equivalent work experience, have proven staff management capabilities, and be used to delivering successful outcomes in a customer focused environment.

The post is full time and permanent. The salary will be on the Professional salary Grade 8 in the range £56,473 to £64,817 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 the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Applications should be made on-line via our website at and the reference for this post is PSS-FIPO-2019-06.  Applications should also include the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. 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.

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