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.

We are seeking to appoint a proactive, well-organised and experienced manager to lead business operations within the School’s Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and accountable to the Dean of Faculty, the Faculty Operating Officer is member of the Faculty’s Management Group and the School’s Management Board. The post-holder will manage a team comprising central Faculty office and Departmental Managers, and be responsible for management of resources and communications across the Faculty, advising on, implementing and monitoring policy and procedures, and working closely with partners across other professional services, to optimise faculty operations.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience of senior leadership in a complex organisation, within the Higher Education sector or similar environment; proven successful experience of financial management, planning, monitoring and budgeting within a large and research-active organization; proven ability to contribute to policy formation, and creating and implementing procedures to support operational efficiency; previous experience of managing staff and resources in a senior role; excellent communication, organisation and problem solving skills are essential and previous experience of working in a Higher Education environment is an advantage. Further particulars are included in the Job Description.

The post is available full-time on a permanent basis. Salary is on the Professional Support Salary Scale Grade 8 in the range from £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.

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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 by an email. Please quote reference ITD-ITDC-2020-08. Informal enquires may be made to the School’s Chief Operating Officer, Matt Lee by an email.

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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