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Executive Assistant to the Director of LIDC

London International Development Centre

Salary: £25,261 to £28,614 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date: Sunday 21 July 2019
Reference: LIDC-LIDC-2019-07


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.

This will involve:

  • Be the first point of contact for people approaching the Director.
  • Reach out to high-level and senior stakeholders to establish first contact.
  • Form strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Be part of internal and external committee meetings.
  • Represent LIDC at student and staff events.
  • Provide support for the Director‘s meetings, including collating and distributing papers, drafting minutes and following up action.
  • Advise internal stakeholders on LSHTM’s processes and procedures.
  • Understand project management software and organise the Director’s and administrative tasks and deadlines in the software accordingly.
  • Conduct research on arising matters (including researching, analysing and interpreting data) and present them in a concise way to the Director.

The Executive PA 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 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 role holder 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 post holder will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, 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.

Please find more information here.