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Centre Administrator

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LSE Cities


Centre Administrator


Salary is competitive and not less than £30,029 pa inclusive of London allowance


This is a fixed term appointment for 12 months


LSE Cities is an international research centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science that carries out research, education and outreach activities in London and abroad. It studies how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising world, focusing on how the physical form and design of cities impacts on society, culture and the environment.


The post-holder will work closely with the Centre Directors and the Outreach Manager, and be responsible for the provision of efficient, professional and proactive administrative support to Centre staff, students and visitors.  They will act as the main point of contact for all internal and external queries to the Centre and manage a range of operations and services, including servicing committees, ensuring compliance with School requirements, organising and running events, updating the Centre’s website and ensuring the overall smooth running of the Centre. 


Candidates should have previous experience of working as an effective administrator and working within organisation practices/procedures, experience in servicing committees and organising events, excellent written and verbal communications skills, the ability to use initiative to solve day-to-day problems, strong service delivery skills and the ability to contribute proactively to a team.  The position will require some evening event work.


We will consider this role as a secondment opportunity to enable existing employees to broaden their knowledge, experience and skills by transferring to a different team/department. Existing employees wishing to apply for this role as a secondment opportunity should discuss the role and seek agreement form their substantive manager in advance of their application.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email a.sherwood@lse.ac.uk  


The closing date for receipt of applications is 4th September 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.