Unit Chief Operating Officer

London (GB)
Up to £80,000
10 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Unit Chief Operating Officer
Medical Research Council
Salary:  Up to £80,000
Closing Date:  Sunday 14 October 2018
Reference:  MRC-MRC-2018-03

The London School of Hygiene &Tropical Medicine is looking to appoint a Unit Chief Operating Officer (UCOO) to the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the operations within the Unit, build and develop the integration with central services at LSHTM.

The post-holder will be an integral member of the Unit’s Senior Management Team, Head of the local Operations group and a member of LSHTM Management Board. 

The post-holder will be responsible for providing support and advice to the Unit Director in his leadership and management of the Unit. The post-holder leads and manages the Unit’s operational services (financial, administrative, HR, IT, technical and support departments) as well as ensuring governance and accountability in line with LSHTM and MRC policy and Ugandan legislation. The role will also be responsible for logistics, procurement and project management. With accountability for the budget, the role holder must be excellent at planning, complex resource management and managing capital investment.

The successful candidate will have significant, demonstrable leadership and operational experience for an organisation of scale and complexity and possess the business acumen and gravitas to meet the challenge of this senior role; should be comfortable at handling competing operational demands whilst ensuring an effective workforce is delivering our strategic objectives;will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a sophisticated approach to senior stakeholder management and influencing. A relevant first degree is essential. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

The UCOO will report to the Unit Director and will be accountable to the LSHTM Chief Operating Officer. This is a demanding but highly rewarding opportunity for the right candidate.

The post is full time and permanent, based at the research facility in Entebbe, Uganda but will also spend time at the field stations. 

The salary for this post is up to £80,000. 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. A package of overseas allowances is available depending on whether the successful candidate would need to relocate to take up this position. 

Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. 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 to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk. Please quote reference MRC-MRC-2018-03.

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.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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