Strategic Adviser

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
£46,704 to £53,465 per annum, inclusive
14 May 2021
End of advertisement period
26 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time


Salary: £46,704 to £53,465 per annum, inclusive.

Potential market supplement for a suitably experienced candidate

Closing Date: Wednesday 26 May 2021

Interview Date: Monday 07 June 2021

Reference: PSS-DIR-2021-04

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. 

This is an exciting time to join LSHTM.   Professor Liam Smeeth has been appointed as the incoming Director with effect from August 2021 and we are coming to the end of our current strategic plan period. The new Strategic Adviser will have the opportunity to shape new ideas and help plan for the future of the School. 

As the Strategic Adviser, you will be responsible for providing executive level strategic support and advice to the Director and his executive colleagues. The successful applicant will have a varied role encompassing strategic advice, project management, policy analysis, management and writing speeches and briefs for the Director and his executive team. 

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level and/or have substantial relevant experience and evidence of continuous professional development. You will have significant experience of supporting senior individuals in a large organisation and will have exceptional communication, influencing and diplomacy skill.  You will be able to demonstrate the ability to engage effectively with different groups of stakeholders both internal and external to the School.

The post is full-time and offered on a permanent basis. The salary will be on the Professional Services salary scale Grade 7 in the range £46,704 to £53,465 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). There is scope to offer a market supplement in addition to the basic salary for a suitably experienced candidate.  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 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 Please quote reference PSS-DIR-2021-04.

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. 

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life, particularly those under-represented in the University sector. We believe that when people feel respected and included they can be more creative, successful and happier at work. We strive to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices and experiences of our employees.

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