Contracts Assistant

London (GB)
19 Jun 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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International Growth Centre
Contracts Assistant
Salary from £24,760 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £27,831 pa inclusive
This is a fixed term appointment until 30 September 2018 and is a full time role based at the IGC Head Office located within LSE, in central London
The IGC aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research. The IGC directs a global network of world-leading researchers and in-country teams in Africa and South Asia and works closely with partner governments to generate high quality research and policy advice on key growth challenges.  Based at LSE and in partnership with the University of Oxford, the IGC is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
Applications are invited for the role of IGC Contracts Assistant to end of September 2018.
The Contracts Assistant supports the Contracts Manager, Research Awards Manager and other members of the finance and administrative teams in the smooth running of the procedural activities of the International Growth Centre (IGC). Excellent written and IT skills, as well as the ability to work accurately with great attention to detail under time constraints, are essential.
The successful applicant will have:

  • a good general standard of education, preferably to degree level (or equivalent)
  • experience of working in an administrative role
  • excellent IT skills – Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • excellent communication and writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively and confidently at all levels  
  • ability to plan and organise own workload in order to consistently meet deadlines, often under pressure

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.
To apply for this post, please go to 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 Elizabeth Mirhady at
To find out more about the position, please go to  The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 4th July, 2017 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.
Interviews are likely to be held w/c 10th July 2017.

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