Research Programme Manager

London (GB)
£38,533 to £43,759 per annum
01 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Programme Manager

Department of Disease Control

Salary:   £38,533 to £43,759 per annum inclusive
Closing Date:   Tuesday 21 November 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed 
Reference:  ITD-DCD-48

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Research Programme Manager to take responsibility for managing a large programme funded by the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). The post holder will be an integral part of the management team of the $4m “Improving Human Health” (IHH) programme, and will be responsible for all aspects of management and coordination of this novel and multi-faceted programme.  

The major responsibilities of the post are in the areas of project management and leadership, financial management, relationship management, contracts and reporting, internal and external communications and human resource management.

The ideal candidate should have higher education to degree level or equivalent, or substantial relevant experience, proven evidence of continuing professional development, such as attendance on internal or external study programmes, experience of managing large and complex projects and staff in a busy office environment, preferably with multiple overseas partners; this experience should include creating budgets, monitoring accounts and producing financial projections and reports. The post-holder should also have experience of professional work within a higher education institution or similar environment. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

The post is initially available for 12 months with the possibility of extension. Salary is on the Professional Support Pathway Grade 6 scale from £38,533 to £43,759 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting).  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.

Applications should be made online via our website at  The closing date is 21 November 2017 and the reference for this post is ITD-DCD-48.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to

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.