Job offer in london Programme Manager – UK Public Health Rapid Support Team at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

We are seeking an enthusiastic Programme Manager to join the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK PHRST). UK PHRST is a new collaborative endeavour led jointly by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Public Health England (PHE) to provide support for response and operational research in outbreaks that have the potential to become significant public health events in low or middle-income countries (LMICs).

The Programme Manager will have overall management responsibility for the LSHTM-led objectives of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK PHRST). The major responsibilities of the post are in the areas of project management and leadership, financial management, relationship management, contracts and reporting, and teaching and capacity building. The successful candidate will be expected to develop policies, lead a team in a changing environment, and be the overall responsibility for the supervision and monitoring of all expenditure relating to the budget.

The successful candidate will have a post graduate degree or equivalent experience in public health management, and will have significant experience of management in an academic institution or similar environment. Strong leadership, management, and communication skills are essential, along with a proven ability to work under pressure to manage urgent situations both independently and in collaboration with a wide variety of partners.

The post is available full-time commencing as soon as possible. The post will be available as a fixed-term contract and is funded until 31 March 2021 in the first instance. The salary will be on the LSHTM Professional Support Pathway Grade 7 scale, in the range £44,226 – £50,629 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). 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.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should include a CV and the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to, quoting the job reference EPH-IDE-56.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience, and training meet each of the 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. Answers to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are unable to attend the interview we may be unable to offer an alternative date.

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


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