School of Public Policy
Executive Programmes Co-ordinator
Salary from £25,181 to £28,304 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £30,451 pa inclusive.
The new LSE School of Public Policy, launching in September 2018, aims to equip students with the skills and ideas to transform people and societies. The School of Public Policy will be an international community where ideas and practice meet, creating professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance.
The School of Public policy will carry forward the current postgraduate degree programmes of the extant Institute of Public Affairs, and as part of agreed institutional growth, plans are in development for an additional one-year full-time postgraduate degree from September 2019.
We are now seeking a full-time and permanent Executive Programmes Co-ordinator, with responsibility for two executive-style graduate degree programmes: the Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) and the Executive Master of Public Policy (EMPP). The EMPA and EMPP are taught in intensive week-long and weekend blocks allow working professionals to combine challenging careers and world-class education. The EMPA is open-enrolment, while the EMPP is a closed-entry degree for senior levels of the UK Civil Service. The two degrees share some teaching components and both are taught in intensive week-long and weekend blocks that allow working professionals to combine their careers with world-class education.
The post-holder will play a pivotal role in the smooth and efficient running of these degrees, being the first point of contact for queries from students and liaising with LSE’s academic faculty regarding course administration, learning resources and grading. The post-holder’s quality of work directly impacts the quality of the student experience: s/he is responsible for detailed planning of complex programme logistics, daily contact with students and their queries, liaison with academic faculty regarding learning and grading, and interaction with LSE’s central services to deliver a seamless student experience.
Candidates for this post should have some administrative experience and will need excellent professional communication skills, both written and spoken. Experience of working in a higher education environment or similar is needed, as well as outstanding skills in planning ahead across different activities. The post demands high levels of accuracy together with the initiative and ability to manage multiple priorities without constant direct supervision. Discretion, confidentiality and high levels of service are essential.
Given the format of teaching sessions for these executive-style degrees, a high degree of flexibility is needed during peak periods, with flexibility offered to the post-holder during quieter periods in return (to be discussed at interview). 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 linked to in the advert on the LSE website.
To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please call: 020 7106 1313.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 8th May (23.59 UK time). The interviews will be scheduled in the week commencing 21st May with the anticipated start date in mid-August. Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.