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Operations and Programmes Administrator (maternity cover)

London School of Economics
Contract Type
Fixed Term
£29,296 to £33,910 pa inclusive
Expiry Date
This is a fixed-term 13 month appointment to cover staff leave This is an exciting opportunity to join the team of an interdisciplinary institute at LSE

Job Description


The Operations and Programmes Administrator role provides administration as well as project and programme support for the Marshall Institute across its operations and programmes. This includes the planning and implementation of a range of events and programmes (including teaching and convening), office and facilities management, and supporting the institute’s governance processes.


The Operations and Programmes Administrator role offers considerable scope for the development of responsibilities to expand your current skill set in the areas of executive support, the administration and management of a research and teaching institute, as well as in event management, teaching and research administration. As a key member of the team your initiative and creativity will be crucial to ensuring the smooth operation of the Marshall Institute and the success of its programmes.


We are looking for an individual with enthusiasm for the aims of the Marshall Institute who has previous experience providing diary and travel management as well as event and/or programme administration in a busy and evolving environment. You should be comfortable multi-tasking and working across a large number of projects, be accessible and driven by the motivation to provide outstanding support and administration to the Marshall Institute and to deliver programmes and projects of the highest quality that make a difference in the world. Prior experience working, or demonstrable interest, in developing your career in higher education is desirable, and you should be skilled in corresponding with a wide range of stakeholders.  


This role can be offered as a secondment opportunity to enable existing LSE employees to broaden their knowledge, experience and skills by transferring to a different team/department. Existing employees wishing to apply for this role as a secondment opportunity should discuss the role and seek agreement from their substantive manager in advance of their application.


About the Marshall Institute

The Marshall Institute ( aims to inform and coordinate the efforts of practitioners, researchers, private citizens, corporations, public bodies and social entrepreneurs who are working to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges. Drawing upon the exceptional global reach, expertise and resources of existing departments, centres?and institutes within LSE, the Marshall Institute seeks to bring together the best of the world’s thinking to equip the foremost figures in the field, and the leaders of the future, with the knowledge they need to put philanthropic funding and social endeavour to best use.  

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities, such as the opportunity to take courses at LSE, including the LSE’s Summer School and online certificate programmes.


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 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 Wiebke Wenzel (


The closing date for receipt of applications is 21st October 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.