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Personal Assistant to the Director

London School of Economics
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
£25,181 to £28,304 pa inclusive, with potential to progress to £30,451 pa inclusive
Expiry Date
Personal Assistant to the Director

Job Description

We are seeking a well-organised and reliable individual to act as Personal Assistant to the Director of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa and the Centre for Public Authority and International Development and as Research Administrator across a number of existing grants. This is a varied and stimulating post and will consist of a wide range of PA duties. These will include managing of the Director’s diary; arranging meetings; preparing and circulating of papers, agendas and minutes; making travel arrangements and copy-editing/preparing documents for publication. In addition, the PA will have opportunities to engage in planning and hosting events and assisting with research communications. This role offers a suitable candidate the opportunity to join one of the foremost social science universities in the world, with a global reach and international student intake.

Candidates should be highly organised with the ability to plan, prioritise, multi-task and work to deadlines. Candidates will be educated to degree level and have previous experience in administration, preferably within an HE institution, or PA work. Demonstrable experience is required in maintaining efficient office systems and strong attention to detail. The candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people and organisations. The willingness to support research and academic programmes are essential.

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

The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 October 2017 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Interviews will take place week commencing 9 October 2017.