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PhD Academy Assistant

Contract Type
£25,181 to £28,304 pa with potential to progress to £30,451 pa
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Job Description


PhD Academy

PhD Academy Assistant

Salary from £25,181 to £28,304 pa with potential to progress to £30,451 pa inclusive of London Allowance

The PhD Academy offers centralised services, social space and advanced training to the School’s 900 doctoral students.  It also hosts the LSE’s ESRC Doctoral Training Centre. The Academy is looking to appoint a PhD Academy Assistant to support senior colleagues in support of events, research council activities and communications for PhD students. This involves working on web pages, social media communications, Moodle and booking systems to support the Academy Team in delivering its student-facing activities to doctoral students. The role will also involve occasional support for the team in delivery of its other activities, including administration of processes around registration and examination.

You must have a good educational background and sound IT skills, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and databases. You will have previous work experience in an administrative capacity, preferably within the Higher Education sector. Good communication and interpersonal skills are crucial, as this role will involve working with a variety of students, faculty and staff. You should possess a high attention to detail and be able to organise and prioritise your own work.

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 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 18 June 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.