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Project Manager (Centre for Economic Transition Expertise)

London School of Economics and Political Science - Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Location: London
Salary: £40,229 to £48,456 per annum with potential to progress to £52,095 pa inclusive of London allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th June 2024
Closes: 30th June 2024

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Salary from £40,229 to £48,456 per annum with potential to progress to £52,095 pa inclusive of London allowance.

This is a fixed term appointment until 30 November 2026, with extension subject to funding.

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (the Institute), a research centre within the LSE, brings together international expertise from a wide range of disciplines, including economics, finance, geography, the environment, international development and the political economy. The Institute has established a new Centre for Economic Transition Expertise (CETEx), focused on leveraging, strengthening and amplifying research, and developing well targeted policy analysis and other outputs, by convening policymakers, and by providing technical support, assistance and capacity-building. This new centre will support the reforms necessary to deliver sustainable, inclusive and resilient economies and financial systems across Europe. We seek to appoint a project manager to lead on the operational management of CETEx.

Working closely with the CETEx team, the role covers a wide range of project management, delivery, communication, and project governance activities. The post holder will coordinate the work across research and policy projects, liaising with the internal team as well as with external partners, funders and policy makers. They will coordinate and document the status of deliverables and decision points for the project team, including those related to work plans, budgets, commissioned work, and reports to funders, and will support co-ordination of research-based policy outputs, dissemination and engagement activities.

Candidates will have a degree (or equivalent) in the social sciences, and demonstrable work experience in a university environment, or equivalent demonstrable project management experience of policy-oriented research activity. With experience in project coordination and delivery, co-ordinating the activity of others including of those with senior roles, and experience of developing and maintaining records, the post holder will also have excellent organisational skills and an ability to prioritise workloads whilst maintaining high attention to detail and work standards. With excellent communication skills they will also build effective and productive working relations within the team and with project partners. The ability to build mutual understanding and trust, taking time to develop strong professional relationships with colleagues, is essential.

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave, hybrid working 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.

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 gri.hr@lse.ac.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 June 2024 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.

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