Project Coordinator

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Salary: £31,770 – £36,009 plus benefits
Location: South Kensington

Job Summary

Established in 2017, the Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation (CHEPI) — one of the largest and most active research centres at Imperial College Business School — is currently participating in over 10 large scale funded research projects involving faculty across Imperial College London and other leading academic institutions. Among them, we are coordinating the Science & Technology in childhood Obesity Policy (STOP) project — a European Commission funded Horizon 2020 project — involving 31 research, advocacy and governmental organisations from 16 countries.

CHEPI is seeking a highly motivated, efficient, flexible, and hard-working individual to support the coordination of our larger research projects that have complex and significant project management requirements. This role will involve working with the Director of CHEPI, Prof. Franco Sassi; the Centre Manager, Dr Jack Olney; other members of CHEPI faculty, research and administrative staff; key Imperial College and external collaborators.

The majority of this role will focus on the management of the STOP project. In order for STOP and our other research projects to be successful, we need a Project Coordinator with a keen eye for detail and a highly motivated personality who is both confident working in a large multi-disciplinary team spread across multiple countries, and also capable of completing tasks independently.

This is a fast-paced environment where tasks, milestones and deliverables need to be completed at pace, but with attention to detail. The STOP project will also require frequent communication with the wider project management team, which includes members based overseas, and the STOP Project Officer at the European Commission.

Duties and responsibilities

You will Support Prof. Franco Sassi and Dr Jack Olney in the management of research projects undertaken by CHEPI; this will predominantly involve the management and administration of the STOP project. As the first responder to project management queries and issues, you will triage incoming emails and pass them to the relevant team member to action where necessary. In addition to this, you will support the smooth running of our research projects, ensure project tasks are progressing as planned, regularly update the centre director and manager with progress reports and alert them to any urgent issues requiring attention. You will be responsible for organising key project meetings (e.g. Scientific Advisory Board & General Assembly), teleconference calls, and will support the finance team in coordinating the distribution of payments to partners and the completion of timesheets along with along with liaising with our Project Officer at the European Commission to update her on progress.

Essential requirements

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent (essential)
  • Administrative support experience (essential)
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team (essential)
  • Excellent written and spoken communication and networking skills (essential)
  • Polite and professional phone manner (essential)
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to make long-term plans (essential)
  • Ability to pick up new skills on the job (essential)

Further Information

The position is a full-time fixed term for 18 months. Candidates must be able to commence the post by June 2019.

Candidates are required to complete an online application.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Professor Franco Sassi, [email protected] or Dr Jack Olney, [email protected] 

Should you have any queries please contact: [email protected] 



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