Human Resources

Executive Officer (Research and Innovation) - QMUL22146

Department: Office of The Principal
Salary: £55,840 - £62,415 per annum (Grade 7)
Reference: QMUL22146
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 10-Jul-2020
Closing date: 09-Aug-2020

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About the Role

The Office of the Principal wishes to appoint an Executive Officer to provide high-level support to the Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation), facilitating effective strategic planning and strategy execution through the management of a wide portfolio of activities and projects involving research and analysis; internal and external communications; and the management of complex internal and external processes, for which decision-making powers will be delegated to the postholder.

About You

This position requires that the post-holder exercise substantial discretion and independent judgement, relating to the work undertaken by the Vice-Principal. The post-holder will act with a high degree of initiative and autonomy in organising and prioritising personal workload, recognising that the role entails managing a range of tasks at any one time, while exercising discretion and independent judgement.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time permanent appointment/fixed term appointment. The starting salary will be Grade 7, in the range of £55,840 - £62,415 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to James McSean, Head of the Principal’s Office, at or on 020 7882 5001.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 09 August 2020. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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