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Centre Administrator/PA to the Centre Lead - QMUL25878

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £28,208 - £34,733 per annum (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL25878
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 01-Oct-2021
Closing date: 15-Oct-2021

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About the Role

Applications are sought for a Centre Administrator to provide administrative, budgetary and secretarial support to the Centre Lead and deputy Centre Lead, Laboratory or Centre Manager and other assigned members of staff in their execution of Centre-related tasks, and assisting in the planning and organisation of the centre’s activities. The post will be based in the Centre for Haemato-Oncology, Barts Cancer Institute, within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

About You

Essential requirements for this post include GCSE (Grade C or above) or equivalent including English and Maths. Significant secretarial/administrative experience, in a busy executive setting, as well as the ability to prioritise a varied workload and meet deadlines, is essential. Experience of financial and other record keeping would be an advantage. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential.

About the Institute

The Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) is a Cancer Research UK Centre of Excellence whose work aims to transform the lives of those with and at risk of cancer through innovative research in the laboratory, in patients and in populations. BCI is internationally renowned in many areas of cancer research and it combines ground-breaking basic research with the expertise of clinicians and clinician scientists from the Centre for Experimental Cancer Medicine and the Barts NHS Trust to achieve improvements in cancer patient care. BCI is also a partner in the CRUK City of London Major Centre (together with UCL, Kings and the Francis Crick Institute) which is a Centre of Excellence in Biotherapeutics.  BCI is committed in supporting and developing future cancer researchers through its extensive postgraduate training.  It is one of six institutes within The School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD).


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 Charterhouse Square Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), permanent appointment. The starting salary will be Grade 3, in the range of £28,208 - £34,733 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 Laura Odell at or on +44 (0)20 7882 3503.

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The closing date for applications is 15 October 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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