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IGHI Finance and Operations Officer

Department of Surgery & Cancer

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 23rd Jan 2022
  • Salary: £39,309 - £48,226
  • REF: MED02914
  • Closes: 20th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Job summary

The Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) is one of Imperial College London’s seven global institutes. The Institute aims to develop cutting edge solutions to the challenges faced by healthcare systems and to elicit transformational improvement in the quality and equity of patient care and population health and wellbeing.

The Finance and Operations Officer will support a portfolio of financial and operational management related activities across three of IGHI’s research centres; the Centre for Health Policy (CHP) , the Helix Centre , and the NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Centre (PSTRC).

You will oversee a diverse portfolio of research, non-research and education grants and projects, providing financial, resource and contract management oversight, ensuring projects are managed effectively and liaison with project stakeholders to track project objectives.

Working closely with the IGHI Operations team, you will suggest and develop systems and process improvements to build an efficient and effective financial and project management function. You will work with IGHI theme leads to ensure finance and operations principles are embedded through communication of best practice and guidance.

Duties and responsibilities

Duties include award management of grants and projects and managing complex budgets (including those over £1m) across multiple programmes of activity. You will oversee budgets for a range of projects and make suggestions about resource allocations based on funder and College policy and procedure. You will support management of collaborator and sub-contractor agreements and keep track of staff resource allocations highlighting gaps in funding and planning for longer term sustainability. You will ensure robust financial and operational systems are established to ensure efficiency and effectiveness and be proactive to make suggestions about improving procedure.

Essential requirements

You should have strong financial management capabilities and experience of managing multiple complex projects overseeing financial, contractual, and operational process. Key to the role are strong communication skills with the ability to translate complex information to a non-technical audience (in particular finances).

We are searching for a confident self-starter with the ability to contribute new ideas to deliver a more efficient and effective service. The ability to establish effective working relationships with a diverse range of people whilst being able to prioritise a high volume of work and work in an independent manner are also paramount.

Further information

This post is offered on a full time and fixed term basis for 12 months. The role is based at St. Mary’s Campus (Paddington).

Should you require any further details on the role please email Eleanor Challenger, IGHI Operations Manager: e.challenger@imperial.ac.uk

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research /

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework . Our values are:

  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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