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Senior Personal Assistant to the Director

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Senior Personal Assistant to the Director

We are seeking a professional and highly capable individual to provide exceptional support to Professor Nicholas Lemoine, Director of the Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London and Medical Director of the NIHR Clinical Research Network. The role will focus on ensuring the smooth, efficient and effective running of the Director’s business agenda as well as contributing more broadly to supporting the wider leadership of the Institute.

The postholder is responsible for providing high-quality executive assistant support to the Director and will act with integrity and discretion, ensuring that professional and quality service standards are consistently maintained and applied within the role.

The postholder will be the first point of contact and a key external representative of the Director’s Office, liaising on a daily basis with high profile external stakeholders, staff and students. The role provides a unique opportunity to gain broad experience in a high-level role, managing a complex diary and juggling a number of competing priorities.

About the Department

The role holder works with the Institute Manager and other team members to provide overall executive support to the Director and support the overall effectiveness of the wider Institute team. The role will require considerable initiative, judgement and adaptability to decide on appropriate courses of action, working in a busy and fast-paced environment.

The Director’s Office is a supportive and collegiate working environment, where teamwork and a collaborative approach to work is valued.

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 Charterhouse square campus London. It is a full time, permanent appointment. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £38,655 – £45,479 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 Dr Delphine Purves, Institute Manager at [email protected].

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

The closing date for applications is 19 August 2022.

Interviews are expected to be held soon after the closing date

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