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Vacancy: Centre Manager – Centre for Longitudinal Studies


The UCL Institute of Education’s Department of Social Science is looking to recruit a Centre Manager to join the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

Closing date: 06 August 2017, latest time for submissions 23:59
Interview date: TBC
Contract: Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £42,304 – £49,904 per annum

A job description and person specification can be accessed on the UCL job page.


Applicants are invited to apply for the Centre Manager position in the Department of Social Science (DSS) which houses the Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

This is a key role leading the CLS administration team, which supports the smooth running of the four cohort studies at CLS through a number of functions including financial management, strategic planning and project management, governance and reporting, general administration, and diary support.

The Centre Manager will bring a high-level of expertise in pre and post- award financial management and administration of the complex set of research grants held by CLS which are currently worth in total more than £30m, the largest of which is the CLS Resource Centre 2015-2020 award of £17m. In addition, the Centre Manager is responsible for all the other functions of the administration team, providing leadership and line management support to (currently) four centre administrators.

Key requirements

Candidates should have a first degree or equivalent, extensive experience of financial administration within Higher Education or within a research environment, extensive experience of research administration, including the provision of administrative support to research programmes, support of reporting and governance structures to funders, and project management. You will be an experienced team leader and line manager. You will have excellent numeracy skills and confidence in managing and organising large amounts of data, including financial data, using spreadsheets and databases, with the ability to analyse and interpret complex financial and other information, and communicate and report on financial information to a very high standard of quality in terms of presentation and accuracy, and to recommend appropriate courses of action.

A professional qualification in financial administration (accounting or other qualification) is desirable.

Further details

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button on the UCL job listing.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Professor Alissa Goodman,, or to arrange an appointment to speak to Alissa please contact Geeting Wong,