Maternity Cover - Senior Administrative Manager

07/12/2018, 23:55

Clinical Studies
Paediatric Solid Tumour Biology and Therapeutics
Full time
Fixed Term
10 Months
35 hours
£30,953 - £44,202
The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

This is a temporary maternity cover post to provide some critical administrative cover to the Professor of Paediatric Solid Tumour Biology.

Please note we do not envisage this being a direct and exact cover for the existing postholder.  

We are looking to recruit someone with exceptional ability and a substantive track record in providing robust proactive and reactive administrative management at a very high level.  Ideally, the successful candidate will also have experience of dealing with administrative management across multiple projects and clinical trials and some project management experience would be ideal though not essential. 

Experience in the not for profit/NHS/charity sector is critical and ideally the successful candidate will be familiar with scientific and medical terminology and working in a research setting.  The successful candidate must be educated to degree level, ideally in business or administrative management or a scientific subject.   The successful candidate must also be able to deal with working within a sometimes upsetting subject area or in an environment where animal research is routinely undertaken. 

The successful candidate must have the following demonstrable personal qualities: calm, confident and meticulous approach to their work; highly organised with a real “can do” attitude. Discrete and aware of the importance of confidentiality.  They should also be proficient and confident in the use of Microsoft office, Adobe, Outlook as well as mathematically literate.


This post is critical to the activities of the Professor and the Team.  The team’s ambition is to:

1) undertake translational research into the most devastating childhood cancer to ultimately discover better treatment options for these children;
2) to actively run clinical trials which stratify children to personalised medicine trials. To aid these ambitions it is vital that the administrative functions for this team are delivered to the highest standards.

For more details please refer to the job description and person specification below.

To discuss the role informally please contact: Ms Regan Barfoot, Business and Operations Manager, Paediatric Solid Tumour Biology Group ( 
Please do not send CVs to this email address as they will not be considered.  Please use the recruitment application link below.

ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UK - This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a tier 2 certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore ICR will not be able to sponsor individuals who require the right to work in the UK to carry out this role. 

We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.
Additional Documentation for Candidates

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