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Finance and HR Coordinator

LSE, Centre for Economic Performance

Salary from £37,197 to £44,802 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £48,168 pa inclusive of London allowance

This is a fixed term appointment for 3 years, in the first instance

LSE's Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), one of Europe's leading economic research centres, is seeking an experienced Finance and HR Coordinator to oversee its day-to-day financial and personnel administration. CEP is a friendly and lively Centre, with some 100 associated academics, research staff, PhD students and support staff who you will be working with.

You will manage multiple Centre research budgets, working closely with investigators and research staff, and LSE's Research Division. Together with the Centre Manager, you will produce forward planning information for senior management and funder reports. You will manage the Centre's recruitment and appointment of staff in close liaison with LSE HR, including both salaried staff and hourly paid researchers. For both roles you will need to maintain and improve office systems and records.

Key skills and experience for the job include: working with great accuracy and attention to detail on financial documentation and data, including budget formulation, reporting and control; producing clear and informative financial and management reports; conveying complex information in an accessible and clear way; working on multiple projects in the face of competing priorities and deadlines; providing solutions and options to meet the requirements of Centre colleagues.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the "contact us" links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please contact Harriet Ogborn

The closing date for receipt of applications is 17 November 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

CEP Occasional Research Assistants

The Centre for Economic Performance invites postgraduate students to apply for Occasional Research Assistantships

Occasional Research Assistants are offered facilities and full membership of the centre and an hourly rate of pay (currently around £17.50 to £20 an hour) to provide on average a day or more's research assistance a week. Working on centre projects usually provides students with material, data etc for their PhD and helps them define a thesis topic more quickly. In some cases we will offer places to associate scholars who will not carry out research assistance but whose own research is well advanced and can contribute to the Centre's programme of work.

For detailed information about research undertaken at the CEP please read the CEP Programme of Work 2020 - 2025 and browse our website.

If you have a keen interest in working in one of the Centres' main research areas, complete and return the ORA application form (available in Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word).

CEP Summer Internship Programme

Applications for 2021 are now closed.

The CEP has a small number of vacancies for Summer Internships from May to October open to Economics graduates and postgraduates. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience of research in practice and can lead on to longer Occasional Research Assistantships with the Centre.

Download further information and an application form, available as a PDF file or word document.

Please return your completed application form to Linda Cleavely, email, with the subject line 'ORA your surname' (e.g. ORA Smith).