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PhD Programme Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

10-12 month Maternity Cover

Support and Enhance our PhD Programme

We are looking for a motivated PhD Programme Manager to join our forward-thinking Research and Faculty Office. You’ll manage the student life cycle from admission to graduation and deliver a high quality student experience. Help us continually enhance the quality of applications, and onboard the best new talent to take us into the future.

Main Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of operational plans for the delivery of the PhD Programme
  • Work closely with Faculty Coordinators, managing progress requirements for all PhD students
  • Manage operational and Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference budgets, as well as assist students with external grant applications
  • Ensure an impeccable student experience, monitoring progress milestones, the examination process, pastoral care and student facilities
  • Take control of applications and admissions, issuing Certificates of Sponsorship and handling visa issues
  • Line management (one direct report)

Who we are looking for

  • Previous experience working in a Higher Education environment
  • Student facing experience desirable
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Able to work with a variety of software and databases
  • Sound project management skills

Why London Business School

London Business School; a global and vibrant business community based in two of the world’s most dynamic cities, London and Dubai. It’s where extraordinary minds and diverse perspectives connect, to have a profound impact on the way the world does business and the way business impacts the world. We offer best in class hybrid learning to our students and participants, whilst creating a flexible, supportive and dynamic working environment for our people to excel in, whatever their location. 

What you can expect from us

Benefits You Can Enjoy


  • Generous annual leave of 27 days PLUS extra between Christmas and New Year!
  • Generous pension package, 21.4% employer contribution (in return for employee enrolment and contribution)
  • Free onsite gym and swimming pool
  • Amazing range of professional development to support your career path
  • Enhanced cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing offering to support your physical, mental and financial health
  • Up to 5 days volunteering leave or parent /carer emergency leave


All enjoyed in a Smart (hybrid) Working environment so we’re looking forward to discussing how, where and when you might work best to deliver in your new role.

Our commitment to driving inclusion and belonging 


We are a globally reaching institution, committed to creating tangible and sustainable change in driving inclusion & belonging within our School, education and society at large.  We are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone in our community feels they belong and thrive. This is a key school priority, and we want everyone who joins LBS to feel respected, welcomed, and heard. 


Please note we start screening CVs and interviewing candidates from the start of a campaign. A successful candidate could progress to offer before the advertised closing date. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible if you are interested in any roles.

Closing date: 24th May 2022

London Business School

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