Full time

Job Title: Administrator – Funds and Grants Team
Location: London
Job Type: Permanent and Full Time

Agencies: We will only work with recruitment partners on our preferred supplier list and will not engage with speculative CVs submitted.

LifeArc, we want to hear from people who are as passionate as we are about making life science life changing that can improve patients’ lives.

A bit about the role:

The Grants/Funds Administrator will support the Grants/Funds team. The Administrator will ensure smooth management of their day-to-day affairs, handling sensitive and complex issues in a professional manner taking initiative as appropriate. The Administrator will be involved in the end-to-end activities required for successful funding panel meetings across several of LifeArc’s key funding initiatives.


About you:

  • You will take a lead role in supporting major funding initiatives and panels.
  • Scheduling appointments and organising diary entries assessing priorities and rescheduling where necessary
  • Setting reminders for meetings, appointments, and other important tasks
  • Arranging conferences, workshops, seminars, and other events for internal and external attendees
  • Be able to work without prescriptive processes and on issues where sufficient information may not be available.  
  • Miscellaneous tasks as required to support the team.
  • Other projects/duties as assigned for the overall benefit of the organisation.



  • No formal qualification is required for this role, but it is expected that the incumbent will have A-Level education or equivalent.


Skills & abilities:

  • Demonstrable experience of providing administrative support to colleagues at all levels. 
  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Office   
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail. 
  • High degree of professionalism in dealing with diverse groups of people, including senior executives, employees, academics, and industry partners. 
  • Demonstrate initiative when making decisions regarding priorities and available time. 
  • Ability to complete a high volume of tasks and projects with only some guidance.
  • Ability to react with appropriate levels of urgency to situations and events 
  • Ability to deal with sensitive information with discretion and to maintain confidentiality. 
  • Possess sound judgment. 
  • A flexible, pro-active approach to work including the ability to prioritise and re-prioritise.


About us:

At LifeArc, our ambition is to make life science life changing. We do this by advancing scientific discoveries beyond the lab, faster, so that they can shape the next generation of diagnostics, treatments, and cures. 

Working at the cutting edge of translational science and as the early-stage translation specialists, we progress scientific discoveries on their journey to becoming a medicine, diagnostic or intervention that can improve patients’ lives. Our work begins by seeking out innovative science, then helping to develop this to a point where there is a clinical and commercial pathway for others to invest the time and money to take it further forward. 

 What we can offer you:

Salary will be determined by qualifications and experience along with other exceptional benefits. Because we understand everyone has different requirements, our flexible benefits allow you to choose those which are important to you. Our pension scheme offers employer contributions of up to 12%, private health insurance, and annual leave of 31 days PLUS bank holidays. 

Join us, and you’ll have the scope to be creative and take measured risks. You’ll be rewarded for your curiosity, for working as one team, and for learning fast. And you’ll have everything you need to be your best every day. 

Don’t meet every single requirement? At LifeArc we are dedicated in building an inclusive workplace and a diverse workforce that can bring a range of skills, new ideas and innovative thinking to our work. So, whatever your background or lived experience, if you’re excited about this role, but perhaps feel you don’t meet every requirement in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. Our top priority is finding the best candidate, and you may be just the right person for this or other roles.

We all have potential. At LifeArc, you’ll discover what you can really do with it.



Apply now - and start translating your potential!

At LifeArc, we commit to advancing equal opportunities and building a diverse workforce by ensuring a fair, inclusive, and accessible recruitment experience for all. We employ individuals based on their suitability for the work to be performed and their potential for development, regardless of age, sex, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion, or belief. Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion includes creating a culture where everyone feels they belong, is valued for who they are and has the opportunity to translate their potential.

We want every candidate to do their very best. If you require special assistance or reasonable adjustments, please be sure to let us know in advance what will be most useful for you and/ or to discuss your needs.

We only work with recruitment partners on our preferred supplier list, and will not engage with speculative CVs submitted.

Please note we are actively recruiting, and the closing date may be brought forward if we find the right person for this role.

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