Cochrane seeks Special Advisor to the Editor in Chief - London, UK

Cochrane seeks Special Advisor to the Editor in Chief - London, UK

Specifications: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, UK
Application Closing Date: 14th June 2018

The Special Advisor will support the Editor in Chief by overseeing the management of key projects related to our targets, managing key staff, and by ensuring that there is close co-ordination of projects and work programmes across all the Editorial and Methods Department (EMD) units, and with other groups and individuals where appropriate.

The successful candidate will provide operational input and intelligence to the Editor in Chief, ensure that challenges are addressed or escalated appropriately, and that the work of the EMD is as efficient and effective as possible. She/he will also support the Editor and Deputy Editor in Chief in preparing and managing budgets.

We are looking for a self-motivated and highly organised individual who is able to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse range of contacts across the world.  The successful candidate will also have:

  • Experience in critical projects that focus on delivering aspects of the Cochrane Strategy to 2020, improving the Cochrane Library, and delivering better products and services to end users.
  • Detailed knowledge of the mission and vision of Cochrane Library and in-depth understanding of the needs of its users and the processes that underpin its production
  • Significant experience of programme and/or project management
  • Excellent decision making, problem solving, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Proven ability to take senior-level responsibility
  • IT literacy and the ability to gain an understanding of the technological aspects of the product, both in terms of its production and publication
  • Very strong communication and presentation skills, and the ability to translate content deliverables to editorial, content, business and technology focussed colleagues
  • Ability to analyse, pull together and present the key content, business and technology elements to inform sound strategic decisions

Cochrane is a global, independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by synthesizing research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm and where more research is needed. Our work is recognised as the international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send a CV along with a supporting statement to with Special Advisor in the subject line.  The supporting statement should indicate why you are applying for the post, and how far you meet the requirements for the post outlined in the job description using specific examples.  List your experience, achievements, knowledge, personal qualities, and skills which you feel are relevant to the post.

For further information, please see the full job description.

Deadline for applications: 14th June 2018 (12 midnight GMT)
Interviews to be held on: (TBC)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018