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HR & Operations Officer

Job Title: HR & Operations Officer
Reports to: Head of Finance, HR and Operations
Salary: £24,970 – £28,091 per annum
Location: 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Interviews: Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th of January 2019
Closing Date: 2nd January 2019


As we approach our 30 year anniversary, there’s never been a better time to join our dynamic, friendly team working to further global health. As the HR and Operations Officer you will join us to provide support to the Finance, HR and Operations team.

Job Purpose:

The HR & Operations Officer takes responsibility for all aspects of the administration for the charity, including supporting HR, Operations and IT (with outsourced support) processes. This post plays a key role in ensuring the efficient management and upkeep of the charity’s office.


  • Annual Leave: 25 days annual leave, plus 3 additional days between Christmas & New Year plus bank holidays
  • Pension: Three months probationary period after which the post-holder will be eligible to join the contributory pension scheme.
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Eye care voucher scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Subsidised staff canteen

How to Apply

To read the full job description please click here.

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining precisely how you satisfy the person specification to Jobs@thet.org on or before Wednesday 2nd of January 2019.

Interviews will be on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th of January 2019

Closing Date: 2nd January 2019

This post is UK based. Non-EC nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK

External Consultancy

Main purpose: to further develop THET’s approach to quality improvement with reference to the ESTHER Alliance EFFECt tool.

Role Title: Consultant

Expected timeline: 18 consulting days starting as soon as possible

Location: Based in The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

Reports to: Policy Manager Agreement

Fixed Term agreement until 28th February 2019 and to start as soon as possible

Closing Date: The post will close on Friday 14th December 2018. Interviews will be on a rolling basis


Who we are

Today, one billion people will never see a qualified health worker in their lives. For over thirty years, THET has been working to change this, training health workers to build a world where everyone has access to affordable and quality healthcare. We do this by leveraging the expertise and energy of the UK health community, supporting health partnerships between hospitals, colleges and clinics in the UK and those overseas.


To develop a clear narrative for health partnership practitioners which situates THET health partnerships within a wider context. To analyze how different quality improvement methodologies can complement one another and develop a clear narrative and a set of protocols to help health partnership practitioners utilize the associated tools


1. A desk research review to establish all typologies of health partnerships

2. A narrative that situates THET’s conception of health partnerships within this wider typology

3. A consolidation of health partnership tools (such as the PoPs health check, the ESTHER Alliance’s EFFECt tool and WHO’s Twinning Partnership for Improvement methodology) to include narrative and protocols which support THET health partnerships to improve the quality of their approach

Essential experience

  • A thorough understanding of the health partnership approach
  • A strong background in quality improvement in relation to the health partnership approach
  • A track record of developing quality improvement tools and resources
  • Knowledge of the UK NHS and health systems in Africa
  • A strong understanding of international development with a focus on health system strengthening, health workforce strengthening and / or health partnerships

General Competencies

  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Well organised and able to work within tight deadlines
  • Excellent written English
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • High levels of flexibility and commitment

Expression of Interest

The consultant that meets the above requirements and is available within the time period indicated above should submit an expression of interest which describes how their background reflects the above competencies and how they would approach this consultancy.  They should also include a copy of the candidate’s CV with one reference (we will only contact the reference of the successful candidate) to Jobs@thet.org by 16th December 2018. Interviews will be on a rolling basis and the candidate can start as soon as possible

For the full job description please click here.

Closing Date: on Sunday 16th of December 2018

This post is UK based. Non-EC nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK.

Data Protection Policy for Employee Data

Data protection legislation regulates the way in which certain data about yourself (received as part of applying for employment with the Tropical Health & Education Trust (THET), both in paper and electronic form is used and held.

The following statement describes the type of data that the THET keeps about job applicants and the purpose for which it is kept and your rights under the GDPR related to data processed about you, should you apply to work for the THET. This applies whether your application is received direct by the THET or via an agency.

Processing job applications

From the point at which we receive your application for employment with the THET, the THET will need to maintain and process data about you for the purposes of reaching and communicating a recruitment decision and production of an offer of employment if appropriate. Such data is normally retained for six months following completion of our recruitment processes in the event of an offer of employment not being made.

Should an offer be made a further fair processing notice will be provided alongside any offer covering how such data is used and stored during the processing of offers and subsequent employment.

Processing at the recruitment stage includes the collection, storage, retrieval, alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. The kind of data that the THET will process includes:

  • Interview details including notes of interviewers, dates and times
  • Candidate’s work history
  • Qualifications and experience relevant to the role
  • Ethnic origin (for monitoring purposes only)
  • Disabilities (for monitoring and adjustments only)
  • Date of birth (for post-employment health checks and adjustments advice only)
  • Contact details, including addresses, phone numbers and other contact details including historical address records for staff vetting and ID verification
  • Criminal records (only where relevant to role and where legally permitted)
  • Court judgements and directorships (only where relevant to role and where legally permitted)
  • References provided by previous employers and personal or educational referees
  • National Insurance number
  • Rights to work information for example copies of passports, ID cards, residence permits
  • Documents to confirm identity and address for example the above and utility bills, bank statements

THET believes that those records are consistent with the recruiter, candidate and in the event of an offer being made, employer relationship between the THET and yourself and with our requirements under data protection legislation.

Applicant and employee data

The data the THET holds may be held and processed to meet the THET’s legal responsibilities and also for the purposes of management and administration of an offer of employment, ascertaining suitability for employment, to comply with equal opportunity, immigration and money laundering legislation and, from time to time, the need to disclose data it holds about you to relevant third parties (or example where legally obliged to do so by HM Revenue and Customs, UK Border or other public authority, or where requested to do so by yourself for the purpose of giving a reference).

In some cases, the THET will use automated profiling methods to analyse the above data, including against standard industry benchmarks, but will not use such methods as the sole basis for any related decision making.

In some cases the THET may also hold sensitive data, as defined by the legislation, about you. This could be information about health, criminal convictions and financial debts and directorships.

If you wish to view the information held about you, you must make a written request to the HR & Operations at gdprinfo@thet.org . You may, within a period of thirty days of your written request, inspect and/or have a copy (subject to the requirements of the legislation) of information held about you and, if necessary, require corrections should such records be faulty.

Your rights under the GDPR also include the following:

  • The right to rectification
  • Right to erasure (sometimes known as the right to be forgotten)
  • Right to restrict processing
  • Right to data portability
  • Right to object
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling

Should you have any complaints regarding the handling of your data you have the right to lodge a complaint with, HR & Operations at gdprinfo@thet.org .