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Executive Assistant

About the role

We are looking for an Executive Assistant to join a prestigious, North East based university.

This is a temporary 6 week contract for an experienced Executive Assistant to work within the Executive Office which sits at the heart of the university’s administration, providing executive administrative support for the university’s senior leadership team.

Hybrid working available dependent on operational requirements.

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Executive Officer on an operational level, but working closely with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor Global and team, this role will provide an exceptional and confidential administrative support service including project support.

You will:

  • Manage and organise professional business and administrative service processes, activities, events and/or resources to achieve defined targets and outcomes

  • Develop, implement and enforce recognised procedures to ensure compliance, coordinate effort and contribute to team goals

  • Provide professional guidance and advice to staff and students with the operational running of budgets, processes, data and information recording and assessment data

  • Ensure projects, activities, budgets and documents comply with internal university and external regulation, policy and procedures

  • Ensure accuracy by instituting recognised and routine checks, assessment criteria and techniques

  • Record data and information accurately, provide reports and distribute information to key stakeholders in the process or service

  • Use a range of digital media and tools to communicate with a diverse range of key stakeholders, both verbally and in written format who may need to access information across different geographic and time zones

  • Develop, plan and deliver internal and external events and activities for stakeholders

  • Establish, maintain and develop productive and ongoing relationships with stakeholders to influence perception of the university

You will be an experienced service practitioner, planning and coordinating of projects and work streams with inter-related activities and have the ability to plan and organize your own workload with or without involvement with project work streams.

How we will reward you:

  • 27 days annual leave, plus 4 customary days and 8 bank holidays (pro-rata for part time) and the option to purchase additional leave

  • Automatic enrolment into a pension scheme

  • Corporate and local discounts

  • Wellbeing resources and discounted health benefits

  • Health discounts on sports and activities at local venues

  • Reward and Recognition Schemes

  • Personal and career development

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, click ‘apply now’ and a member of our team will be in touch.

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