Job offer in england Executive PA to Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) at University of Exeter

An exciting opportunity has arisen to provide high level PA support to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the University of Exeter. This full-time post is available immediately on a fixed term basis until 31 December 2019.

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98%of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

About the role

This post would suit a highly experienced PA who wishes to develop their career in support of a senior management team at a highly successful university. You will be educated to degree level or similar qualification, have excellent organisational and communication skills, a high level of interpersonal skills and good all-round IT skills. Previous experience of providing PA support to senior staff in the public or private sectors is also essential, and working previous experience of working in higher education is highly desirable.

You will work as part of an integrated executive support team, supporting the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Tim Quine, to manage and prioritise his workload through expert, proactive diary management. You will be expected to contribute to a range of key projects and activities, and will have a strong awareness of dealing with people at the highest level, both nationally and internationally. In this challenging role, you will be expected to exercise judgement to manage competing priorities in a very busy working environment. An understanding of how to deal with sensitive and confidential information, as well as the possession of excellent written and inter-personal skills, is absolutely essential. 

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

For further information, please contact Jonathan Critchley, email or (01392) 723043. 

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, onsite gym, cycle to work scheme, sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy; and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.


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