Administrative Assistant (Placement)

Loughborough University
February 14, 2023
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Administrative Assistant (Placement)

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This vacancy is only available to recent Loughborough University graduates (either those graduating last year or this academic year, July 2023) OR current undergraduate students at Loughborough University looking to undertake a placement year. Students requiring sponsorship are not eligible to apply for this position.

The position is full-time and fixed term for up to 12 months, starting in August 2023.

We are looking for a talented and committed individual to join the University's Planning Team, within the Vice-Chancellor's Office. With regular exposure to strategic university decision making and the opportunity to work with senior University managers this placement position will be of particular interest to students or graduates looking to pursue a career within the higher education sector or those looking to gain experience of strategic decision making and central administrative functions in a multi-million pound business. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on various projects and will gain transferable skills which will benefit their future career.

Applicants should be highly organised and have excellent communication skills with strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software packages.

Duties will include:

  • administrative support for committees and working groups such as scheduling meetings and sending out agendas and other meeting papers.
  • organisational and administrative support for strategic level events and meetings.
  • supporting the staffing expenditure approval process.
  • providing general office administration support.
  • Becoming more diverse, equitable and inclusive is one of the six strategic aims of the new University Strategy, Creating Better Futures. Together:

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    We are committed to equality of opportunity, eliminating discrimination and creating an inclusive working environment for everyone. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex or sexual orientation. More information on our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion activities including staff networks and Athena Swan and Race Equity Charter commitments are available here: https: // www.

    We have introduced dynamic working and will consider a combination of remote and campus-based working, where possible. Please note that there is a general expectation that the successful candidate will spend the majority of time working on the Loughborough campus.

    Closing date: Tuesday 14 February

    Interview date: Friday 24 February. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified via email by no later than Friday 17 February.

    To be considered for interview, candidates must complete the application form in full and evidence the essential criteria required for the role outlined in the person specification. In some cases, the recruiting panel may also consider the desirable criteria. Interviews will take place in-person on the Loughborough University campus.

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    Please contact the line manager of this post Amanda Silverwood, Senior Planning Officer (Strategy and Governance) by email at [email protected] or by telephone on 0150 228008 for any informal enquires.

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