Executive Assistant to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research

University of York
November 27, 2022
Offerd Salary:£27,131 - £33,314
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Executive Assistant to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research


Executive Operations Department


£27,131 - £33,314 per year


Grade 5

Contract status


Hours of work


Based at

University of York campus (with some remote working options available)

Interview date

Week commencing 5 December 2022

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  • Role Description Department

    This is a key role within the Executive Operations Department contributing to an exciting and diverse portfolio led by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research. The post holder works across the Pro-Vice-Chancellor's portfolio providing executive support and designing and delivering projects across all areas of the academic portfolio, as well as collaborations with other academic and industry partners. The Executive Operations Department provides all the administrative support to the Vice-Chancellor and Senior Officers of the University of York and ensures that their responsibilities are fulfilled in an effective manner.


    To support the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, by providing a wide range of project and administrative services. This role is both inward and outward facing and will work closely with all areas of the University, and in particular the External Relations and Research Innovation and Knowledge Exchange teams. The post holder will have an opportunity to develop strong working relationships with external partners and develop a programme of events to raise the visibility and impact of the University's work in the above areas.

    Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

    This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to be involved at the heart of the University of York's central leadership team. You will be supporting the development and delivery of the institution's strategic goals and helping to make a real impact across the university.

    We are looking for someone who is highly organised, who can develop an understanding of various competing priorities and ensure that senior management time and focus is maximised. Ideally you'll have experience of providing support at a senior level and demonstrate first rate problem solving skills to ensure logistical challenges can be anticipated and overcome.

    You'll need to be capable of independent working at times while also building your own networks both across the university and with external stakeholders as you work to deliver on a variety of projects. We're looking for someone to join our team and make a real contribution.

    Interview date: Interviews will be held online week commencing 05/12/2022

    For informal enquiries: Please contact Kathryn Hague, Executive Officer via kathryn.hague@york.ac.uk

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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