Executive Assistant

University of Plymouth
June 16, 2024
Offerd Salary:£28,759 - £32,982
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£28,759 - £32,982 per annum - Grade 5

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Full-Time, Fixed-Term

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Professional/Support Services
Executive Assistant


We are seeking an Executive Assistant to play a pivotal role in supporting our Head of the School of Biological and Marine Sciences. You will be a proactive problem solver with outstanding communication skills and an eye for detail. You should have a proven track record in an office setting, adept at handling administrative tasks and offering robust support to leadership. Experience using management software such as ASANA is essential. In our dynamic school environment, we depend on our Executive Assistant to be adaptable and reliable, while maintaining the utmost confidentiality of high-level operations and systems.

Under the guidance of the Head of School and as a member of the School of Biological and Marine Sciences, you will be responsible for the delivery and continuous development of a customer focused, cost effective and efficient administrative support service.

In this fast paced and varied role, you will be responsible for providing day- to-day support to the Head of School, with a focus on activities related to the CRISPS project.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Richard Preziosi: by email at [email protected]

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 24 June 2024 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

This is a full-time working 37 hour per week on a fixed-term basis for 5 years due to Funding. There is capacity for working from home only one day per week on a regular basis.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

A summary of our comprehensive benefits can be viewed here.

A relocation package may be available to the successful candidate, conditions apply.

A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by the University of Plymouth Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Plymouth. Employees of the University of Plymouth Services Limited work alongside the University of Plymouth colleagues in delivery of Plymouth's strategic vision, and will adopt the University of Plymouth's HR policies and procedures in full unless otherwise stated.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+

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