Executive Assistant

Anglia Ruskin University
June 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,099
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Part time
Working type:N/A
Ref info:N/A

Job Category


Vacancy Type


Employment Type

Part time

Salary From

£37,099 p.a. pro rata

Salary To

£42,978 p.a. pro rata



Faculty/Prof Service

Vice Chancellor's Office

Ref No


Closing Date



  • Job Description & Person Specification (PDF, 111.36kb)
  • About ARU:

    ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. ARU holds a Gold award for the quality of its education, awarded through the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

    ARU's research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK's Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world leading. We are the largest provider of Nursing, Midwifery, Health and Social Care students in the East of England, and we are also among the UK's leading universities for degree apprenticeship provision, working with hundreds of employers across the UK.

    About the Role:

    This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Executive Assistant to join our Vice Chancellor's Office Team. You will provide comprehensive, proactive and professional executive support for our Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), working closely with the wider team in the Vice Chancellor's Office to ensure an effective and efficient, customer-focussed service to support our strategic priorities.

    Experienced in complex diary management, you will also have previous experience of acting as Secretary to Executive Level committees. An excellent communicator, your interpersonal and organisational skills will enable you to build good relationships at all levels.

    With a degree, part qualified relevant professional qualification or demonstrable level of experience and continued development, you will be IT literate with sound knowledge of Microsoft Office. You will have previous experience of extensive, complex diary management, project management and liaison with senior professionals beyond your immediate employer and in support of the work of your employer, meeting tight deadlines with a high degree of accuracy. The successful candidate will have a commitment to maintain and enhance the high standards of customer care within the University.

    Qualifications below degree level will be considered if applicants can demonstrate relevant experience and evidence of continuing professional development in an appropriate area of activity. This role is based at our Cambridge Campus, but candidates must be willing and able to travel between our Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses on a regular basis when required.

    Informal enquiries can be made to Rachel Edwards, Executive Assistant at [email protected]

    Find out more about working with us.

    We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that ARU will carry out online searches as part of the due diligence on short listed candidates.

    We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

    We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

    Guidance Notes:

    For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

    We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

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