Personal Assistant to the Directors

University of Exeter
December 11, 2022
Offerd Salary:£24,948
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Working Time:Full time
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Exeter (Hybrid)


The starting salary will be from £24,948 up to £27,929 on Grade D, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme.

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Admin, Professional, Managerial


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Personal Assistant to the Directors

Job description

Finance, Infrastructure and Commercial Services (FICS)

This full-time post is available immediately on a permanent basis. This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

Summary of the role

You will be joining at a transformational time for Finance, Infrastructure and Commercial Services. We have bought together four professional services teams to create FICS, a unified division that will deliver a world class environment, that places the University customers at the very heart of what we do. This new era, together with our ambitious strategies to enhance our estate, commercial and residential services, finance and sustainability offering, means that you will play an important role within a dynamic environment with a strong sense of purpose and aspiration.

Working as part of the FICS Executive Support team, the primary role of this post is to provide PA and administrative support to three of the six Directors within FICS (Finance, Estate Services, Commercial Residential & Campus Services and Sustainability). A proactive, flexible approach and being able to adapt to changing priorities will be essential. Providing specialist administrative support to the three designated Directors, you will have excellent inter-personal skills, be highly organised and capable of working both independently and as part of a team; producing high quality personal assistant support for the Directors.

You will be a customer focused individual with proven inter-personal skills, the ability to work independently, accurately, to tight deadlines and have excellent organisational skills. Experience of dealing effectively with staff at all levels in an organisation and with external contacts as well as experience of providing administrative support in a technical environment, or in the higher education sector is desirable.

This is a varied, interesting and challenging role and as such we need people with excellent IT skills who are good communicators, good problem solvers and who have experience of being effective members of a busy team. Attention to detail, accuracy and a high standard in both written and oral communications are all essential requirements for the role, as is the ability to demonstrate total confidentiality.

The working base for this role will be primarily at our Streatham Campus, but may require travel to our St Lukes and Penryn campuses. This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).

Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 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. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Further information

    Please contact Nina Sidney-Wicks, Tel: 01392 727608

    Previous Applicants need not apply.

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