Events and Executive Assistant (Maternity Cover)

University of the West of England, Bristol - Directorate

Job overview:

The Vice-Chancellor's Office is seeking to appoint an Events and Executive Assistant on a fixed term contract for 13 months or earlier return of post holder.
The role entails providing assistance to the Executive Support Officers and Senior Team and responsibility for organising internal and external events for the Vice-Chancellor's Office. 
You will also support travel arrangements for the senior staff and assist in the daily running of the office. 
This is a public facing role and the ability to communicate effectively with staff internal and external to the university is essential. 
Also the ability to pay close attention to detail is critical for this post. You should also have experience in booking and arranging travel and diary management.
You will need excellent customer service and communication skills and the ability to prioritise and organise a busy and demanding workload. 
You will require high level IT skills in all Microsoft Office applications and in particular Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint. 
Experience in organising high level events would be an advantage.

Please see the attached full job description and person specification for the role.

Interviews have been planned for 31 August 2017.

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 25 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020 to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making this a diverse and interesting place to come and study.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

If you would like an informal discussion or have any queries, please contact Holly Billington on 0117 32 82201 or email:

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