Administrative Assistant

University of Exeter - Education and Student Experience

This full-time post is available immediately on a fixed-term basis until 20 July 2018.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. Fifty percent of our organisation is made up of Professional Services support staff that partner closely with the Academic colleges to ensure we achieve our strategy and vision.

The Education and Student Experience Directorate is seeking to appoint an Administrative Assistant to support its busy Politics Office. This is a full-time post, fixed term post (maternity cover) based in the Amory Building on the Streatham Campus.

The Administrative Assistant will be a part of the Social Science and International Studies facing Education Team embedded within the University’s wider Education and Student Experience Directorate. The post-holder will work closely with, and report to the Senior Administrator in the Politics department.

The Administrative Assistant will;

  • Provide dedicated support to the academic staff based within the Politics department, across a range of activities, especially in relation to teaching programme administration and discipline-level organisation;
  • Support specialist administrative tasks and provide support and advice/guidance to students, in line with College and Politics Department.
  • Work effectively within a wider administrative team to deliver a “seamless service” to students, staff and external contacts to the College and Politics Department.

Applicants should have recent administrative experience ideally in a higher education and customer focused context and proven team working ability.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 39 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website ( for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number P57790 in any correspondence.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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