Director's Assistant/Personal Assistant

University of Kent - Commercial Services

The Role

The Director’s Assistant plays a key role in supporting the work of the Director of Arts and Culture. This is a broad role which requires a high level of confidentiality and tact at all times, together with an excellent attention to detail.

As Director’s Assistant, you will be expected to provide senior administrative support including diary management, correspondence, telephone, diary, expenses claims, travel arrangements, arrange meetings (e.g. book venues, arrange catering) prepare agendas and papers, take minutes, circulate and follow up action points.

The role will support the Director in researching and writing of funding applications ensuring we meet all funding criteria and reporting requirements.

Act and make decisions on behalf of the Director at all levels as appropriate.

The post holder will be expected to work mainly at the University’s Canterbury campus but there will be occasions when working at Medway will be required.

The Person

Educated to GCSE or equivalent level to include Maths and English, you will also need to hold ECDL or an equivalent IT qualification.

Experience of working in an administrative or secretarial role where the need to remain confidential and discreet about matters is essential. You must have the ability to maintain and build good working relationships as well as being highly organised and able to prioritise your workload.

For full details of the role and selection criteria please refer to the job specification.

The Department

The University of Kent is home to an arts complex comprising the Colyer-Ferguson concert hall and Gulbenkian theatre and cinema at its Canterbury campus. The complex offers innovative, engaging and high quality arts activities for students, staff and the community. It provides a key role as a crucible for student participation and delivering the University commitment to public engagement, with a strong focus on the creative empowerment of students, children and young people.

Further Information

Closing date for applications: 24 Sep 2017

Interviews are expected to be held: tbc

Please click on the apply button below to view the full job description and also to apply. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact hospitalityhr@kent.ac.uk

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system, we do not require a CV. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

No agencies, thank you.

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