Executive Assistant

University of Exeter - College of Social Sciences and International Studies

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.

This new, full time position is available immediately on a permanent basis.

This role is based in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies. We have around 190 members of academic staff with 1700 undergraduates and 1400 postgraduates. We carry out teaching and research in a number of disciplines including Law, Politics, Education and Arabic and Islamic Studies amongst others. We believe our size and quality enable us to develop world leading research and offer teaching that is dynamic, flexible and taught with commitment and skill. This philosophy is supported by our teams of professionals who work alongside our academics ensuring day to day activities and key projects are delivered.

As a member of the College Executive Support Team, the role of Executive Assistant is to provide high level administrative support to the members of the College Executive Team at discipline or College level as well as helping to support the wider work of the College Executive Support Team.  You will build a close rapport with academics and colleagues and will be based within a motivated and dedicated team of SSIS Executive Assistants.  

The successful candidate for this challenging role will be:

  • A proactive problem solvers with excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Have previous relevant experience in an admin role, using databases and systems
  • Have relevant experience of diary management , supporting committees and taking minutes
  • Have attention to detail, accuracy and a high standard in both written and oral communication
  • Be able to demonstrate discretion and confidentiality
  • Experience of committee servicing or taking minutes
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication and influencing skills, develop relationships and work collaboratively with a wide range of people at all levels both internally and externally

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.

Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Jane Browning, Senior Executive Assistant, telephone (01392 723277) or email J.C.Browning@exeter.ac.uk

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

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