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Executive Administration Officer

University of Sheffield - Office of the President and Vice Chancellor

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £26,715 to £30,942 per annum with potential to progress to £33,797 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution (Grade 6)
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th October 2020
Closes: 9th November 2020
Job Ref: UOS026547

Contract type: Open ended

Working Pattern: This is a full-time role working 35 hours per week, however we are happy to consider part-time delivery of the role.

Faculty: Professional Services


N8 Research Partnership office in Manchester
(though home based delivery is currently required)


The N8 Research Partnership is seeking to appoint an Executive Administration Officer. We are looking for an exceptional individual to support the N8 Director and N8 Team to deliver N8 Corporate Objectives.

Your duties will include ensuring that the N8 Team are fully briefed on relevant sectoral developments pro-actively and in response to specific requests, servicing the N8 Board, Strategic Executive Group and other meetings, organising events as required, and ensuring that the N8 office is effectively managed.

As Executive Administration Officer, you will also provide executive level PA support to the N8 Director, supporting her in delivering day-to-day activities, and ensuring that she is informed of anticipated issues, and well-equipped to execute her appointments in an effective and timely fashion.

Due to the complexity and multitude of programmes that the N8 Research Partnership is engaged with, it is essential that you are able to proactively manage multiple activities and respond promptly to enquiries whilst appropriately referring-on relevant issues.

You will have a relevant professional qualification or equivalent experience together with significant experience of working in a senior PA role for a senior manager in a large, complex bureaucratic organisation

For further information on the N8 visit:

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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