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Administrative Assistant

University of Exeter

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be £19,217 on Grade C, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st September 2021
Closes: 19th September 2021
Job Ref: S70635

Education & Student Support

This full-time post is available within the Clinical Education Development and Research (CEDAR) administration team, on a fixed-term contract running to 31st December 2022. We expect the post to continue beyond this date subject to funding.   

Under the direction and guidance of the PGT Support Officer and a team of Programme Administrators the post holder will provide a broad range of administrative support to several Postgraduate programmes.`

Duties include support for a wide range of student administrative processes, assisting with the management of all coursework submissions and returns, data entry, maintaining filing systems, answering the telephone, responding to email and other general duties. The post holder will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of academic and support staff as well as have contact with postgraduate students.

This busy and varied role would suit someone who has some experience in administrative support and who would enjoy working in a busy, dynamic and challenging environment. The role is also suitable for graduates. Applicants must have excellent interpersonal, administrative and communication (both written and verbal) skills. He / she must be reliable and well organised, be able to manage competing demands, maintain confidentiality at all times, and be able to work as part of a team. Excellent IT skills and computer literacy are essential.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.                                           


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

For an information discussion please contact Charlie Dibble, Operational Manager, on 01392 724645 or email: 

The closing date for completed applications is 19th September 2021. Interviews will take place on 29th September 2021.

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