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PA to the Head of School / Office Manager

The Open University - WELS - Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies

Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £28,762 to £34,308 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th September 2022
Closes: 29th September 2022
Job Ref: 20285
 

Location: Milton Keynes (Hybrid Working from home. Must be able to commute to Milton Keynes when required)

Terms: Fixed-Term Contract to 31/08/2023, Full-Time post

Closing Date: 29th September at 12:00 (midday)

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The role

This role will work closely with the Head of School (HoS) and their management team, to support the day to day management of the School with particular responsibility for the line management of secretarial resource within the management structure.

You will assist the School in the delivery of University, Faculty and School priorities by driving the annual cycle of activity and proactively engaging with, developing and planning key processes and activities.

Skills and experience 

  • Good general secondary education at least to A-level or equivalent secretarial qualification.
  • Experience of working in a senior PA and administrative role including managing a busy, complex electronic diary and taking minutes at meetings.
  • Excellent office management skills, with demonstrable experience of managing a small team to include recruitment, induction, probation, appraisal and workload planning.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team with the drive to ensure that a high-quality service is provided, dealing with multiple tasks in parallel, and sharing knowledge appropriately.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and experience of using a variety of communication methods.

More information can be provided via a link to the Job Description.

If you would like to discuss the application or recruitment process before making an application, please contact Nida Atif at Resourcing Hub on 01908 655544 or nida.atif@open.ac.uk quoting the reference VRF 20285.

What you get in return

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. This includes thorough induction into the organisation and regular reviews of your training and development needs.

We also offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Staff Benefits include an attractive pension proposition and 30/33 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days.

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