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Secretary / Centre Assistant, Scholarship Centre for Innovation in Online Legal and Business Education

The Open University - Faculty of Business and Law

Location: Milton Keynes, Work from home
Salary: £24,285 to £27,131 pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th November 2022
Closes: 13th December 2022
Job Ref: 20563
 

Location: Milton Keynes - Hybrid working is available with ad-hoc travel to MK, minimum once a month and for occasional events.

Terms: Fixed Term Contract to 03/03/2024

Part time, 0.5FTE - 18.5 hours per week- Ideally this would be split across 3 days per week Monday-Thursday

Closing Date: 13 December 2022, 12:00

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.

We are currently recruiting for a Secretary/ Centre Assistant to provide assistance to the Scholarship Centre for innovation in online Legal and Business Education (SCiLAB). Established in 2018, SCiLAB brings together all staff in the Faculty of Business and Law to promote innovation, scholarship and enterprise in open and distance learning.

The role

You will provide a high quality and effective administration service to the Centre ensuring that tasks are completed professionally and to deadline.

This will include being the first point of contact for day to day queries as well as working alongside the rest of the SCiLAB team to arrange events and workshops. You will attend meetings, take minutes and create action plans, plus provide assistance for scholarship projects including management of contracts, fees and expense payments. The role will also ensure the intranet site, external website and other information and communication channels are kept up to date with current information and materials.

Skills and Experience

This role requires a good general secondary education or equivalent, to include English and Maths as well as strong IT skills and diary management experience. Previous experience working in a similar role and strong communication skills are also essential for this post.

The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Description on our website.  

This role is part time, 18.5 hours per week and ideally this would be split across 3 days per week Monday-Thursday with flexibility around facilitating events and Centre requirements. Further details can be discussed during application and interview stage.

What you get in return 

Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 30 days holiday per annum pro rata plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition. 

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please visit the Open University’s Jobs page by clicking “Apply”.

Closing date: 13th December 2022. 12:00

Interviews: Early January- Shortlisted candidates will be informed before Christmas.

The Open University is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which is reflected in our mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas. We aim to foster a diverse and inclusive environment so that all our staff can reach their potential and attract diverse candidates.  We recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge, and culture, and that this difference brings great strength. 

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