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Administration Assistant

University of Essex - Office of the Vice-Chancellor

Location: Colchester
Salary: £21,197 to £23,144 Per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 7th February 2023
Job Ref: REQ07013
 

Office of the Vice-Chancellor (OVC)

The Office of the Vice-Chancellor (OVC) comprises staff based on our Colchester and Southend campuses.

Members of the University’s senior management team are based in the OVC, including the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Registrar and Secretary, Pro-Vice-Chancellors for Research and Education, the Deputy Registrars, Dean of Partnerships, Dean of Postgraduate Research and Education, Chief of Staff, Deputy University Secretary, Assistant Registrar, and the Campus Manager (Southend).

The OVC is also home to three teams who provide dedicated support to the University’s management and governance functions. These teams:

  • provide high-level PA support for the OVC’s senior management team;
  • manage the Southend campus;
  • and, through the Governance Office, support Council and its committees.

The Governance Office provides high quality secretarial support for the University’s corporate and project governance committees and meetings of the executive leadership team, and supports the enhancement of the University’s corporate governance arrangements and its compliance with regulatory requirements, and comprises the Deputy University Secretary, the Head of Corporate Governance, Governance Officer, Projects Governance Officer, Governance Support Officer, Governance Assistant and Administrative Assistants.

A review of the size and shape of the Governance Office is currently being undertaken, making it an exciting time to join to the team.

Duties of the Role

The purpose of the role is to provide administrative and logistical support for corporate committee meetings and events, including the University’s governing body, Council; the Policy and Resources Committee (PRC), and meetings of the executive leadership team, the University Steering Group (USG).

Skills and qualifications required

The post holder will need to have excellent administrative, planning and communication skills, and the ability to work independently in a busy and complex organisation. It is essential that the successful candidate is able to work under pressure in order to provide effective support for corporate committee meetings and events.

A full list of duties and person specification can be found within the job pack attached.

Please use the 'Apply' button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please email resourcing@essex.ac.uk.

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