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Senior Executive Officer

King's College London - Business Support - Executive Portfolios

Location: London
Salary: £43,205 to £50,585 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th February 2024
Closes: 10th March 2024
Job Ref: 084246
 

The Vice Chancellor’s Office is seeking a proactive and highly professional Senior Executive Officer to support the work of the Senior Vice President (Academic) and team.

This key role will provide an effective and confidential executive service across a wide portfolio of responsibility. As well as extensive diary management and business support, the successful candidate will ensure that the SVP (Academic) has the information and material required to support their work. They will act as a conduit between the senior team and internal and external stakeholders, and will work collaboratively to ensure the functions of the Vice Chancellor’s Office, more broadly, are delivered to the highest quality.

This role presents an exciting opportunity to work at the centre of a leading global higher educational institution, with bold ambitions to make the world a better place through our excellence in teaching, research and service to society. Our people are at the heart of King’s strategy, and we are building a thriving staff community by supporting our staff to develop their potential within a positive and inclusive culture.

This unique opportunity would suit a high performing individual with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities to challenging deadlines. A highly motivated self-starter, with significant executive experience supporting those at board-level or equivalent, you will have keen attention to detail and the ability to operate calmly and methodically in a complex and evolving environment.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and as a result the advert may close sooner than advertised.

Skills, knowledge, and experience 

Essential criteria  

  • A first degree or equivalent experience.                
  • Previous experience in an administrative and/or executive support role in a large complex organisation.  
  • Strong organisational and IT skills, including Microsoft Office packages, particularly Outlook, Teams, OneDrive, Excel, and willingness to advance these skills. Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills with high attention to detail. 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced and dynamic environment, with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to foresee and proactively act on issues and challenges. 
  • Impeccable interpersonal skills with an ability to remain cool and composed under pressure. 
  • Professional and positive attitude with an aptitude for making others feel welcome and comfortable. 
  • Proactive approach with the ability to work independently and flexibly, but also as part of a team. 
  • Ability to work confidently and proactively across organisational boundaries and flex role to encompass new duties in an evolving environment.  
  • Capacity to handle confidential matters with discretion. 

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of a similar senior-level role in a higher education environment.  
  • Knowledge of the requirements of a governance support function and the aptitude of an effective clerk. 
  • Able to generate new ideas and support change management.  
  • Experience of managing, mentoring, coaching or guiding others. 

Closing date: 10th March 2024

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