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Executive Support Team Manager

University of Salford - Salford Business School

Location: Salford
Salary: £31,396 to £36,023 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th February 2024
Closes: 24th March 2024
Job Ref: 2290

Opportunity Overview

We're looking for an enthusiastic, executive manager to lead a growing team of personal assistants in Salford Business School.

As the Executive Support Team Manager, you will lead the co-ordination and delivery of all Executive Support Team activities within Salford Business School and deliver an outstanding service to all stakeholders.

The role is key in supporting the Dean of Salford Business School, and you will provide a high level of professional support with external relations activities, extensive inbox and complex diary management, communications, travel, conference organisation and general secretarial support.

It's an exciting role where no two days are the same. The opportunity will allow you to make a mark on the school, helping to develop the personal support function in the school and working closely with key leaders on their strategic priorities.

Please note: Interviews expected to be held 5th April 2024

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide highly developed professional and proactive support to the Senior Leadership team, acting as first point of contact. Use initiative and judgement to anticipate and research information needed by the Senior Leadership team in respect of significant meetings, conferences, negotiations, and events. Initiate reports and documents of a confidential nature in connection with senior management meetings and matters which require significant degree of discretion.
  • Lead the co-ordination and delivery of all Executive Support Team activities, fostering a culture of customer service excellence and continuous improvement, to deliver an outstanding service to all stakeholders
  • Provide a high quality, front line professional service for visitors to the Dean’s Office liaising effectively and diplomatically with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to deliver an outstanding customer experience to all.
  • Be responsible for the leadership, line management and day to day supervision of the Executive Support team, creating a positive and constructive working environment

A bit about the Salford Business School… 

Salford Business School is at the forefront of expanding opportunity and access in higher education. With a strong focus on the student experience, we are committed to excellent, inclusive teaching that prepares our students for professional employment and inspires them to achieve their ambitions.

We deliver across a range of subject areas and are currently expanding provision through new partnerships and a developing portfolio of higher and degree apprenticeships. Through our Industrial Collaboration policy, our teaching, research and civic engagement make a real impact across business, public services and our community. Salford Business School was one of the first Business Schools to receive the Small Business Charter and the first to gain a Social Enterprise Gold Mark. 

What’s in it for you? – the benefits

Competitive salary - and excellent pension scheme

Generous annual leave - plus the option to buy additional holiday days

Flexible working - we support a culture of both flexible and agile working, to help you find the right balance

Professional development - a comprehensive package of training and development opportunities to help you achieve your full potential

Our community – there’s a real sense of belonging here at Salford. We value diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences. Our difference makes us stronger, and together we share a passion for improving students’ lives 

The perks! My Salford, our online employee portal, offers a wide range of lifestyle benefits and discounts

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