Executive Assistant 5371

School/department: School of Media, Arts and Humanities
Hours: Full time or part time considered up to a maximum of  36.5 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).  
Contract: permanent
Reference: 5371
Salary: starting at £25,941 to £30,046 per annum
Placed on: 05 February 2021
Closing date:  Friday 26 February 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: As soon as possible.


Job description

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a highly organised individual to provide comprehensive executive administration and secretarial support to the Dean in the School of Media, Arts and Humanities.

The Executive Administrator (EA) will provide a professional interface between the Dean and her internal and external contacts.  The ideal candidate will be able to work independently, have excellent communication skills and be highly organised.  The EA will be responsible for managing a busy diary and arranging travel.  In addition to organising and supporting meetings, the EA will conduct research when required to ensure the Dean is well-prepared for their commitments.

The EA will be required to maintain office systems and carry out a wide range of other tasks.  

The EA will supervise and manage a team of staff supporting the School Management Team.

The EA will be approachable and confident, with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals and will be expected to work well using their own initiative with a varied workload in a busy environment.

 Job purpose and overview:

  1. To oversee and provide a professional interface between the Dean of the School of Media, Arts and Humanities and all internal and external stakeholders of the school
  2. To provide executive administrative support
  3. To supervise the executive administration team

    Please contact Carmen Long c.long@sussex.ac.uk for informal enquiries.

Download job description and person specification Ref 5371 [PDF 179.41KB]

If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk to discuss your personal circumstances and whether you meet the criteria


How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunties form [DOC 108.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to mahrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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