Executive Assistant Ref: 5753

School/department: Student Experience Division
Hours: Full time up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 5753
Salary: starting at £25,941 to £30,046 per annum
Placed on: 1June 2021 
Closing date: 18 June 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: w/c 5 July 2021
Expected start date: : Immediate start  

Job description

The Student Experience Division is seeking an Executive Assistant to support the Director for the Student Experience.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated administrator with strong interpersonal skills to play an important role in supporting the strategic work within the Student Experience Division. This is a high profile role working with senior colleagues from across the University, in regular contact with members the University Executive Group and Directors of Professional Services.

The work is fast-paced and integral to delivering the University’s strategic objectives and operational plans for the Student Experience. You will be expected to provide high quality organisational and administrative support and will enjoy developing, implementing and managing procedures and systems to ensure that committee/meeting arrangements and materials are consistently delivered to a high standard. You will be able to maintain databases and web documents to a high level of accuracy.

Approachable and confident, with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals, you will be expected to work well using your own initiative with a varied workload within a busy, fast paced and often environment.

You will have substantial relevant experience, excellent IT skills, and a clear understanding of the role of senior staff within university settings. You will have excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills, and with the ability to maintain confidentiality, you will adopt a professional, diplomatic approach to all aspects of this exciting and challenging role.

For an informal conversation about this role, please contact Sarah Hardman at S.Hardman@sussex.ac.uk.The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Download job description and person specification Ref 5753 [PDF 119.46KB]

Visa Sponsorship Queries: If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role, you can find further information on our Visa page or 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 opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to profservicesrecruitment@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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