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Executive Assistant to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation

Provost and Executive VP

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £33,309 to £40,927 Per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 30 January 2022
Reference:  002322

We are searching for an experienced, resourceful and self-motivated Executive Assistant to join our team to provide high quality, comprehensive executive level support to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation.  

This is a wide-ranging role, and you will be responsible for a varied range of tasks relating to research and innovation activities at University level that require constant balancing: diary management, meeting co-ordination, servicing committees/working groups, project work, supporting functions, organising visits and delegations, and booking travel will be amongst the duties of the role. You will have the opportunity to liaise with a wide range of people (nationally, internationally, University departments and Executive Board colleagues) and be able to acquire new and develop existing skills.  Experience of providing an effective and comprehensive administrative service at a senior level is essential.

Excellent communication/interpersonal and organisational skills are required, along with the ability to work effectively under pressure, to manage confidential and sensitive issues with diplomacy, and to demonstrate a positive can-do attitude. The successful candidate must have the ability to work under their own initiative with minimum supervision and be able to prioritise their own workload in a complex environment, often within tight timescales. A high degree of computer literacy is required and knowledge and experience in the use of MS Office tools and Outlook email systems is essential.

Should you wish to apply for this vacancy, please complete the online application.  If you have any queries regarding the application process or wish to speak informally about the role, please contact David Sampson

The closing date for applications is Sunday 30th January 2022

Interviews are due to take place on Friday 11th February 2022

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For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.
In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.






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