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Executive Assistant to the Director of Human Resources

Providing a high-level executive and administrative support service, the Executive Assistant will be required to manage the working day of the Director, using initiative and judgement to anticipate her needs to ensure the smooth operation of the day-to-day activities of the Directorate Office. The successful candidate will have first class organisational and administrative skills as well as proven experience of providing excellent diary management, managing and prioritising the work of someone at Director-level and draft, commission and prepare detailed briefing notes.

The Executive Assistant will also be an integral participant in developing processes within the Directorate Office and initiating discussion for improvements in working practices. Therefore, demonstrating effective team interaction, innovation and initiative will be essential.

The successful applicant will need to be educated to degree level or have relevant equivalent experience, and will possess excellent secretarial skills including word processing, dictation and diary management skills. The highest level of professionalism, discretion and diplomacy are required, along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Should you have any questions relating to the application process, please contact Beverly Anderson by email

The closing date for applications is Monday 5 March, interviews will be held on Monday 12 March 2018.

Please quote reference AH14779 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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