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Executive Assistant

Are you someone with a proven track record in exceptional diary management, conducting research, and generating comprehensive and detailed reports? If so, we have an exciting opportunity that might interest you.

The Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations office is currently looking for an Executive Assistant to oversee the working lives of two Directors of Development (DoD). This includes exceptional management of schedules and appointments and the ability to draft and prepare detailed briefing notes. You will play a crucial role in providing high-level executive and administrative support within an office that engages in multi-dimensional, high-profile, and externally visible activities.

The ideal candidate will possess exceptional organisational skills and a proven track record of providing executive assistance at the Director level. They should have a solid understanding of the University's structures, display confidence and proactiveness, and be able to work independently, making informed decisions on behalf of the DoD. Outstanding interpersonal and diplomatic skills are essential as they will interact with individuals at all levels, both internally and externally. Strong teamwork skills and a willingness to support colleagues are also fundamental requirements for this role.

If you are seeking a position that allows you to showcase your skills and contribute to a renowned institution like Cambridge University, then we encourage you to explore this exciting opportunity to become part of a dynamic environment focused on philanthropy and development.

This role is based in central Cambridge. We practise a hybrid working model and the successful candidate will be expected to be in the office for a minimum of two days a week.

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The closing date for this position is the 1st of August 2024.

Interviews for this position are anticipated to take place in the week commencing the 5th of August.

Please quote reference DH42367 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

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