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Ref Job Title Salary Contract Type Closing Date Support/Academic/Management
S249 Executive Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor and Principal £34,304 to £36,382 per annum Full-time, permanent 20-05-2022 12 Midday Support

UCB is a vibrant and diverse university, situated in the heart of Birmingham city centre. We offer both Further and Higher Education programmes as well as apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships, and approximately 30% of our student community is made up of Further Education students.

The opportunity to join us as an Executive Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor and Principal is not necessarily intended for an individual with traditional PA or secretarial experience, and you may not therefore come from such a background. Applications are invited from a broad range of candidates. Administrative experience from a range of settings is welcomed. In this fast-paced and varied role, you will be providing a high level of executive support to the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, as well as providing leadership within the office of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal.

You will provide a professional executive support service to the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, including active and efficient diary management, organisation and administration of meetings and functions, and dealing discreetly with matters and communications of a confidential nature. You will become familiar with the strategic issues concerning the University and keep up-to-date with current policy and initiatives affecting the University.

To be successful, your essential skills will centre around IT literacy: fully versed in Office 365 and MS Teams; strong digital and presentation preparation etc. Your communication skills, both spoken and written, will be excellent and you may be educated to degree level in English, Communications, Business or IT, for example. You will engage with multiple stakeholders, both internal and external and will have the ability to research and draft briefings in preparation for meetings.

UCB is an equal opportunities employer. We are open to applications from a diverse range of candidates, including males, who are under-represented in this area.

  • 38 daysí paid leave per year (26 daysí annual leave plus 12 bank holiday and concessionary days
  • Local government pension scheme 
  • Private healthcare 
  • Excellent staff development opportunities 
  • Salary sacrifice car leasing, tech and cycle schemes 
  • Heavily-subsidised on-site car parking
  • Hybrid Working Opportunities
  • Free Gym Membership 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
Closing Date - Friday 20 May 2022 at midday. 

Standard information: 

UCB is an equal opportunities employer.

UCB has a unique collaborative partnership with the University of Warwick (Ranked sixth in the 2022 Guardian League Tables and named the runner-up in the Times University of the Year 2022 and the Times University of the Year 2022 for Teaching Quality). 

All applicants for employment at the University will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Safeguarding and the PREVENT agenda in the context of further and higher education.   

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