Wednesday, 10 July 2013

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON: Executive Assistant to the Principal

Queen Mary, University of London is one of the world's leading universities (in the top one per cent of universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education). We have an impressive reputation for academic excellence, reinforced by our membership of the Russell Group of leading UK universities, which helps us to attract some of the brightest minds to study, teach and research here. We work across the full range of academic disciplines, covering the humanities and social sciences; medicine and dentistry; and science and engineering. We are based in four locations in central and east London.

The Office of the Principal wishes to appoint an Executive Assistant to provide high-level and comprehensive secretarial and administrative support to the Principal, who is the head of the institution. The role will focus on ensuring the smooth, efficient and effective running of the Principal's agenda, diary and meetings, as well as contributing more broadly to ensure that the Principal and the wider Office is able to operate effectively. The role will require considerable initiative, judgement and adaptability to
decide on appropriate courses of action and to react to changing circumstances.

This role will provide a central point of contact for the Principal. As such, the post holder will liaise with a wide range of people at a very senior level in QM and at partner organisations and therefore will be
expected to represent the Office of the Principal and the institution in a professional, efficient and courteous manner. The post holder is expected to maintain complete confidentiality at all times.

As a key member of the administration function in the Office of the Principal, the post holder will engage daily in activities to support the smooth and efficient running of the overall office as part of its PA
team. The post holder may also act as Secretary to groups related to the Office of the Principal's functions as appropriate, organising the agendas and papers, and producing accurate minutes in a timely manner, as well as ensuring that all committee documents are properly archived.

This is a wide-ranging role incorporating routine but important tasks though to more involved project and events work and the successful applicant needs to be comfortable and capable of operating across this broad range of tasks.

The post is full time and permanent. Starting salary will be in the range £30,805 -£36,182 per annum. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Simon Booy on 020 7882
8861 or via (until 17th July)

To apply and for a full job details including a job description and person specification please visit  and search for reference QMUL2110

The closing date for applications is 21st July 2013.

Queen Mary attracts some of the brightest minds from across the country and the world and recent successes in several important league tables confirm our place among the global elite.

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