Executive Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor’s Office

Farnham, Surrey
£29,798 - £33,519 per annum
12 Apr 2018
23 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

UCA is the No.1 Specialist University for the Creative Industries in the Complete University Guide and Guardian University Guide league tables.  Ranked 21st in the UK by the Guardian, UCA is also top 10 in three of its subject listings: Fashion & Textiles (6th), Film Production & Photography (7th) and Architecture (9th).  For more than 150 years the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester has been leading the way for art and design education.

Executive Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor’s Office


Full Time Post: 36.25 hours per week 

Salary: £29,798 - £33,519 per annum

Ref: 18-EXVC012-0198-1

The University for the Creative Arts is looking to appoint a highly motived, efficient and organised candidate to provide executive support to the Vice-Chancellor’s Office.

The Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor’s Office is a key role that provides direct executive support to both the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Resources) and the Assistant Vice-Chancellor; and will work collaboratively with colleagues to provide seamless integrated support to the University’s Leadership Team.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate that has previous experience working in an administrative capacity and the ability to deliver executive support to senior level management. The candidate will be resourceful and proactive to organise their time effectively, possess strong attention to detail and demonstrable excellent written and oral communication skills.

The successful candidate will manage and coordinate a number of complex and evolving diaries, recognising the need to balance conflicting priorities; be clerk to several University committees and working groups and provide general executive administrative support. The post-holder will need to work well within a small team and excel in developing relationships with colleagues across the University. The Vice-Chancellor’s Office is regularly host to visiting dignitaries, academics and business partners; therefore, the post-holder will be expected to present the professionalism of the leadership team and extend hospitality to internal and external visitors as required.

The Executive Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor’s Office will be based at the Farnham Campus with the expectation to travel on occasion to all four University campuses.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 23rd April 2018.

Interviews will be held on the 2nd May 2018.

We value the diversity of our organisation and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.