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Executive Assistant to the VC & Secretariat Manager

Executive Team

Location:  Penrose Way
Salary:  £41,026 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Thursday 30 June 2022
Interview Date:  Tuesday 05 July 2022
Reference:  P2022047

Ravensbourne University London is exceptional. A world-class digital destination developing talented individuals and leading-edge businesses though learning, skills, applied research, enterprise and innovation.

We are based at Greenwich Peninsula in an iconic building next to The O2. Our aim is to become a portal for talent across London driving growth in the knowledge economy and creative industries. 

We are looking to strengthen our team with the following appointment 

Executive Assistant to the VC & Secretariat Manager

Salary: £41,026 per annum + benefits, based in SE London

We are seeking to recruit a driven and passionate Executive Assistant to provide support to the Vice Chancellor, Director of HR & OD, Director of Student Recruitment and Success and the Director of Innovation, Industry and Enterprise. The successful candidate will also line manage the Secretariat team to support the executive department.

This role will require a flexible and highly organised individual to take control of diaries, manage workflow, action emails, and keep track of reports, actions and deadlines. The ideal candidate will have experience of working within a HE institution and will also be confident in dealing with the board of governors and facilitating meetings and taking minutes. 

You will need to be extremely motivated when working on your own, unflappable when working to tight deadlines and also be able to multi-task, anticipating needs and juggling competing priorities.  The post sits within the Secretariat so being a team player is also an essential part of the role, and maintaining a positive ‘can-do’ attitude in an ever-changing landscape is key.

Essential qualities: 

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to prioritise, plan and organise work and meet deadlines efficiently 

Ability to work with a high degree of flexibility and autonomy, tackling new areas of work with confidence 

Proven experience of managing a team 

Being discreet and confidential at all times, and dealing with sensitive information in a professional manner

Strong IT skills to include MS Office and Teams 

Previous experience of facilitating meetings and taking minutes within a HE institution

Closing date: Thursday 30th June at midnight 

Interviews: Tuesday 5th July (successful candidates will be notified on Friday 1st July if they have been shortlisted for interview) 


If you are disabled and want to know more about job opportunities at Ravensbourne, please email our Disability Advice Line ravensbourne@disabilityrightsuk.org.

We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community in our desire to reflect the diversity of the community we serve

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We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities, and in particular those that are currently under represented in our workforce. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, candidates with disabilities, and female candidates.