Aston University

Aston University

Executive Assistant (0734-23)

United Kingdom

Closing in 3 days

Executive Assistant Vice-chancellor – Executive Support Location: Aston University Main Campus

Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum Grade: Grade 08 Contract Type: Permanent

Basis: Full Time Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 01 October 2023 Interview Date: Monday 16 October 2023 Reference: 0734-23 Release Date: Thursday 14 September 2023

Aston University's newly-appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) is seeking a dynamic, astute and hard-working individual to provide executive support at the highest level in the role of Executive Assistant.

Key duties include effective diary management, document and email management, minute-taking and general administrative tasks associated with the seniority of the post. An important element of the role involves effective communication with University staff at all levels of the organisation, external colleagues and professional bodies.

The post-holder should have substantial, relevant PA and administrative experience, ideally gained from supporting a senior executive and should also demonstrate a clear understanding of the role of a senior manager. Excellent interpersonal, organisational, written and oral communication skills are essential for this role, as is the ability to multi-task and demonstrate a ‘can do' attitude. The post-holder will be required to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate a calm, customer-focused, professional approach to all aspects of this busy and demanding role. The post-holder will be highly organised with excellent interpersonal skills. Applicants should be educated to degree level or equivalent, have substantial relevant experience, and excellent IT skills, administrative and organisational abilities.

With the launch of the Aston 2030 Strategy, Aston University is a forward- thinking university, placing people at the heart of the organisation, giving individuals the opportunity to reach their full potential while working at the University. Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a silver award. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly, supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere.

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Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University's commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate's name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. CVs will not be considered as part of the shortlisting process.

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https: //

We recognise the value of flexible working. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

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Job details


Executive Assistant (0734-23)


Aston University


United Kingdom


September 15, 2023

Application deadline

October 01, 2023

Job type



Education,Social Science

About the employer

Aston University is a leading public research university in the UK. Established in 1966, The university campus is located on a green 60 acre, self-contained site in the center of Birmingham. Aston University is an internationally acknowledged center for education and research endeavor. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, apprenticeship, foundation, and executive programs across disciplines. It also offers arrays of online courses. All the programs offered at the university are designed corresponding to the trends and demands of the industry and business globally.

The various faculties and schools of the university include Engineering & Applied Science, Aston Graduate School, Languages & Social Sciences, Aston Business School, Life & Health Sciences, and Aston Medical School. The team of faculty of Aston University comprises highly qualified professors as well as experts from respective industries. Modern tools and logical approaches like case studies are adopted in teaching methodologies. Besides theoretical sessions, the university gives emphasis on the practical training of students. Skill development programs are carried out to inculcate dexterity for leading-edge technologies among students.

Aston University boasts a world-class infrastructure at the campus offering the finest learning experience. There are hi-tech laboratories, libraries, studios, and IT centers, and seminar halls at the campus supporting an environment for advanced knowledge. Aston University is a hub for world-leading research initiatives. To undertake the highest quality of research, the university has established advanced research centers. 78% of the research has been evaluated ‘World-leading’ by Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The university has teamed up with universities and research institutes across the world for knowledge sharing and collaborative research initiatives. Further, the university maintains partnerships with the industry for sponsored research programs.

Aston is a university of global repute. Students across the world come to study at a prestigious university. The university considers all the aspects of students. It provides counseling, medical, legal (VISA and other), and other services to students. There are indoor and outdoor sports arenas, fitness centers, swimming pools, cafeterias, banks, and other facilities at the campus.

The university offers modern accommodation facilities to students. There are various student clubs at the university that organizes sports meets, music fests, dance competitions, literary fest, art exhibitions, and other events. All these events comprise cross-disciplinary participation that helps to build team spirits among students. Aston University offers various scholarships and study loans to students so that all can have access to education beyond any financial barrier. Aston University maintains a high record of placements. Students passing from the university are recruited by leading companies with high remuneration packages.

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