Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Executive Assistant and Information Officer

Executive Assistant and Information Officer

Faculty of Health & Medicine Location: Bailrigg Salary: £25,138 to £28,759 (Full time, indefinite) Closing Date: Sunday 18 February 2024 Interview Date: Tuesday 27 February 2024 Reference: 1622-23

We are looking to appoint a highly-motivated, efficient and enthusiastic individual to act as Executive Assistant and Information Officer in the Faculty of Health and Medicine.

This role is rewarding and interesting with a varied portfolio of activities to engage in. You will provide the Executive Dean with a complete, proactive, high-level and confidential executive administrative service in order to support her in her leadership role within the Faculty, as a member of the University's Senior Management Team and as an active member of numerous high profile external committees. You will be expected to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication, strong organisational, interpersonal and IT skills. As a member of the Dean's Office team, you will also support the effective operational management and good governance of the Faculty and act as the Faculty's Information Officer.

An ability to work effectively under pressure, both as part of a team and using your own initiative, is essential, as are a courteous and professional manner and an ability to anticipate the support needs of others and take decisions on their behalf when necessary. You must have appropriate experience of effective working with office systems and procedures, demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement to enhance service delivery and efficiency.

The Faculty provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education.

The role is offered as full time on an indefinite contract. We are happy to consider job share/flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from men and black and minority ethnic people for this role in order to increase our staff diversity in this part of the University.

For an informal chat about this role please contact Jo Humphrey, Faculty Manager [email protected]

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    Find out what it's like to work at Lancaster University, including information on our wide range of employee benefits, support networks and our policies and facilities for a family-friendly workplace.

    The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.

    We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

    Job details

    Title

    Executive Assistant and Information Officer

    Employer

    Lancaster University

    Location

    United Kingdom

    Published

    February 08, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 18, 2024

    Job type

    Administration/Managerment

    Field

    Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    Established in 1964 by the Royal Charter, Lancaster University is amongst the leading research-intensive universities in the UK. It is among the only 6 collegiate universities in the country and has collaborations with NHS, GCHQ, LEP, CEH, EA, Sunway University, and UFLA, Brazil. Initially, the university was based at St. Leonard's Gate. The campus was moved to Bailrigg in South Lancaster in 1968. The university formerly had four colleges namely Cartmel, County, Lonsdale, and Bowland. Grizedale, Fylde, Furness, Pendle, and Graduate colleges were set up after 1990. Currently, it has 9 colleges that offer a total of 18 research programs.

    The Lancaster University campus occupies a beautiful 560-acre parkland site at Bailrigg, just three miles from Lancaster city center. The Bailrigg campus is home to Lancaster Arts, bringing together our own theatre, art gallery, and concert series. The Nuffield Theatre is one of the largest professional studio theatres in Europe. It hosts public performances of theatre, contemporary dance and live art from some of the best-known and respected companies from the UK and abroad. Each of the 9 colleges has its private residence blocks, administration staff, halls, bars, and Wi-Fi enabled common areas. There are two banks, a bakery, an ice-cream parlor, general stores and supermarkets, a beauty salon, and a post office on the university campus. Lancaster also has Chaplaincy Centre which houses prayer rooms with facilities for different faiths such as Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Islam, and Baha'i. Lancaster University provides university bus services making it convenient for the students and employees to commute. Further, the M6 motorway is only a five minutes' drive from the campus. It takes 10 minutes to drive to the West Coast Main Line that connects the city to London, Scotland, and Manchester.

    The academic structure of the university consists of undergraduate degree programs, postgraduate courses, research, and doctoral level programs. The acclaimed staff of the university guides the students into international level research centered on humanities, business subjects, natural sciences, modern languages, social sciences, and technology. Presently, the university has over 13,000 full-time students enrolled for first and higher degrees. There are 3,027 employees on the university campus including 1,323 faculty members.

    Lancaster University has over 148,000 alumni in more than 180 countries. The university has a notable list of alumni who have gained recognition in their respective disciplines. Emily Fleeshman is a Hollywood actress, famous for her role of Nikki in popular TV show Still Open All Hours. Also, she is the founder of an acting school named ‘The Actors' Lab’ based in Salford. Satnam Rana is a news presenter on BBC. Some other noble laureates of the university are Roger Ashton-Griffiths (actor), Andrew Brooke Miller (Novelist), Catherine Jane Smith (a member of British Labour Party), Lucy Jane Briers (actor), Andy Serkis (actor and director), Bruce Sewell (former counsel of Apple).

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