University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

Executive Assistant (INTERNAL ONLY)

Executive Assistant (INTERNAL ONLY) Planning and Business Intelligence

Location: Lincoln Salary: From £31,396 per annum Permanent and full time at 1.0 FTE Closing Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023 Interview Date: Tuesday 05 December 2023 Reference: FS6173

The Chief Planning and Strategy Officer has a wide ranging remit overseeing Student Admissions, Student Administration, Careers and Employability, Global Opportunities and Planning and Business Intelligence. We are focused on adding value to the university community and student experience by providing an exemplary service delivering quality services to applicants, students, staff and graduates.

This is an exciting opportunity working in an environment where the HE sector is subject to continual and rapid change, which in turn impacts on the constantly changing priorities within the organisation, and inevitably requires senior management to respond in a time critical way. As challenges emerge, the post holder will be required to be flexible, responsive and pro- active to meet changing priorities and pressures. This will include being forward thinking in taking the initiative on dealing with issues in the context of the portfolio of the Chief Strategy and Planning Officer as they arise. Role holders will also be expected to acquire a sound level of knowledge of the complexities dealt with by the Chief Strategy and Planning Officer and a working knowledge of the activities of the wider University. The role requires significant levels of confidentiality, discretion and judgement at all times.

To support the Chief Strategy and Planning Officer in managing their portfolio, this key role working within a strong collegiate team will require the post holder to possess a significant level of organisational and management skills in order to provide a high level of pro-active support, including project management of key activities, including the establishment of appropriate working groups, having independent decision making authority and being able to demonstrate high levels of negotiation and influence to achieve target deadlines as well as complex diary management that involves multiple diary co-ordination and capacity building.

The post holder will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operational management of the Chief Strategy and Planning Officer's business, demonstrating consistency of decision making with ability to proactively manage rapidly changing priorities. This will require the use of initiative and creativity to solve problems on a daily basis, using detailed knowledge, with high levels of tact and diplomacy.

In support of our commitment to developing colleagues by providing opportunities for internal movement and promotion, applications for this opportunity will only be accepted from people who are currently employed by the University of Lincoln. We actively encourage applications from all colleagues across the University with the relevant skills and experience.

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    Job details


    Executive Assistant (INTERNAL ONLY)


    University of Lincoln


    United Kingdom


    November 14, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 22, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    The University of Lincoln is home to a growing community of students from around the world and we are delighted that you are considering joining us. Since Her Majesty the Queen opened the first University of Lincoln building on the Brayford Pool Campus, we have welcomed more than 90,000 students from across 135 countries. Today, we are listed in the world’s top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings 2020 and were also named as the Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

    Lincoln is a fantastic place to live, study, and work and was named as one of Britain’s 20 Best Cities in 2017 by The Telegraph. In 2016, Lincoln was also named the friendliest place in the UK by the Eden Project’s Big Lunch program. More recently, Lincoln was named as one of the most affordable student cities in the UK, according to The Times Good University Guide 2020.

    At the University of Lincoln, we put students at the heart of everything we do. We have a reputation for innovative teaching and were awarded a five-star score overall in the QS Stars rating in 2020 and were awarded Gold, the highest standard possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017. Our courses have gained international recognition with Agriculture at Lincoln ranked in the top 250 in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020, while Computer Science and Education are ranked in the top 250 in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021. Employers are increasingly looking for individuals who can make a difference in today’s global workplace. As a student at the University of Lincoln, we aim to prepare you for your future career by providing you with a range of opportunities to engage with industry and to develop career-ready skills.

    The University is proud to have developed innovative partnerships with a range of organizations, providing students with enhanced opportunities for work experience, networking, and access to the latest industry trends. We want students to get involved in initiatives such as our Student Managed Investment Fund, and enjoy the benefits of our links to companies such as Siemens and Reuters. We have Bloomberg Terminals on campus, enabling business students and staff to monitor and analyze real-time financial market data, alongside laboratories, lecture theatres, and seminar rooms.

    At the University of Lincoln, we offer a range of opportunities to help you develop the skills and qualities employers are increasingly looking for. As an example, a number of our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programs provide the opportunity to apply to take part in an industry work placement or project. There may also be opportunities to hear from guest speakers and to participate in field trips to help you broaden your knowledge.

    Our Students’ Union (SU) can help to make your time at Lincoln a truly unforgettable experience. Joining a club or society can be a great way to make new friends, creating bonds that can last a lifetime. The SU traditionally offers more than 100 different sports clubs and societies that anyone can join. They range from academic groups like the Computer Science and Law Societies to less traditional clubs such as the Harry Potter and Pokemon Go Societies.

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