University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Executive Assistant to the Deputy Vice Chancellor

Executive Assistant to the Deputy Vice Chancellor

Job Type

Full Time Permanent


£30,487 - £37,099 per annum plus an excellent benefits package


Waterside Campus, Other

Closing Date


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The University of Northampton is seeking a proactive, highly motivated and professional Executive Assistant to work in the Office of the Vice Chancellor (OVC) as Executive Assistant to Professor Shân Wareing the Deputy Vice Chancellor.

As Executive Assistant you will provide a comprehensive and exemplary level of personal administrative and organisational support to the DVC, and where appropriate, others in the Executive Team, allowing them to be effective and efficient in the delivery of their roles. You will act as a trusted partner, maintaining a thorough understanding of their priorities, allowing them to make informed decisions on agendas, requests, and approvals.

You will be a confident communicator with the ability to respond calmly, professionally and effectively with a diverse group of people at all levels, both inside and outside the organisation, approaching confidential matters with tact and diplomacy.

You will be able to handle multiple priorities, balancing needs and expectations ensuring they are provided with exceptional attention to detail and will possess experience of working to deadlines, with a positive attitude to working under pressure.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced executive or personal assistant to join our welcoming and supportive team.

For a confidential discussion and the candidate briefing pack for this post please contact our retained advisor Sian Gardiner ([email protected])

Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to [email protected]

Closing Date for applications is Sunday 26th November 2023.

Based at our Waterside Campus (3 days per week), the post is full time, 37 hours per week with the opportunity to work in a blended working model, mixing on and off-site working where appropriate. Job share applications will be considered. Excellent training and development opportunities are available, alongside a number of additional employee benefits.

The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion. This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

Our commitment to equality and inclusion is underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

Job details


Executive Assistant to the Deputy Vice Chancellor


University of Northampton


United Kingdom


November 15, 2023

Application deadline

November 26, 2023

Job type



Business and Economics,Education,Social Science

About the employer

Based in Northampton, U.K., the University of Northampton is one of the leading public universities. In 1924, Northampton Technical College was established and with constant evolution, the University of Northampton was founded in 2005 after the amalgamation of a host of training colleges. In the same year, it gained research degree awarding powers as well as full university status. It is also amongst those few universities, which have been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), apart from being the foremost university in the country to be awarded the title of 'Changemaker Campus' in the year 2012. Equipped with contemporary facilities, the university opened a new £330 million campus in 2018, named Waterside.

The University of Northampton also offers conferencing and business facilities through different centers, namely The University of Northampton Innovation Centre, iCon Environmental Innovation Centre, Sunley Hotel, and Portfolio Innovation Centre. In addition, the university also offers accommodation facilities to the students. The university also takes pride in its Schools Engagement Team and Schools and Colleges Liaison Team, which regularly organize different activities to inspire and motivate youngsters. In April 2016, the university also joined hands with Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation and Northamptonshire County Council in order to launch a new venture namely 'First for Wellbeing'.

Located in the beautiful town of Northampton, which is well-known for historic sites and museums, teaching at the University of Northampton is taken care of by four faculties in total, namely Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology, Faculty of Health and Society, Faculty of Business and Law and Faculty of Education and Humanities. presently, the university has around 14,000 students. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in diverse streams, apart from organizing different tutorials and seminars for the comprehensive development of the students. In addition, on an annual basis, over 1000 international students from more than 100 different countries enroll themselves with the University of Northampton for pursuing diverse courses.

The undergraduate Joint Honours programs, as well as all undergraduate Business, Computing, and Engineering courses offer the possibility of a full year in a work placement. Many courses include volunteering opportunities, study trips, placements, internships, and exchanges as far afield as the USA, Sri Lanka, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Malawi, Nepal, Spain, France, Scandinavia, China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Japan.

The university has a notable list of alumni, some of which are Andrew Collins (broadcaster and writer), Dallas Campbell (stage actor and television presenter), Jane Garvey (radio presenters), Daniel Middleton (writer and YouTuber), Felippe Moraes (independent curator, visual artist, and art researcher), James D. Boys (academic and media consultant) and Will Alsop ( modernist architect).

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