University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Applications are invited for an Executive Assistant to work with Professor Simon de Lusignan, and aid the efficient working of the Clinical Informatics and Health Outcomes Research team.

The Clinical Informatics and Health Outcomes Research Group runs the data core of the Oxford-Royal College of General Practitioners Clinical Informatics Digital Hub. It is one of Europe's oldest sentinel network with over 1800 GP practice members of the network.

The successful applicant will be required to make considered judgements when diary scheduling and managing a large volume of emails, manage complicated meeting itineraries, arrange and minute meetings, and liaise with a broad range of people, in addition to other duties. The successful applicant will also require close liaison with other members of the administrative team, in particular the Executive Assistant to the Head of Department and the Office Support Assistant.

You will be highly-motivated and proactive with excellent organisational skills to manage busy and complicated diaries.

For a full list of responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the job description.

You will be based in Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Eagle House, Walton Well Road, Oxford OX2 6ED.

This post is full-time and permanent.

For further information or to discuss the post please contact Dr Filipa Ferreira ([email protected])

“Committed to equality and valuing diversity”

You will be required to upload a CV and Supporting Statement as part of your online application. The Supporting Statement should include a cover letter and should also clearly describe how you meet each of the selection criteria listed in the job description. Click here for information and advice on writing an effective Supporting Statement.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on 17 April 2024.

Interviews are expected to be held on 3 May 2024.

Please note: This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored skilled worker visa under the points based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don't currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.

Contact Person : HR Team Vacancy ID : 171395 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 17-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 6 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 32,332 - 38,205

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Executive Assistant


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


March 23, 2024

Application deadline

April 17, 2024

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About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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