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Executive Assistant


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £25,627 to £30,497 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 19 December 2021
Interview Date:   Wednesday 12 January 2022
Reference:  1599421EW

The Student Experience Directorate within the University of Southampton is looking for a professional and efficient Executive Assistant to provide support to senior members of staff within the Student Experience Directorate.  EW

The role holder will act as Executive Assistant to a small number of senior staff, developing high-quality relationships to allow for the directorate, and staff, to function effectively in role. The role will provide a variety of duties, including diary management, general administration and operational support for the management of logistics including travel and in-country activities.  The role holder will be part of a small team of Executive Assistants within the Central Operations department. 

We welcome applicants with previous administrative experience within an Executive Assistant style role, keen to work as part of a team and able to work independently with minimal supervision.  Applicants must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as proven IT skills (including MS SharePoint and Teams)the ability to demonstrate initiative and to prioritise their own work whilst contributing to a team.  Proven experience of diary management on behalf of otherseffective minute taking and a strong attention to detail are essential.   

This is an exciting opportunity to join a Directorate dedicated to the constant improvement of our students' experience.  Our services are constantly evolving to meet the challenges and changing expectations of our customers, the students.   

Interviews will be taking place on Wednesday 12 January, please allow for a full day. 

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form a The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507 or email  Please quote reference 1599421EW on all correspondence. 


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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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