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Executive Support Officer for Admissions and Outreach
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF42994-R

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 27/11/2022

Job live date: 14/11/2022

Salary: £26,396 - £31,411 per annum

Employment type: AAS-Clerical

Department: School of Chemistry Food & Pharmacy

Division: SCFP Administrative Services

Hours per week: 36

Employment Basis/Type: Full time / Fixed term

The School of Chemistry, Food & Pharmacy seeks a highly motivated and professional Administrator to join its School Executive Administration Team in support of Admissions and Outreach processes and activities for a fixed term until October 2023. The successful applicant will be expected to provide high quality, professional administrative support to the to the School.  This role will require specific administrative and specialist area knowledge, with a good understanding of University systems and processes.  Staff will have some control of their own workload and priorities and work without close daily supervision.  The role will support the enhancement of the services provided, through the development of new processes and the implementation of service improvements.

You will have:
•    Excellent organisational and time management skills
•    Ability to manage competing priorities and prioritise workload to meet set deadlines Effective communication and liaison skills (written and verbal) Excellent attention to detail and high level of accuracy
•    Tact and diplomacy
•    Ability to interpret complex processes and guidelines, and to provide clear advice on these to stakeholders
•    Excellent IT skills with a range of IT packages and systems (incl. Microsoft Office)
•    Ability to provide a high standard of customer service
•    Ability to create and maintain administrative and, where necessary, financial records
•    Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others to
achieve team goals

​​​​​​​Interview date: 7 December 2022

Formal contact details

Contact role:

Executive Administrative Manager (Head of School office)

Contact name:

Kate Benyon

Contact phone:

0118 378 8703

Contact email:

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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