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Administrative Assistant

Location: Exeter, UK
Salary: From £18,709
Date posted: 26th September 2019
Closing date: 20th October 2019

The University of Exeter is proud to announce a significant investment in our front-line professional services.  UoE are seeking to recruit a number of posts to support the academic endeavour of our Colleges of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences; Humanities; Life and Environmental Science, and; Social Science and International Studies. These posts will be at the heart of their academic communities and will work in close partnership with academic staff and other professional services teams to support the delivery of world leading teaching, learning and research. The successful candidates will therefore become part of a team that are central to delivering an excellent academic and student experience and will support the drive to achieve excellence in the delivery of services. 

These full-time posts are available immediately on a permanent basis.  With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work.  We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.  We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Please contact Cathedral Appointments Ltd if you think there might be any reasonable adjustments that we could make to support you throughout the recruitment process.

Due to the anticipated level of interest, applications will be reviewed as they are received.  We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Interviews are expected to be held at Streatham Campus on:

  • Wednesday 6 November
  • Thursday 7 November
  • Thursday 14 November
  • Friday 15 November


Keywords:  Administrative Assistant, Administrator, Office Assistant, Office Coordinator, Secretary, Team Administrator, Personal Assistant, University of Exeter, Jobs in Higher Education, Jobs at Exeter University, Career in Education, Jobs in Exeter, Jobs in Devon

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Ali Willox

Recruitment Consultant - Office Division
01392 413577

Jayne Grantham

Recruitment Consultant - Office Division
01392 413577

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