Executive Officer to the Vice-Chancellor

Leeds, United Kingdom
£41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
10 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you have experience of working within higher education or academic enterprises? Are you interested in a highly demanding role closely supporting the Vice-Chancellor in their day to day activities? Are you able to produce clear and concise material such as speeches and presentations? Can you manage and facilitate a large and diverse communications portfolio?

Working closely with, and reporting to, the Vice-Chancellor (VC), Professor Simone Buitendijk, your primary responsibility will be to facilitate the effective and efficient running of the VC’s Office within the University and the wider Higher Education environment, coordinated as required with University senior leaders.

Working closely with a wide variety of people, both internally and externally, you will be responsible for gathering information and intelligence to help inform effective decision-making and making a significant contribution towards the drafting and revision of strategic materials. You will ensure that the VC is provided with appropriate briefings, presentations and research to enable her to undertake her day to day activities effectively and you will also facilitate effective communication so that robust decisions can be taken as quickly as possible.

The workload will be challenging and hugely varied so outstanding organisational skills are essential, as is an understanding of the internal and external environments in which universities operate. Well-developed analysis and research skills will also be vital, as well as the ability to communicate effectively and professionally at all times.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Nicola Whitehead, HR Manager – Professional Services


Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Professional Services
School/Institute: VC's Office / DVC's & PVC's Office
Category: Professional & Managerial
Grade: Grade 8
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Closing Date: Wednesday 23 September 2020
Reference: CSVCS1017
Downloads: Candidate Brief