Executive Assistant Salary: Starting from £33,661 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Closing Date: 24/11/2023 Reference: PS125S2023-R-R-R

University of East London



Docklands Campus


Starting from £33,661 per annum inclusive of London Weighting

Post Type: 

Full Time

Post Type: 


Closing Date:

Friday 24 November 2023



University of East London

Founded in 1898, we at the University of East London (UEL) are proud to change lives through education. Our goal is to advance industry 5.0 careers-first education and provide a clear path to the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re committed to driving diversity in the 5.0 talent pipeline, working in partnership to promote talent wherever it is found and creating a balanced, inclusive, and green future.

But we can’t achieve this goal alone. We need forward-thinking, innovative, and curious individuals like you to join our community and help us craft our future. As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people who share your passion for creating positive change. We’re an inclusive and welcoming community that is constantly moving forward, never satisfied with the status quo.

About the Job

The Executive Officer will provide high quality, professional executive assistance to the University Executive Board (UEB). This will include:

  • To plan, organise and maintain the electronic diary of the UEB members to enable them to effectively use their time, ensuring they are provided with all necessary information and travel arrangements.
  • To plan, organise and maintain the documentation of the UEB members as necessary, preparing briefing documents and conducting accompanying research as required. To arrange external meetings as needed.
  • To assist the UEB members and UEB support to manage output, workflow, and office deadlines and to manage a weekly brought forward file.
  • To act as project officer for various UEB projects to ensure projects are taken forward and outcomes delivered.

About You

The ideal candidate will have a high-performance track record in committee/meeting management, with an understanding of the Higher Education sector and broader policy contexts, as well as the ability to identify sources of further information and expertise.

You will have good communication skills, both written and oral, to receive, digest, and effectively deliver complex information to a range of audiences, both externally and internally.

Benefits Package

Here at UEL we understand it’s about more than just a salary. It’s about the entire package on offer along with our outstanding work environment and inclusive culture. We know the market rates for this vacancy and will offer a genuinely competitive salary DOE.

We care deeply about your wellbeing and our benefits includes: 20% pension (4% from you, 16% from us), 25 days holiday (plus 3 days over Christmas) plus bank holidays, hybrid working for most positions, and we’re always open to consider flexible working arrangements. We have a shared success bonus of £5,000 pa, subsidised gym membership, 3 times base salary life assurance, a cashback healthcare scheme and wide variety of other generous benefits including discounts on: Apple and Samsung products, holidays, clothing, fitness, lifestyle, dining out and weekly shopping.

Equal Opportunities

UEL is an inclusive equal opportunities employer and are proud of our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity achievements, including: zero gender pay gap, members of Stonewall and have won Athena Swan awards. We expect all employees of UEL to accept our EDI policy and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.

So, if you’d like to take your career to the next level with us here at the University of East London and are inspired by our environment and committed to success, we want you to apply today!

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To contact the recruitment team please phone +44 20 8223 3000 x 4600 or e-mail [email protected]

CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.

At UEL we are committed to working together to build a community which values diversity in both our staff and student populations, is representative and inclusive, enabling all to progress and thrive.

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