Personal Assistant to Director of Theme

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£25,110 to £28,763 per annum with potential progression to £35,951 per annum
Aug 03, 2021
End of advertisement period
Oct 05, 2021
Contract Type

School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Permanent
Salary Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £25,110 to £28,763 per annum with potential progression to £35,951 per annum
Apply by 27/08/2021

Role Description

Cranfield University’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Cranfield University, School of Water, Energy & Environment welcomes applications from experienced and self-motivated individuals.

About SWEE/Water

The School of Water, Energy and Environment (SWEE) hosts three Themes for Cranfield; Energy and Power, Environment and Agrifood, and Water. The School leads our institutional response on clean growth, climate adaptation and infrastructure renewal; key components of the green economy agenda.

The Water Theme is ambitious and comprises of the Cranfield Water Science Institute (CWSI) and the Centre for Competitive Creative Design (C4D), the Theme offers postgraduate taught and research degrees as well as short courses. The Theme also leads or is part of a number of Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs).

About the Role

We are looking for a proactive and professional Personal Assistant to support the Director of the Water Theme. In addition to this, you will provide administrative support for a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) and you will be responsible for managing the administration team for the Theme to ensure a high quality administrative support overall.

About You

This opportunity would suit a self-motivated Personal Assistant, who can make an immediate impact in the team.  You will be pro-active, with excellent interpersonal skills to support the Director of Theme and manage the admin support for a Centre for Doctoral Training and the Theme overall.  Excellent attention to detail with the ability to proactively manage complex diary commitments to meet tight deadlines is essential.  You will have a confident, friendly manner and be IT literate with experience in using a range of Microsoft applications.

You must have previous experience of managing communications and activities of a highly sensitive nature, with recognition of the importance of confidentiality.

In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key position, and to support world leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment.

Our Values

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here. We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential.

Diversity and Inclusion

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

To further demonstrate our commitment to progressing gender diversity in STEM, we are members of WES & Working Families, and sponsors of International Women in Engineering Day.

Flexible Working

We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.

For an informal discussion, please contact Tania Rice, Personal Assistant to the Director of the Water Theme, on (T) +44 (0)1234 758339; (E); 

Interviews to be held: 10 September 2021

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