Personal Assistant To Head Of Hospitality and Events

Manchester, United Kingdom
£25,269 per annum
12 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 25/09/2018
Salary : £25,269 per annum
Employment Type : Permanent
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Professional Support Services
Division : University Catering - Catering General Manager
Hours Per week : 40

Role and responsibilities

Hospitality & Events is a busy, diverse department, you will be able to work in a fast pace environment expected to multi task and take a proactive approach to the role. You will provide first line administrative support to the Head of Hospitality & Events, communicating and liaising with the their colleagues, direct reports and other professional associates as required - obtaining key information, preparing and finalising arrangements and documents for meetings and other events, whilst also undertaking tasks and projects in support of the Head of Hospitality & Events and other management colleagues for the benefit of the Hospitality & Events operation in its on-going strategic aims.

Qualifications and experience:

QCF Level 5 qualification in business administration-related subject and/or demonstrable professional skills and knowledge gained through relevant industry experience
Business administration knowledge and skills gained within a similar environment, providing services on a similar scope and scale
A current, sound knowledge and awareness of the key issues affecting the hospitality sector, particularly including those pertinent to the role and its environment
A working knowledge of current operational compliance for Health & Safety Regulations within business environments
Sound written communication skills commensurate with the requirements the post
IT competence – e-mail, MS Office/equivalent – WP & spread-sheets (HR)
Liaison and networking skills gained within a comparable role and work environment
Excellent verbal communication skills
Influencing skills, in relation to advising/guiding managers and other employees, gained in a similar working environment
Demonstrable knowledge and skills of customer service excellence, including sound customer liaison skills, on a similar scope and scale
Evidence of readily accepting individual accountability and effective use of initiative
Ability to contribute towards effective team and individual meetings and reviews
Ability to manage and prioritise workload in meeting requirements/deadlines
A thorough understanding of financial responsibilities and processes associated with administration in line with the requirements of the role

About Us

University of Manchester Conferences Ltd (UMC Ltd) provides conference, catering, bar and hotel services to students and staff throughout the University of Manchester. This role reports to the Head of Hospitality and Events and has key liaison with the Hospitality & Events Senior Management team

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Alison Shedlock


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

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