Personal Assistant and Administrator

Manchester, United Kingdom
£23,334 to £26,243 per annum
27 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 10/12/2018
Salary : £23,334 to £26,243 per annum
Employment Type : Permanent
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Library & Cultural Institutions
Hours Per week : Part-time (21 hours per week)
Contract Duration : Permanent

We are seeking to appoint a Personal Assistant & Administrator to the Leadership Team of The University of Manchester Library. You will demonstrate initiative, excellent organisational and IT skills, as well as have previous experience of successful working as a PA to senior managers. If appointed you will provide comprehensive secretarial and administrative support and, additionally, will be part of a busy administrative team, supporting the day-to-day work of the Library.

You will have excellent communication skills and will need the ability to prioritise work against time and other pressures. Flexibility and the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues are also essential.

The University of Manchester Library is one of only five National Research Libraries and the third largest academic library in the UK. Our vast and rich collections (both print and increasingly digital) help us to deliver a world-class library and information service for the University of Manchester. While our primary objective is to meet the learning, teaching and research needs of University members, we are also fully committed to widening access to our services to individual researchers, local schools and others in the regional community.

The University of Manchester Library strives to create a working environment that is supportive and rewarding, providing a platform from which we can achieve our ambitious strategy. This culture and values is embodied in our five ways of working:

  1. Empowerment – Empowering and supporting individuals to take more risks
  2. Openness – More questioning and working with greater openness and trust
  3. Inclusion – Creating an inclusive culture by recognising each other’s differences and strengths
  4. Responsibility – Taking collective responsibility to achieve our shared goals
  5. Support – Delighting in our success whilst supporting each other through adversity

It’s important that all colleagues share in this vision and are committed to helping create a working environment that is both rewarding and fulfilling. Please consider this before applying for this role.

Hours & Place of Work

Working hours are 21 Hours per week

This post is based primarily in the Main Library, Oxford Road. However, all Library employees are required to work at any Library site, as necessary.

All Library staff are required to wear a name badge and branded clothing during defined promotional activities and events.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the black and minority ethnic (BME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area. All appointments will be 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:


Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further Particulars and Job Description

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