Executive Assistant

Southampton, United Kingdom
£25,627 to £30,497 per annum
24 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £25,627 to £30,497 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 11 February 2022
Interview Date:   Monday 21 February 2022
Reference:  1599421EW-R

The Student Experience Directorate within the University of Southampton is looking for a professional and efficient Executive Assistant to provide support to senior members of staff within the Student Experience Directorate.

The role holder will act as Executive Assistant to a small number of senior staff, developing high-quality relationships to allow for the directorate, and staff, to function effectively in role. The role will provide a variety of duties, including diary management, general administration and operational support for the management of logistics including travel and in-country activities. The role holder will be part of a small team of Executive Assistants within the Central Operations department.

We welcome applicants with experience within an Executive Assistant style role, keen to work as part of a team.   Applicants must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as proven IT skills (including MS SharePoint and Teams), the ability to demonstrate initiative and to prioritise their own work whilst contributing to a team.  Proven experience of diary management on behalf of others, effective minute taking and a strong attention to detail are essential.  

This is an exciting opportunity to join a Directorate dedicated to the constant improvement of our students' experience.  Our services are constantly evolving to meet the challenges and changing expectations of our customers, the students.  

Interviews will be taking place on Monday 21 February 2022, please allow for a full day.

We encourage anyone interested in applying for this opportunity to arrange an informal conversation to discuss the role in more detail.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Jane Sturgeon (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1599421EW-R on all correspondence. 

To arrange an informal discussion, please contact Kathryn Athow (Student Experience Projects and Operations Manager) via

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