Executive Assistant - Maynooth University Student Services (Counselling)

Maynooth (IE)
14 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
03 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Role

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education and student experience are interlinked and equally valued.

Applications are invited for a full-time, permanent post as Executive Assistant in Student Services. The successful candidate will be assigned to the Counselling Service reporting to the Head of the Counselling Service. They will provide support to a team of professional counsellors working in an essential fast-paced, demand-led service in order to provide a high-quality and efficient professional confidential Counselling Service to an ever-increasing, diverse student body.

Applicants for the post should have excellent IT, organisational, people and communication skills. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to work well in a team environment and have demonstrated their ability to use initiative. They will have experience of completing concurrent tasks within challenging deadlines and will have demonstrated excellent attention to detail and accuracy in their output. The role requires a high level of discretion and diplomacy, the capacity to maintain strict confidentiality and a competence for containment and empathy when dealing with distressed individuals and difficult situations.