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Vice Chancellor's Department
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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21,814 - 25,217 a year
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The Vice-Chancellor and President is the University’s chief executive and the University’s most senior academic and also its most senior administrative officer.

Each area of the University's expertise is looked after by a senior member of the University, supported by staff within the Vice-Chancellor's department.


We are seeking an excellent PA and administrator to join the Vice-Chancellor’s Department, supporting the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

You will balance the demands of a busy diary with conflicting commitments; build good relationships across departments; arrange and provide support and service meetings; draft and prepare documentation and organise travel, accommodation and events.

You will need to have good interpersonal and organisational skills as well as excellent IT skills. Key to this role is the ability to juggle competing demands ensuring the Pro-Vice-Chancellor’s priorities are reflected in their diary; managing large email in-boxes to deal with correspondence quickly and accurately. You should have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Salary will be within the range £21,814-£25,217 a year.  This is an open and full-time post, based in the beautiful historic Heslington Hall. 

Interview date: Wednesday 8 January 2020

For informal enquiries: please contact Julie Sugden, by email to or by  telephone  01904 322926.

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