Executive Assistant to RISJ Director

Politics & Int Relations

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 18th Nov 2021
  • Salary: Grade 5: £26,341 - £31,406 (with a discretionary range to £34,304) per annum
  • REF: 154400
  • Closes: 04th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job Details

Executive Assistant to RISJ Director

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ), 13 Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6PS

Grade 5: £26,341 – £31,406 (with a discretionary range to £34,304) per annum

About the role

Applications are welcomed for an Executive Assistant to join the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ). This is an exciting opportunity to join an outstanding team committed to connecting academic scholarship of the highest standards to major issues of relevance to journalists and editors from around the world.

As Executive Assistant, you will manage the Director’s day-to-day diaries. This will include arranging in person and online meetings, managing calls and conference access for speakers and attendees, organising travel, ensuring the necessary papers are in place for meetings, as well as helping with forward planning. All of these activities will involve exercising a considerable degree of judgement and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively within the University and beyond. You will also provide administrative support where needed.

The position is fixed-term until 31 December 2023 and is offered on a full time basis, ideally starting from January 2022.

About you

You will have experience working as an Executive Assistant, with an ability to manage and prioritise a varied and busy workload to deadlines. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and comfort in liaising with people at all levels, internal and external to the University. You will also have excellent organisational abilities and efficiency, coupled with sound judgement and the demonstrated ability to use initiative and to assume a high level of personal responsibility in dealing with particular issues and to facilitate constructive solutions to requests or problems.

Application Process

Informal enquiries about this role can be addressed to vacancies@politcs.ox.ac.uk

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement and details of three referees as part of your online application. Only applications received before midday (UK time) on Tuesday 4th January 2022 can be considered. Please quote reference 154400 on all correspondence.

Interviews will be held on 12th January via MS Teams.

The Reuters Institute is a global research centre and we want our team to reflect this. We are committed to equality and value diversity among our colleagues.

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