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HR/Administrative Assistant


University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 06th Jan 2022
  • Salary: Grade 4: £22,847 to £26,341 per annum
  • REF: 155316
  • Closes: 20th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job Details

HR/Administrative Assistant

History Faculty, George Street, Oxford

Grade 4: £22,847 to £26,341 per annum

About the role

This is a fixed term position to cover the substantive postholder whilst they are on maternity leave.

The HR/Administrative Assistant will work as part of a team providing flexible HR and administrative support for the Faculty. The appointee will have particular responsibility for HR administration and PA support to the Regius Professor of History and to the Beit Professor of Imperial and Global History.

You may be called upon to help in a range of different areas, and we will endeavour to provide you with opportunities to broaden and deepen your skills.

About you

The successful candidate will need excellent organisational and team working skills, with a flexible can-do attitude and a willingness to integrate into and effectively support the administrative team. You will need to be able to adapt to the changing needs and priorities of the team and be able to demonstrate an ability to work under pressure, meeting strict deadlines and maintaining excellent attention to detail.

You will also have demonstrable communication skills and the ability to use your own initiative and work independently – but knowing when to seek further advice.

Strong IT skills and excellent literacy (English language) and numeracy skills are essential, as is a good level of secondary education.

You will have experience of handling confidential information, and the ability to manage personnel matters with tact and discretion.

Experience in an HR environment would be an advantage as would experience of providing support as a personal or executive assistant.

Training and career development opportunities will be provided.

Application Process

If you would like to discuss this role please contact the Clare Reynolds by email: clare.reynolds@history.ox.ac.uk.

You will be required to complete a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria and provide the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before noon Thursday 20th January 2022 can be considered.

Interviews will be held early February 2022 (most likely w/c 7th February).

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

Contact Person :

Clare Reynolds

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Closing Date & Time :

20-Jan-2022 12:00

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