Personal Assistant

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 08 Apr 2020

Applications are invited for a Personal Assistant to provide secretarial and administrative support to Professor Stuart Conway, who currently leads the EPSRC redOx¿KCL Programme Grant, the Wellcome Trust Chemistry in Cells PhD Programme, and his own research group. He teaches in the Department of Chemistry and is the Tutor and Fellow in Organic Chemistry at St Hugh's College, Oxford.

Find out more about the research and group at: http://research.chem.ox.ac.uk/stuart-conway.aspx .

You will provide secretarial and administrative support to Professor Conway, to the EPSRC Programme Grant and the Wellcome Trust PhD Programme. You will manage correspondence and diaries and arrange meetings. You will frequently liaise on and arrange travel and accommodation plans and produce itineraries. You will manage visitor programmes and act as the first point of contact for visitors. You will design, write and maintain research group websites and help to draft group documents. You will liaise with a number of University departments and external bodies, such as funding agencies.

Applicants must be self-motivated with a proactive approach and an ability to work flexibly and with the minimum of supervision. You will have secretarial experience (with the ability to touch type), expertise in Microsoft Office Suite and a high proficiency on both Mac and PC computers. You will be well organised with a high standard of literacy and an ability to work on confidential matters with tact and discretion. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to deal confidently and politely with colleagues and clients at all levels, including senior. Experience of web design and maintenance and social media would also be desirable, as would previous experience in a higher education environment.

The post will be based in the Department of Chemistry, Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TA and is available as soon as possible.

The post is initially for a fixed-term period of 3 years.

This is a full-time position, part time hours will be considered.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 8 April 2020. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

The University of Oxford is a Bronze Athena SWAN holder and the Department of Chemistry is a Silver award holder. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.


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