We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly organised Executive Assistant to support Professor Fiona Powrie, the Director of the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, a centre dedicated to the discovery of new therapies for chronic inflammatory disease within the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences.
This is an exciting opportunity for a high-calibre individual to play a central role in supporting Professor Powrie in her numerous institutional, research, administrative and academic duties. You will act as first point contact for the Director’s busy office, being responsible for complete calendar and diary management, requiring interaction with both internal and external executives. You will organise internal and external meetings, seminars and conferences held or attended by Professor Powrie, as well as managing a high volume of incoming correspondence, emails and telephone calls, progressing matters as appropriate.
You must have a University degree or equivalent experience, and previous project support experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills and meticulous attention to detail in all matters are essential. You should also have experience of diary management, including making complex travel arrangements and be an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual. A background of working in an academic or research environment and experience in planning and arranging academic meetings would be desirable.
This is a fixed-term, full time position for 3 years.
Due to the nature of the research at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, this job will require additional security pre-employment checks:
• A satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service check
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 28 February 2024. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.