Senior Executive Assistant

Holborn, London
From £42,000 per annum
15 May 2019
05 Jun 2019
Job Title
Industry Sector
Charity, Technology
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Executive Assistant

From £42,000 per annum when working full time (35 hours a week)

Holborn, London


About us

Jisc is helping to ensure the UK remains at the forefront of innovation within UK education and research – by mobilising the very best people and technologies in the application of digital thinking, digital content and connectivity.

It’s our vision to enable the UK to become the most digitally-advanced education and research nation in the world. It’s a bold statement, but one that we’re determined to fulfil.

We want Jisc to be a great place to work. A place where people make a difference to our members, feel valued and have fun – how we work is a vital part of that. Our values are our guiding principles. They define how we work and help us to do what we do so well. Our values are:

  • Pride: We have pride in what we do but aren’t arrogant or complacent
  • Passion: Our passion drives everything we do
  • Pace: We deliver at the right pace to meet the needs of our members and each other
  • Trust: You can trust us to deliver on our promises
  • Teamwork: We are one team and teamwork makes us better


About the role                                

As our new senior executive assistant, you will be leading our remarkable professional executive assistant team, providing an excellent customer experience,

You will provide high level support to the CEO developing a deep knowledge and understanding of his priorities, activities and approach to working in order to provide proactive and appropriate support at all times, acting as ‘gatekeeper’ for his time.

You and the team will provide support for the executive leadership team as a whole, supporting team meetings, recording key discussions and decisions and tracking actions as necessary. 

You will also be responsible for managing a small team of executive assistants, including managing the day to day workload and overseeing the way that the team delivers for the Executive Leadership Team.

To find out more about the role, please click here.

About you

We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they think they can’t tick every box, but we realise the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist. So, if you are excited about working for us, and think you can do most of what we are looking for, go ahead and apply. You could be exactly what we need!

We’re ideally looking for someone with:

  • Previous line management experience
  • Proven practical experience of providing executive assistant support to Executive directors
  • Experience of working within a team environment ensuring joined up services
  • Experience in a customer facing administrative role at an appropriate level, including handling a wide range of enquiries through email and telephone
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully building positive and effective working relationships with colleagues

Why work at Jisc?

  • We’re constantly learning and developing, and all our people have access to a comprehensive range of learning resources to help them achieve this.
  • Our benefits are pretty good too – we offer 25 days holiday (plus 3 days Christmas closure), contribute a huge 19.5% to your 8.8% for your pension from day one, and can provide discounts with various IT suppliers, cycle to work schemes, season ticket loans, and generous parental leave arrangements (amongst many other things).


This role will be based in London

Jisc is a geographically-distributed organisation and travel across the UK will be required at times.

At Jisc we celebrate diversity and know that it’s critical for our success. We are continuing to drive an inclusive culture, so if you are great at what you do and embrace our values, we want to hear from you.

We have an agile and proactive recruitment process and review CV’s as we receive them. We don’t use closing dates – we interview as soon as we receive suitable applications, so please apply as soon as possible to avoiding missing out on this role.

No agencies please.


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