Our client, The Open University is a public distance learning and Research University, and one of the biggest universities in the UK for undergraduate education. Their innovative and inclusive approach to education has seen 1.89 million people, all over the world, realising their educational ambitions by studying with the University since it opened in 1969.
The staff are committed to putting their students first and to supporting them to realise their potential. Study with the OU is more than just education - it is life changing learning, do you want to be part of this team?
The OU is looking to recruit a PA to join them asap until 31st December 2019, working full time and paying ￡14.05ph.
The main purpose of the post is to provide a comprehensive service to the Director to co-ordinate the work of the team ensuring that University and documents are kept up to date and reflect current activities, to collate and disseminate information relating to team members, and prioritising the output from the Director's office.
You will need:
Experience of working to deadlines, with a positive attitude to working under pressure and the ability to remain calm.
Willing to exercise initiative and use judgement where appropriate.
Strong IT skills including Word, Outlook, Excel and Power Point with a good working knowledge of multi screen electronic diary work is required.
Must have strong interpersonal skills including an ability to negotiate with staff at all levels and with external contacts, especially at senior management level
Excellent communication skills are required, both written and oral.
Provide proof of excellent organisational skills with an ability to multitask and prioritise a range of activities. Must also provide examples of how worked proactively in previous employment.
If this is the ideal role for you please apply online or call Sophie Holmes or Angela Hoxley on 01908 246715 to discuss further.