Job description

We have a new PA opportunity to join the team at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland’s #1 Modern University. The role will cover a period of maternity leave (likely to be up to 12 months). The PA will support the Director of People and Services and leadership team providing administrative and secretarial support.

Edinburgh Napier University is a forward thinking institution, home to forward-thinking people, inspired by the world around them. Join us and you will find that we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive pension and a minimum of 36 days holiday. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic and supportive environment, with a clear strategy and growth agenda.

The role

This crucial PA role will provide confidential PA and administration to the Director of People and Services, undertaking a range of duties including proactively managing the Director’s diary, effective record keeping, scheduling and servicing of meetings, arranging travel. The role may also provide an administrative service to the wider leadership team including managing diaries and arranging meetings, ensuring the appropriate paperwork is in place. The PA will liaise with a range of stakeholders including senior figures from external institutions as well as senior leaders across the university.

This role will be based at our Sighthill campus with working from home being required during the transition back to campus life.

Who we’re looking for

You will be experienced in balancing competing demands and priorities and supporting more than one senior executive. You will ideally will have demonstrable PA experience from within a busy office environment. Experience within the higher education sector would be beneficial but is not essential. Qualified with an HND or equivalent, you will be able to work within a fast paced environment managing and organising your workload as appropriate. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to build stakeholder relationships across the University providing a professional support service.

Please see the full job description here.

Benefits we offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts.

Salary – Grade 3 (£21,814 – £25,941) plus benefits

Further information regarding our excellent benefits can be viewed here .

Additional Information

  • Closing date – Wed 16 June at 11:59 pm
  • Interview date – TBC
  • Interviews are likely to be held online via video conferencing due to Covid.

    The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status.

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