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Executive Assistant

Job Description

Job Description

Are you an innovative Executive Assistant, looking to make a difference?

Are you action orientated and creative, with the flexibility required to work in a busy environment?

As the new Executive Assistant to the Chief People Officer, you can really make a difference to the People and Culture function here at Cambridge University Press & Assessment. By supporting her work, you will allow her to concentrate on the strategic focus of the business, delivering change and growth.

If you enjoy an empowered and evolving working environment that in return invests in your development - where your contributions and achievements are valued, we welcome your application.

Empowering change

No two days will be the same in this busy and varied role. With plenty of opportunity to be innovative, as you resolve matters that arise and need immediate attention. You'll build your understanding of our global organisation, being a sounding board - empowering decision making and supporting the Chief People Officer's agenda for change.

With your outstanding organisational skills, you will provide comprehensive administration support, exercising confidentiality, tact and diplomacy, taking ownership of projects helping you develop an understanding of the strategic narrative and priorities.

A member of many teams

A pivotal member of the People and Culture function which has over 100 colleagues worldwide, you will also work collaboratively with the Executive Assistant Team supporting the Executive Board collaboratively, with the opportunity to provide mentorship to administrative colleagues within the organisation.

With the ability to foresee problems and prevent them by taking action, you will proactively anticipate needs, with no crystal ball to hand.

A bit about 'You'

Bring yourself to work, whoever you are. With a sense of humour, and the confidence to appropriately challenge and advocate, you will work closely with the Chief People Officer, at times going above and beyond.

A natural networker, influencer, and persuader, you'll be determined and unphased by problems. You'll have experience in an Executive Assistant role in a highly pressurised environment, having demonstrated sound judgment and discretion in handling internal colleagues and external contacts, working effectively without direct supervision or guidance.

With proven influencing skills across a broad range of stakeholders to pursue positive outcomes, you'll have the ability to exercise compassion and assertiveness when situations demand.

Employer Description

When the University of Cambridge brought together its publishing and assessment operations to create a single organisation on 1 August 2021, we connected with a growing desire from learners, teachers and researchers to engage with Cambridge in a joined up digital way - meeting the ever-growing demand for innovative products that combine expertise in learning and assessment. The result? Cambridge University Press & Assessment has the capabilities to provide world leading assessment, learning and academic research offerings globally, under the world-renowned Cambridge brand and backed by first class teaching and research departments.

We're always contributing to the bigger picture and making a lasting difference that goes beyond today. We're going even further than ever before. Will you?

If you're looking to fulfil your potential - and help others find theirs - we want to hear from you!

Interviews to be held on site in Cambridge 9^th June 2022.

Learn more about Cambridge University Press & Assessment's Benefits here

The key to our work is our colleagues, whose shared commitment enables us to have an ever-greater impact. We are a united, vibrant, and respectful global community of people, and we ensure that every individual is recognised, listened to, and cared for. And because our impact is amplified when our people are empowered, we give everyone the opportunity to develop in their own way. Whether you want a career that's linear, or want to follow your own path, we'll support you, and help give you the resources and training you'll need to be bold and take ownership of what you do.

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it's safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.

We believe that diversity of thought, background, and approach create better outcomes. More importantly, fostering an inclusive culture is the right thing to do, and it's part of how we achieve our purpose: to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Ensuring that anyone, no matter who they are, feels they belong here is an essential part of who we are and the contribution we make to society, and to our planet.

To enable an environment which our people can thrive in, our customers benefit from, and where work complements life, we empower everyone to manage their time and capacity, and to prioritise their wellbeing. That's why from day one everyone at Cambridge University Press & Assessment can discuss flexible working options to find the best solution for them and their role., Cambridge University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK, CB2 8BS Loading… Open In Google Maps Loading… Enlarge Map Loading