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Personal Assistant

Job Description

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the English Propositions team for an experienced, enthusiastic and dynamic Personal Assistant to support our Global Propositions Director. You will also provide proactive, confidential secretarial, strategic and administrative support to the Global Propositions Team and other members of the Senior Management Team, as and when required.

Our mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Which is why every year, we give vital support to millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. From teachers and learners to researchers and academics, we help to build confidence, unlock potential, and enable success. We give people the opportunity to show what they've learnt, we spread knowledge, spark enquiry, and aid understanding.

We achieve this by embracing change, and continuously focusing on our customers' needs. And by collaborating, and carefully listening to our customers and to each other, we keep moving forward, keep innovating, and keep finding newer and better ways of doing things.

The Role

  • Act as Personal Assistant to the Global Propositions Director providing diary management, travel arrangements, expenses management and identifying priorities and deadlines to the Global Propositions Team.

  • Schedule and organise Board meetings, including contacting attendees, booking rooms, and sourcing all required documents.

  • Take minutes of meetings and summarise important documentation required for the Global Propositions Team.

  • Support the Global Propositions Director with travel booking, arranging meetings, moderating workshops, and general administrative support.

  • Reprioritise tasks to respond efficiently and effectively to meet timelines to best support the needs of the Global Propositions Director.

  • Show excellent judgment when decision-making; to, in essence, take care of anything and everything that might distract the Global Propositions Director from their schedule and email, and sometimes act on their behalf., 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.

    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.

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    Documents

  • PA to Global Propositions Director_final JD2.pdf (96.14 KB)

Candidate Description

You are an experienced Personal Assistant with extensive knowledge of MS 365. You are a strong team player who is diplomatic, trustworthy, pragmatic and personable. You are a highly motivated individual who is able to work independently and manage their time effectively to meet tight deadlines. You are a great communicator with strong attention to detail. Ideally you will have previous experience of working in global education.

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.

Application Description

University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK, CB2 8BS

Employer Description

We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge., 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.