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Executive Assistant to the President and Principal

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We are seeking a professional and highly capable individual to provide exceptional support to Professor Colin Bailey CBE, President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London. The role will focus on ensuring the smooth, efficient and effective running of the Principal’s business agenda as well as contributing more broadly to supporting the wider leadership of the University.

The postholder is responsible for providing high-quality executive assistant support to the President and Principal and will act with integrity and discretion, ensuring that professional and quality service standards are consistently maintained and applied within the role.

The postholder will be the first point of contact and a key external representative of the Office of the Principal, liaising on a daily basis with high profile external stakeholders, staff and students. The role provides a unique opportunity to gain broad experience in a high-profile role at the heart of one of the UK’s leading universities, managing a complex diary and juggling a number of competing priorities.

About the Department

The role holder works with the Head of the Principal’s Office, the Office Manager and other teammembersto provide overall executive support to the President and Principal and support the overall effectivenessofthe wider executiveteam. The role will require considerable initiative, judgement and adaptability to decide on appropriate courses of action, working in a busy and fast-paced environment.

The Office of the Principal is a supportive and collegiate working environment, where teamwork and a collaborative approach to work is valued.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus, London. It is a full time, permanent appointment. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £34,773 – £40,797 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as men as this group is underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to James McSean, Head of the Principal’s Office at [email protected].

To further details and to apply for the role, please click the ‘further details and to apply’ button.

The closing date for applications is 24th July 2022.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality.

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