Executive Officer

Hybrid Temporary
£23.70 / Hourly
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Job Description

Do you have excellent high-level administrative skills? Are you a problem solver and quick thinker?

At Signature Recruitment, we are seeking a full-time Executive Officer to join our client, a higher education establishment in London. This is a full-time role with an immediate start for a 3-month contract. The role offers a hybrid working arrangement of three days in the office and two days home-based working.

As an Executive Officer, you will be the first point of contact in the office. You will be a strong communicator regularly liaising with senior faculty and cross-departmental colleagues, academics, and other professionals throughout the university.  You will show strong administrative and organisational skills. Duties include providing delivery of day-to-day operations including inbox and complex diary management, and executive assistance to several faculty senior team members and departments. Also, this position requires someone to proactively identify ways to improve service delivery and lead project work as required.

Executive Officer – Key Responsibilities:

  • Complex diary management
  • Effective with active inbox management – dealing with correspondence including e-mails, formal letters, drafting replies where necessary
  • Provide business triage for a broad range of time-critical issues referring upwards where required.
  • Meetings organisation including preparation of agendas, travel schedules, venue booking, catering, instructions for attendance and invitations.
  • Minute-taking at meetings
  • Other secretarial support to the Faculty or Department committees as required

Executive Officer – Key Skills:

  • The ability to be decisive and highly organised with strong time management in a busy team
  • Professionalism with good communication skills with people across all areas and fields, able to develop effective working relationships
  • Proficient in IT – good working knowledge of the Microsoft Suite in particular Excel and SharePoint

If you are positive, personable, with a strong work ethic and possess the required skills, please apply today!


While we aim to respond to every applicant, the volume of applications may result in delayed communication. If you do not receive a response within a week, your application may not have been successful on this occasion, but we will keep your details for potential future opportunities. Please be aware that Signature Recruitment will never reach out to candidates through WhatsApp, nor will we request sensitive information like bank details, passport, or driving licence data during the application process.  For a secure job search and reliable flexible work, we advise consulting Jobs Aware who ensures all workers and work-seekers in the UK have access to free help and advice, as well as provides an option to report a scam or exploitation. T9730

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