Administrative Assistant – European Studies Centre



Grade 4: £15,082.80 - £17,255.40 (£25,138 - 28,759 FTE)

Deadline: Tuesday 23 July 2024

St Antony’s College is recruiting for an Administrative Assistant to support the work of the European Studies Centre (ESC). This is a varied and interesting role involving events management and communications, as well as general administration.

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for supporting the ESC Administrator in delivering first-class administration, events organisation, and communications for the ESC, as well as having direct responsibility for supporting two research programmes in the Centre.

The ESC hosts an extensive programme of seminars and events throughout the year, and you will be play a key role in organising and publicising these events. You will also be a key point of contact for enquiries, as well as undertaking general office administration.

To be successful in your application, you will have relevant administration, event coordination, and communications experience with a keen eye for detail and an ability to work independently and resourcefully. Strong organisational and time-management skills and a flexible, proactive approach to your work, together with the ability to work under pressure and communicate effectively with a wide range of people will be essential. Experience of working in a higher education setting and knowledge of or interest in European affairs would be advantageous. As the workload is variable, it may be necessary to work outside core hours occasionally, including evenings and weekends (with time off in lieu being taken).

Working at St Antony’s College

This is a part-time (21 hours per week) post, for a fixed-term of two years. The exact working hours will be agreed with the successful candidate.

Administrative Assistant – European Studies Centre will be paid on the University grade 4 scale, currently £15,082.80 – £17,255.40 (£25,138 – 28,759 FTE) gross per annum.

There is a probationary period of three months.

We offer excellent employee benefits, including:

How to apply

Please send a completed application form by email to by 9am on Tuesday 23rd July 2024.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 30th July 2024.

Candidates will be shortlisted solely on the extent to which they meet the essential and desirable criteria of the person specification based on their application form. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and the right to work in the UK. 

St Antony’s College is an equal opportunities employer. Applicants will be asked to complete a confidential and anonymous online monitoring survey, which is not seen by the selection panel.

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Published date: July 3, 2024

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