ucisa are looking for a Executive Support Officer

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02 November 2020 - ucisa are looking for a Executive Support Officer

Founded in 1992, ucisa is the member-led professional body for digital practitioners in education. ucisa is a registered not-for-profit charity. Open and inclusive, we work together to use our collective technical knowledge and digital expertise to help transform teaching, learning and research by supporting operational efficiency and an excellent student experience.

Almost all UK Higher Education institutions are ucisa members along with a growing number of Further Education and Sixth Form colleges.

We support our community by running a wide range of events and conferences backed up with surveys, reports and best practice toolkits and guides that help our members better meet the ever-increasing digital demands of twenty-first-century education in the UK.

We also work closely with technology and digital service suppliers to the sector – helping them better understand our needs so that they can deliver the solutions that members need.


Executive Support Officer (ESO)

This is a full-time role. We are currently reviewing our work base, which will remain in the Oxford area. Although the successful candidate will be able to work from home they will be expected to travel to and work in Oxford to meet the needs of ucisa and the role.

We are looking for an experienced Executive Support Officer with at least two years’ experience in a similar public facing role and who has very strong admin, facilitation and support skills. You will closely with the CEO and Board of Trustees, to support ucisa’s work with members. Experience of Board level facilitation, preparing reports, taking minutes and working in a confidential manner is essential.

You must have excellent people skills, and have sound experience of working with people at all levels of business and organisations.

You must be able to travel for work purposes and must be prepared to work flexibly, including occasional weekends and evenings to meet Executive and Trustee level schedules. You must therefore have excellent time-management skills and have a positive ‘can-do’ attitude.

To apply for this role, please email your CV to: jo.cairns@sereniti.co.uk by 12.00 on Monday, 16th November 2020. Interviews will take place on 18th November and will include a relevant skills test. A further assessment may take place during week commencing 23rd November, to be confirmed. The selection process will take place remotely.

Start date: As soon as possible

Summary of Terms and Conditions

  • Contract: Permanent full time
  • Hours per week: 37.5, Monday-Friday
  • Salary: £28,000-£32,000 per year (dependent on candidate experience and skill set)
  • Leave: 30 days annual leave & 8 Bank Holidays
  • Pension: Defined Contribution scheme (6.7% employer contribution, voluntary employee contribution 0-6.7%)


Key role duties

Please see job description and personal specification document for details of what the role involves and the person we are looking for.