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Posted: Wednesday, November 8th 2017
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Job Title:     PA to the Director
Organisation:     Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Salary:     £19,156 - 20,514 p.a.
Type:     Full-Time Position
Location:     Birmingham, England
Closing Date:     Monday, December 4th, 2017
Job Ref No:     44372
Other Benefits:   University pension scheme is available.
Job Description:
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts is a unique arts foundation, located at the heart of the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston campus. Home to an exceptional collection of art, this busy and lively public museum offers an acclaimed programme of exhibitions and activities throughout the year. We are now looking for an enthusiastic, highly organised and professional PA to the support the Director. The successful person will manage the Director’s diary, service, coordinate and schedule meetings, arrange travel plans, manage correspondence and communications, research and assist the Director on special projects, and work on the organisation and delivery of a wide range of events generated by the Director’s office. Dealing with a diverse range of contacts and stakeholders across the University of Birmingham, and cultural organisations both nationally and internationally, the post holder will exercise the highest standards of courtesy, confidentiality and tact.
Required Skills:
• Demonstrable experience of working in a PA/executive support role
• Educated to first degree level or equivalent, preferably in an arts or humanities discipline
• Experience of working in an Arts, Heritage or Higher Education environment
• High standard of literacy, ability to communicate clearly in writing, using appropriate language, grammar and tone, and with meticulous attention to detail
• Good numeracy skills
• Excellent IT skills, including Outlook, Word, Excel spreadsheet, PowerPoint
• Experience of providing a timely and accurate secretariat service for meetings and committees
• Strong organisational skills, ability to manage own time effectively, work to competing deadlines, and use initiative to anticipate challenge and opportunities
• Demonstrable understanding of confidentiality issues, evidence of a high level of tact
• Ability to apply excellent interpersonal and communication skills when dealing with colleagues and contacts at all levels
• Experience of working enthusiastically as part of a busy small team and a proven capacity to work in a mutually supportive manner
• Flexible and positive approach to work
• Evidence of an informed interest in the cultural sector
Application Instructions:
A full job description and application process are available on the University of Birmingham website or through the link below:
Contact Name:     Mr Greg Cook
Contact Tel:     01214146365
Contact Fax:    
Contact Email:
Address:     Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, .  
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