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Executive Assistant - QMUL23954

Department: Centre for Neuroscience and Trauma, Blizard Institute
Salary: £34,220 - £40,194 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL23954
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 08-Jan-2021
Closing date: 08-Feb-2021

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About the Role

An Executive Assistant is required to join the newly formed academic unit of The Division of Orthopaedics. This is part of a new and rapidly expanding collaboration between the academic unit based at the Blizard Institute and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and the clinical department based at Barts Health NHS Trust. The post holder’s primary role will be acting as first point of contact for the Chair of Orthopaedics and the Senior Leadership Team. Dealing with all enquiries with professionalism and sensitivity, and maintaining strong relations with internal and external stakeholders.


About You

Applicants will have excellent secretarial, organisational and administrative skills, with previous experience of providing support at Director or senior level, and managing a busy office. They will have exceptional communication skills, with an excellent command of English. The candidate will thrive in a diverse and demanding role and have experience of working in higher education or the NHS environment. They will have experience in social media or marketing and will take the lead on coordinating the unit social media strategy and wider strategic priorities. The candidate will be able to demonstrate resourcefulness under pressure and the ability to prioritise a demanding and varied workload.

About the Institute

The Blizard Institute is the largest institute of Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and aims to deliver excellence in all aspects of research, teaching and clinical service. The Institute is organised into 5 separate Centres, which though complementary and following the Institute strategic plan, also have Centre-specific objectives and requirements.

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 continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


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 Whitechapel Campus in London. It is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 24 months, with an expected start date as soon as possible. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £34,220 - £40,194 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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Jamila Kassam at


To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.


The closing date for applications is 8th February 2021


Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality


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