Executive Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor

Date advertised

10 March 2023

Closing date

2 April 2023




Vice-Chancellor's Office

Required hours

Full Time




£50,331 - £56,125 per annum pro rata

Founded in 1837, the Royal College of Art is the world’s largest community of postgraduate art and design students. It is also the oldest art and design university in continuous operation and has been ranked as the world ‘s number 1 art & design university for a remarkable nine consecutive years, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 – the largest world-wide survey of academic and industry opinion.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and proactive EA to direct and manage the Vice-Chancellor’s time in the most effective and efficient manner, ensuring that the most pressing and strategic issues are prioritised above issues which should be directed to other members of the senior team. To oversee the work of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, ensuring the provision of a professional and efficient service to the executive and to external and internal stakeholders.  This role will require a confident, highly organised and experienced individual to take control of diaries, manage workflow, action emails, and keep track of actions and deadlines to ensure the most effective use of the Vice Chancellor’s time. 

The postholder will need to be unflappable when working to tight deadlines and also be able to multitask, anticipating needs and juggling competing priorities. They will need strong personal resilience and to thrive on reactive challenges. They will have excellent judgement, strong influencing and communication skills and the ability to manage competing demands. They will need to understand both the HE sector and RCA and its constituent parts, or be able to pick this up very quickly. 

The postholder will be dealing with highly confidential materials, relating to HR, finance, governmental affairs, and matters relating to Council, the College’s governing body. They must remain discreet and wholly professional when working with colleagues and maintain absolute confidentiality over such matters.

Please see the Information Pack for further details.

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The Royal College of Art is an equal opportunities employer. The College particularly welcomes applications from all sections of the community and would particularly encourage members of minority groups to apply.  

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