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Committee Officer

Job title Committee Officer

Department Vice-Chancellor's Office

Salary Starting from £34,304, rising to £40,927

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2429

Placed on Friday 17 June 2022

Closing date Sunday 10 July 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC9556

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The Committee Officer is the engine room of the governance team. You will work collaboratively within the team to ensure an exceptional standard of service delivery by providing critical and seamless support to Council, Senate and all their committees. Key committee tasks include annual planning, drawing up agenda, commissioning and drafting papers and drafting minutes. In all these activities you place an emphasis on flexibility, operational delivery and continuous improvement.

You will take responsibility for maintaining action and decision logs for Council, Senate and their committees and for ensuring that colleagues are informed and reminded of their actions in a supportive and timely fashion. You will also oversee record-keeping for the team and will be adept at finding innovative solutions for the management of the team’s information in a streamlined and effective manner. You will exercise sound judgement and excellent communication skills in managing these processes for senior University leaders within a busy environment.

Each of the Committee Officers on the Team will have individual areas of responsibility but a team-based approach is indispensable to ensure that, regardless of circumstances, the business of the team runs smoothly and you perform well in the role.

This role requires you to balance a meticulous eye for detail with a clear understanding of the wider University context.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Emily Commander, Head of Strategic Governance (ekc26@bath.ac.uk).

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Update to our application process:

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