Administrative Assistant

at University of Cape Town
Location Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Admin & Office
Work Hours Day
Salary 377850
Salary Units YEAR
Currency ZAR



The Dean’s Office at the Faculty of Health Sciences seeks to appoint a permanent and full-time, Administrative Assistant to provide a high level of administrative support to the Dean Team, for appointment as soon as possible.

The Deanery seeks a self-motivated, passionate, dynamic, dedicated, and organized individual with the ability to

work in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders. The individual should have strong interpersonal skills

with the ability to assist the Deanery professionally and efficiently in interfacing with external and internal


Responsibilities include:

  • Providing secretarial and administrative support to two Deputy Deans, within the scope of their work.
  • Providing administrative support, including secretariat services and minute-taking for selected committees
  • Organizing meetings and events that relate to the Deanery.
  • Finance and Human Resources administration

Requirements include:

  • Matric with a Secretarial Diploma or equivalent
  • 3 years’ experience working as a secretary to an executive, preferably in a higher education environment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and virtual meeting platforms, strong administrative and typing skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with local and international travel procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal and well-developed communication (oral and written), organizational, planning and

prioritisation skills.

  • A high degree of self-motivation, ability to take initiative, self-leadership, personal accountability, and


  • Ability to work independently, under pressure and to work well as part of a team.
  • Strong event organization skills and flexibility to work after hours.
  • Strong client service orientation and a good work ethic.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.


Interested candidates can send their CV


  • To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file

- UCT Application Form (download at

- Cover letter, and

- Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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