Lucy Birch

Executive Officer and Office Manager
Office of the Vice-Chancellor
 Lucy Birch


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I am the Executive Officer and Officer Manager in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor (OVC), and have worked at the University of Essex since September 2019. I am responsible for line management of the OVC PA team, general office management including development of the space in line with the evolving needs of the business, budget management for operational and strategic budgets and providing executive support to the Vice-Chancellor on a range of projects. Before working at the University of Essex, I held various administrative and management posts within the NHS, spanning a period of 15 years. The posts included Complaints Management, Project Management, Primary Care Administration Management and PA/Executive Assistant roles.

+44 (0) 1206 872451


5S.5.4, Colchester Campus

Working pattern:

I work compressed hours, 10 days in 9 - week 1: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm and week 2: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.30pm. I am based mostly on campus and occasionally work from home.