Head of Academic Centre Administration

University of Cambridge
February 28, 2023
Offerd Salary:£38,592-£51,805
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Head of Academic Centre Administration

Continuing education is currently one of the most exciting, prominent and fastest changing fields in global higher education. The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is an established leader in the field, tracing its roots back to 1873. ICE is based at the historic Madingley Hall campus, four miles west of Cambridge.

Whether seeking to develop their professional careers, change careers, explore new disciplines for personal enrichment or enrol in higher education for the first time ICE provides world-class courses across a range of subjects including coaching, creative writing, genomic medicine, history of art, international relations, philosophy and science communication , drawing on the resources of one of the world's best universities, for adults from all backgrounds.

ICE currently enrols around 5000 students each year on short courses and undergraduate and postgraduate award-bearing courses. We have ambitious plans to increase student enrolments over the next strategic period.

We wish to appoint a Head of Academic Centre Administration, working collaboratively with academics and administrators from across ICE and the Collegiate University, to create a portfolio of student-centred award-bearing and non-award bearing courses preparing students for success in their subsequent endeavours.

Through administrative leadership the Head of Academic Centre Administration will act to ensure that the course portfolio is thoughtfully and actively developed, and the courses delivered by ICE are of the very highest academic quality, commensurate with the University of Cambridge's reputation as one of the world's leading higher education providers.

The successful applicant will be responsible for line-managing a small administrative team, ensuring that a wide portfolio of courses is effectively delivered. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Academic Centres (Student & Professional Services), the role-holder will manage the administration of course commissioning and course management, develop processes to enhance the student experience and maintain effective financial control of the course portfolio. Working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, the successful applicant will ensure that a consistent and high-quality student-focused programme is delivered.

The successful candidate will have experience of leading educational activities, projects and people in the Higher Education sector as well as excellent organisational, IT and interpersonal skills with an innovative approach to developing and improving processes and delivery. S/he will have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to develop collaborative working relationships with a range of stakeholders. The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines is essential.

Further information is available at the link below. Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to Monica Kelly: [email protected] Questions about the application process may be directed to: [email protected]

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter (the length of which must not exceed two A4 sides) with the details of three referees in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 28 February 2023.

Interviews will take place on Friday 10 March 2023

Please quote reference EA35199 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall, Cambridge








    30 January 2023

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    28 February 2023

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