Postgraduate Administrator

University of Cambridge
May 05, 2024
Offerd Salary:£29,605-£33,966
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Postgraduate Administrator

The Faculty of English is seeking to appoint a motivated, enthusiastic and adaptable individual to the post of Postgraduate Administrator. You will be responsible to and work alongside the Faculty's Postgraduate Coordinator to contribute to the effective administration and development of the Faculty's Postgraduate Office, which supports all postgraduate (MPhil and PhD) admissions and education across the Faculty which includes the Department of Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic and the academic programmes for Cambridge Digital Humanities.

The role provides administrative and clerical support for applications to postgraduate courses, coordination of teaching, postgraduate research seminars, for student progress and assessment, working closely with the academic officers who have specific responsibility for postgraduate students' education (the Directors of Postgraduate Studies, for English, ASNC and Cambridge Digital Humanities). The role holder will primarily support the MPhil and PhD in Digital Humanities plus other Faculty MPhil and PhD programmes, acting as secretary to committees for admissions and student education.

The successful candidate will be proficient in using Microsoft Office software, including Access and Excel; have well developed organisational skills; and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively (oral and written). They should be able to work with a high level of accuracy and have good attention to detail.

Candidates should be educated to HND, HNC, level 4/5 vocational qualification or hold an equivalent level of practical experience. Administrative experience in a Higher Education environment and knowledge of course administration is essential for the role.

The post is full-time with working arrangements to be agreed between the successful candidate and the Faculty at the time of appointment, taking into account the Faculty's expectation of working from at the office at least three days a week.

Benefits of working at Cambridge include:

  • Competitive rates of pay with automatic service-related pay progression and annual cost of living increases;
  • Generous annual leave allowance of 36 days paid leave (including bank holidays)
  • Generous maternity, adoption and shared parental leave entitlement and other family friendly schemes (e.g. workplace nurseries and salary exchange schemes for childcare);
  • An auto-enrolment pension scheme, with a generous employer contribution;
  • Travel benefits and retail discounts at over 2,000 local and national stores;
  • Schemes to support with relocation / the provision of accommodation.
  • Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Anna Fox, Postgraduate Coordinator on [email protected] or Marina Ballard, Faculty Administrator on [email protected]. For queries regarding the application process please contact the School's HR Team on [email protected]

    The closing date for applications is midnight (BST) on Sunday 5th May 2024. Interviews are expected to take place in mid-May 2024, subject to change.

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    Please quote reference GG41032 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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    Faculty of English, Cambridge






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    2 April 2024

    Closing date

    5 May 2024

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