Senior Administrator (Risk and Assurance)

University of Cambridge
February 13, 2023
Offerd Salary:£38,592-£51,805
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Senior Administrator (Risk and Assurance)

The Governance and Compliance Division is looking for someone with excellent communication skills who is keen and willing to learn to join the University's growing assurance and regulatory compliance team. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a wide range of senior colleagues and to support the breadth of activities taking place across a world leading University. The role would be ideal for someone looking to progress their career in higher education professional services.

Working closely with the Head of Assurance, you will help to further develop the University's approach to risk management and assurance by managing the operational delivery of risk management arrangements on behalf of the Audit Committee and the Council and will be the main point of liaison for risk management, providing expert advice to senior University Officers and colleagues. Prior experience of risk management is not essential and training will be provided.

You will provide support to the Head of Assurance in relation to the administration of the Audit Committee, which is responsible for regulatory compliance, covering a broad range of areas including assurance, internal audit, external audit and risk management.

To thrive in this role, you need to be an excellent at oral and written communication, have strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise confidently with staff at all levels and to convey an authoritative view to stakeholders and gain confidence of others over whom you have no direct responsibility. You will also have excellent organisational skills, with the ability to manage a brief which covers a wide range of activities. You will be educated to at least a first degree level (or equivalent), ideally with experience of supporting Committees and an understanding of higher education.

If you are well organised and self-motivated, can thrive under pressure and enjoy working with a wide range of people, then we would love to hear from you.

Additional information regarding the role may be found within the further particulars.

Closing date for applications is Monday 13 February 2023.

Interviews will be held on 21 February 2023.

The University of Cambridge is committed to supporting our staff to thrive both professionally and personally. We aim to support a good work/life balance, whilst retaining the positive aspects of our unique in-person environment and culture. Elements of this role are suitable for hybrid working, where staff can split their time between in-person collaboration and remote working. The frequency of the remote elements of the role can be discussed with the recruiting manager.

Your application should clearly set out how you meet the criteria listed in the person profile (the skills and experience required for the role) along with relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted based upon these criteria.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for flexible working arrangements.

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

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Dr Elle Bateman, Head of Assurance ([email protected]).

For non-web applications, and any other questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Katherine Fahey, HR Business Manager ([email protected]).

Please quote reference AJ35100 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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    Governance and Compliance Division, Central Cambridge








    23 January 2023

    Closing date

    13 February 2023

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