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Undergraduate Administrator

Salary: £24,289-£27,318.

The role provides administrative support to the Director and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, Chair of the Undergraduate Teaching Committee, Chair of the Staff/Student Committee and Chairs of the two Examinations Boards in overseeing all aspects of the departmental undergraduate teaching and examining programmes. The role plays a crucial part in assuming front line responsibility for organisational matters relating to the Department of Geography and deals with approximately 36 academic staff and 320 undergraduates, in addition to external examiners and substitute teachers. The role also provides occasional support to, and cover for, the Department's Graduate Administrator.

We are looking for a flexible team player with excellent communications skills (both orally and written) and good organisation skills, being able to prioritise both their own workload and the tasks to be carried out by others over a full academic year cycle coupled with the ability to be proactive and take initiative when required. Previous administrative experience is essential, preferably in an educational environment, as is proven competence.

Experience in committee support, with the ability to draft agendas and papers, to minute formal meetings and manage resulting actions. Excellent IT skills , including MS Office (word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint) are essential and the successful candidate should be educated to A level standard or equivalent.

For more detailed information please see the Further Particulars link at the bottom of this page.

If you have any queries about this position please email recruitment@geog.cam.ac.uk.

Interview date: Thursday 15th May 2014.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button on the University's jobs site page. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Please quote reference LC03117 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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