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Current vacancies in the Department

Graduate Administrator

Salary: £27,328-£32,600.

The Department of Geography wishes to appoint a suitably qualified individual to the role of Graduate Administrator. The post is available from 1 December 2016 and the successful candidate will commence as soon as possible thereafter.

The role-holder provides a comprehensive advisory and support service to academic staff, graduate applicants and graduate students in the Department. This includes the management of the graduate admissions procedure, current graduate student records and the graduate programme. They are also the first point of contact and advice for enquiries on graduate matters from other departments and central offices in the University. They work closely with the Secretary of the Faculty Degree Committee to ensure the smooth and timely flow of departmental graduate business through relevant administrative channels and in compliance with departmental and University procedures and individual award regulations.

The Graduate Administrator plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the Department's graduate students are well-supported and that their overall experience in the Department is a positive one. The role requires a range of skills, including excellent administration and organisational skills, the ability to take initiative, to plan and prioritise work over a full academic year cycle and to manage a number of tasks at the same time. The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively and accurately with students and with University staff and external bodies at all levels. Previous experience of working in a student administration/support role is desirable.

For more information on the role and its requirements, see the Further Information below.

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.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates are expected to take place in Cambridge on Wednesday 7 December 2016.

Please quote reference LC10392 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

  • Form CHRIS/5 should be used for applications for support staff posts and not for applications for academic, academic-related and contract research staff posts.
  • Form CHRIS/6 should be used as a cover sheet for applicants to include with a CV.
  • The information given will be processed for employment selection and statistical purposes and will be retained for successful candidates. Applications from unsuccessful candidates will be retained for up to twelve months. You will be given the opportunity to state any disability needs if called for an interview.

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