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The Administrator - Head of Department's Office, is responsible for the running of the Head of Department's office on a daily basis. This involves: arranging and maintaining the Head of Department's diary; making appointments and arranging meetings; word processing correspondence (often confidential); handling telephone calls; answering and dealing with a wide range of queries; finding and analysing information; and various other duties. As the Head of Department is responsible for the full remit of departmental activities, this role can often be involved in a wide range of tasks across the Department which are associated with those responsibilities and includes regular liaison with the Department Administrator and all other departmental staff, as well as with other areas of the University (e.g. Academic Division, School of Physical Sciences) and external bodies.
The Administrator also performs a number of other specific duties in support of the Department's work, including administration of the Department's Visiting Academic programme, and of student and academic travel funds. They also act as the Department's Disability Liaison Officer and provide occasional support to the Undergraduate and Graduate Offices.
We are looking for a flexible team player with excellent communication skills (both oral and written) and good organisation skills. Applicants should be able to prioritise their own workload and work to tight deadlines, to be proactive and to take initiative when required. They should have experience of committee work, with the ability to draft agendas and papers, to minute formal meetings and manage resulting actions. Experience of working with publishing software would be an advantage. Excellent IT skills, including MS Office (word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint) are essential. Candidates should be educated to A level standard or equivalent, including GCSE-level English and Maths. For more information please see the Further Particulars link at the bottom of this page.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.
Applications should include a covering letter, describing your reasons for applying and how you meet the requirements of this post, and a CHRIS 5 form (http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris5/). Please complete Section 1; Section 3 is optional.
Completed applications should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on 20 January 2014.
Please quote reference LC02180 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.