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Current vacancies in the Department

Programme Administrator [Maternity Cover]

Salary: £26,243-£30,395.

The post holder will work in the University of Cambridge, and be based in the David Attenborough Building. You will be working with the Director of Conservation Leadership to help the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) to build its Conservation Learning and Leadership (CLL) activities. CCI is a new model within the University with collaborative relationships between six different university departments and nine conservation organisations based in and around Cambridge. The purpose of this role is to provide full administrative support in the organisation and running of CLL activities and to participate in promoting further expansion of these activities. The post involves co-ordinating CLL activities with a focus on the MPhil in Conservation Leadership, managing resources and working closely with the Director and Lecturer of Conservation Leadership, and other relevant staff in the Department of Geography, and in the CCI, in the planning and implementation of CLL initiatives, programmes and activities.

We are looking for a flexible team player with excellent communications skills (both orally and written) and good organisation skills, being able to prioritise their own workload and to work on their own initiative. Previous administrative experience in a similar role is essential, preferably in an educational environment, as is proven competence. Excellent IT skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) are essential and the successful candidate should have a good education to degree level and have an interest in conservation.

For more detailed information please see the Further Particulars link.

Temporary cover: As this post is to provide Maternity Cover, the post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

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Please quote reference LC18850 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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