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Current vacancies within the Department are posted here.


Graduate Administrator

Salary: £29,176-£34,804.

The role-holder is the first point of contact and administrative lead for graduate matters in the Department, covering four MPhil programmes (two of which have dedicated administrative support), with a combined annual intake of approximately 35 students, and approximately 95 PhD students at any time. The role-holder is responsible for the management and co-ordination of the Graduate Office, which 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, colleges and central offices in the University. They have oversight of all graduate activities in the Department, including providing advice and support to the academic Director of Graduate Studies and the Admissions Director, to MPhil course directors and the administrators of the MPhils in Conservation Leadership and Polar Studies, to MPhil Senior Examiners, PhD supervisors and students. Given the broad coverage of the discipline, which almost uniquely spans arts, humanities, social and physical sciences, the role of graduate administration in Geography requires detailed knowledge and understanding of a wide range of student sponsors and Funding Councils, and the different working practices of multiple Doctoral Training Centres and Programmes.

The role-holder is supported by the full-time Teaching Administrator, approximately half of whose time is allocated to graduate matters. The two roles form a teaching support team together with the Undergraduate Administrator, for whom the role-holder provides occasional support and/or cover, as required.

We are looking for a flexible team player with excellent communications and organisation skills and who works effectively under pressure and is able to manage a number of tasks at the same time. They must posses the ability to take initiative, plan and prioritise their own and others' work over a full academic year cycle, and to delegate effectively coupled with the ability to influence and motivate those over whom you have no direct/formal control. Previous experience in a relevant administrative role is essential, coupled with experience of work in a student administration/support role and familiarity with graduate student administration at Cambridge, and with CamSIS (the Cambridge Student Information System), would be a distinct advantage. An experienced user of Microsoft Office applications (email, Internet, word-processing, databases and spreadsheets) is essential and the successful candidate should be educated to degree level/Level 6 vocational qualification or equivalent level of practical experience.

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 the Assistant Department Administrator (Jennifer Goodwin at jw613@cam.ac.uk).

Interviews will be held on 3rd November

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

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Please quote reference LC23914 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.

Research Administrator [Temporary Cover]

Salary: £30,942-£40,322.

The Department of Geography wishes to appoint a Research Administrator from mid-November 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. This appointment is to provide maternity cover; the post is available for up to a year or until the return of the current post-holder, whichever is the sooner.

This is a key role in supporting the Department's research operations and strategy. The Research Administrator assists the Department to achieve excellence in research and to obtain additional income through the provision of support services and sound financial management of its research activities. The role is crucial to the Department, both in terms of its reputation for research excellence and for its financial well-being. The role-holder carries responsibility for the management and oversight of all aspects of research grant administration in the Department and for the provision of research-related administrative support, both personally and by co-ordinating the work of others.

The successful candidate will have experience of research administration in a higher education environment, and of financial planning and budget management. They will have the ability to engage with strategy, to think independently and take initiative, to work flexibly, to plan and prioritize and to effectively manage parallel work streams and competing deadlines. They will need excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.

For further information about this post, click on the 'Further information' link below.

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

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.

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

Please provide a curriculum vitae and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. In the covering letter you are encouraged to describe how your knowledge, skills and experience match the Person Specification for the role. If you upload any additional documents which we have not requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Full contact details of two referees are required, at least one of whom we may contact if you are invited for interview.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates are expected to take place online on Tuesday 20 October 2020.

Please quote reference LC23744 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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