Administrative Officer

Academic Division, Cambridge

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 16th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £36,914-£49,553
  • REF: AK25662
  • Closes: 09th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Applications are invited for the position of Administrative Officer to support the Department of History and Philosophy of Science (HPS); this post is based within the administration of the Faculty of Human Social and Political Science (HSPS). The successful candidate will join a vibrant and exciting department in a key role as the lead administrator. Working closely with the Head of Department (HPS) and the Head of Departmental Management (HSPS), the post-holder will oversee all aspects of Departmental management, including finances, human resources, estates, communications and planning. They will advise on matters of strategy, policy, planning and implementation across all areas of work including research, teaching, governance and strategy.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of teaching and research in a higher education environment, knowledge of the UK University system and the skill and commitment to uphold the Department’s standards of excellence both internally and externally. They will also have excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to synthesise and present complex policies clearly and an ability to work and communicate effectively and appropriately with a wide range of staff and students.

This role requires a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Any offer of employment we make to you will be conditional upon the satisfactory completion of this check; whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

Closing Date: 9 March 2021

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If you are unable to apply online, please contact Laura Murzinaite, HR Coordinator (

Please quote reference AK25662 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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