Course Administrator – Medical Student Palliative and End of Life Care

Department of Public Health and Primary Care

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 10th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £23,067-£26,715
  • REF: RH25651
  • Closes: 10th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

The post-holder will be responsible for the administration of the medical student teaching programme in Palliative and End of Life Care in the University of Cambridge, School of Clinical Medicine. Working closely with the core teaching team of Dr Stephen Barclay (University Senior Lecturer), Dr Anna Spathis (University Lecturer) and Dr Annabel Price (Associate Speciality Director), they will ensure that the administrative tasks related to the teaching are completed. They will also liaise with the wider group of colleagues across the East of England who support the teaching programme and with colleagues in the Clinical School. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the post-holder will work with the teaching team and Clinical School colleagues to develop and maintain electronic and online teaching resources.

The post-holder will assist the Palliative Care teaching team to deliver a successful programme to medical students. They will co-ordinate the activities of the teaching team including teaching sessions, distributing teaching resources including online materials and acting as first point of contact for internal and external queries relating to the course. They will be the main administrator for the course, ensuring that all aspects are run effectively.

The post-holder will liaise with medical students concerning the course: at times, this may involve receiving emails and other communication from distressed students and ensuring that these are promptly forwarded to the teaching faculty. The post does not involve direct contact with patients near the end of life or their family members.

The post-holder will have previous administrative experience and be skilled in working proactively in a dynamic environment. Candidates should have excellent IT skills and familiarity with the use of Microsoft Office word excel, email and database applications. Time management and interpersonal skills are essential, with the ability to prioritise workload effectively and think proactively. This role requires a basic disclosure check which will be applied for once an offer has been accepted.

The funds for these posts are available for three years from commencement in post.

This positon is full time and we will consider applications for part-time of no less than 50% FTE per week.

The post is based at Primary Care Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, East Forvie Building, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0SR (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre)

Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be arranged with Dr Stephen Barclay via his Research PA Angela Harper

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

Closing Date: 10 March 2021

Interview Date: 19 March 2021

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RH25651 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.
Further information

  • Further Particulars

Apply online

Employer Achievements:

company award