Section Secretary

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics, Cambridge

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 23rd Feb 2021
  • Salary: £20,130-£23,067
  • REF: GP25785
  • Closes: 14th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

This is an exciting time to join a large, complex and welcoming Faculty with an exceptional international record in teaching and research. We are seeking to attract an enthusiastic and versatile person with excellent administrative skills to make a positive contribution to our team and to help shape our key services.

We are looking for a Section Secretary to provide general administrative support principally across the Spanish, Portuguese and German Sections.

Linguistic knowledge of one or more of these languages is not a prerequisite.

Working in a team of six overall, including three Section Coordinators, you will support the Faculty and its six constituent sections in delivering undergraduate teaching and examining. You will also provide administrative assistance to the Section Coordinators and Assistant Faculty Manager in support of other Faculty-wide and Section-specific activities.

You will be a well-organised and adaptable team player with a commitment to providing a high quality service to students, staff and other stakeholders. You will be skilled at managing competing priorities and be able to move between tasks at short notice to meet deadlines. You will work collaboratively within your immediate team, and across Faculty and School services, sharing best practice and facilitating continuous improvement.

The closing date is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 14 March 2021. If you do have any questions about the vacancy or application process please contact Ruth Farley, HR Coordinator on

We anticipate that interviews will take place the week commencing 29 March 2021, subject to change.

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

Please quote reference GP25785 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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