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Senior Administrator (Risk and Assurance)

Governance and Compliance Division, Central Cambridge

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 09th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £37,467-£50,296
  • REF: AJ29426
  • Closes: 28th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

The University is looking for an experienced administrator to support the University’s risk management processes and ongoing development of the University’s overall assurance activities. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a range of colleagues across the University, including the Pro-Vice-Chancellors and Senior Officers, and with exposure to key areas of business in a world leading University.

Based within the Governance and Compliance Division, your role will be based in the assurance and regulatory compliance team. You will take the lead on managing the operational delivery of risk management arrangements on behalf of the Audit Committee and the Council and will be the main point of liaison for risk management, providing expert advice to senior University Officers and colleagues.

You will provide support to the Head of Assurance in facilitating the work of the internal auditors and in relation to the administration of the Audit Committee, which is responsible for regulatory compliance, covering a broad range of areas including assurance, internal audit, external audit and risk management.

To thrive in this role, you need to be an excellent at oral and written communication, have strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise confidently with staff at all levels and to convey an authoritative view to stakeholders and gain confidence of others over whom you have no direct responsibility. You will also have excellent organisational skills, with the ability to manage a brief which covers a wide range of activities. You will be educated to at least a first degree level (or equivalent), ideally with experience of HE administration. Whilst knowledge of risk management would be an advantage, it is not a prerequisite for the role and training will be provided.

If you are well organised and self-motivated, can thrive under pressure and enjoy working with a wide range of people, then we would love to hear from you.

Additional information regarding the role may be found within the further particulars.

Your application should clearly set out how you meet the criteria listed in the person profile (the skills and experience required for the role) along with relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted based upon these criteria.

Interviews will be held on 8 March 2022.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Dr Elle Bateman, Head of Assurance (Elle.Bateman@admin.cam.ac.uk).

For non web applications, and any other questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Laura Bowden, HR Business Manager (Laura.Bowden@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference AJ29426 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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