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Undergraduate Programmes Administrator

Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 18th Oct 2021
  • Salary: £23,487-£27,116
  • REF: GU28526
  • Closes: 31st October 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies invites applications for the post of Undergraduate Programmes Administrator, a key role in the administrative operations of the Faculty.

The role holder is responsible for the smooth and efficient running of the Undergraduate Tripos administration, working closely with administrators, academics and other Professional Service Staff both in and outside of the Faculty.

The role holder provides administrative support for all undergraduate matters, including but not limited to: admissions, student inductions, the year abroad, open days and tripos examinations. In addition, they co-ordinate the content for the undergraduate handbook and online Prospectus, answering day to day enquiries from students and staff and supporting any undergraduate need.

The role-holder also provides administrative support to the Faculty including servicing Department and Faculty meetings, preparing agendas, distributing papers and taking minutes.

Applicants will have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, very good IT skills, an eye for detail and the ability to work in a team environment. Applicants will be able to work independently to tight deadlines, be willing to learn new skills and will be able to use their initiative and judgment. Applicants must be able to prioritise and work well under pressure. Applicants will be expected to liaise with all stakeholders with tact and diplomacy, observing the need for confidentiality where appropriate.

Applicants should be educated to A level standard/NVQ level 3 or equivalent level of practical experience. They must have good knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, web editing, and use of email and internet.

Experience of working in a busy office environment, preferably within Higher Education is desirable.

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The closing date is midnight (GMT) on 31st October and interviews will be held on Monday 8th November.

For further information about this post please click on the ‘Further particulars’ link below. If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact the Deputy Faculty Manager on deputy@ames.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference GU28526 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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