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PA to the Director of the Prisons Research Centre (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 April 2018 in the first instance.

The Institute of Criminology seeks to appoint a part-time PA to the Director of the Prisons Research Centre, based in the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge.

The post will be 50% FTE and is available from 2nd May, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. Due to the limited funding for this post, the post will be available until 30th April, 2018.

The successful candidate will provide PA and secretarial support to the Director of the Prisons Research Centre, working pro-actively to ensure that communications to the Director's office are dealt with efficiently and effectively. The role holder will be the main point of contact for the Centre and will provide information in the Director's absence.

The successful candidate will also provide support to the Director's research which includes proof reading and copy editing work, as well as compiling reference lists and liaising with publishers. S/he will also oversee day-to-day financial matters for the Centre.

Candidates should be qualified to at least A level or have relevant equivalent experience. The successful candidate should also be able to demonstrate proficiency in Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel.

Good organisational skills to be able to prioritise between conflicting demands is essential. Excellent written skills are required to draft letters, memos, and copy edit research documents to a high standard. The ability to research, collate, edit and organise information to a professional standard, appropriate to publications produced on behalf of the Centre.

Prior experience of working in similar role is essential. Experience of working within University administration is desirable.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date is 30th March, 2017.

Interviews will be held 11th April, 2017.

For more information regarding the role and responsibilities, and the application process, please refer to the Further Information document attached. Alternatively, please feel free to contact the Personnel office at the Institute of Criminology at or by calling 01223 335383.

Please quote reference JL11718 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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