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Administrative Assistant

We are seeking to appoint an Administrative Assistant to work in our small but busy office in West Cambridge.

The purpose of the role is to support administration of Governance within the University Biomedical Services (UBS) division and will entail interaction with a wide variety of external contacts including the Home Office, other scientific institutions, and internal academic and University Biomedical Services staff.

The role holder will provide secretarial support, and act as a first point of contact for most internal and external queries directed to the UBS Governance and Training office. The role will include, file management, website maintenance and database management plus secretarial support for Animal Welfare Ethical Review Body (AWERB) meetings: drafting of agendas and minutes plus redaction for external website publication.

The successful applicant will be approachable, flexible with excellent communication skills and the ability to organise their own workload meeting multiple conflicting deadlines, with a high level of professionalism. The successful applicant will be computer literate with intermediate or advanced experience utilising Microsoft Office products, as well as other software on a daily basis. A flexible approach is required and a willingness to develop an understanding of the activities of the University Biomedical Services division.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check. Any offer of employment we make to you will be conditional upon the satisfactory completion of this/these check; whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the recruiting administrator via email;, or call; 01223 766952.

Please quote reference AQ11932 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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