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Senior Secretary[Temporary Cover] (Part Time Maternity Cover)

Applications are invited for a Temporary Cover/Maternity Cover Secretary post to provide an overall administrative and secretarial service within the office of Professor Tony Green, Head of Department of Haematology and Director of the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. The role is based within the Department of Haematology on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The role holder will provide support to the Head of Department's Executive Assistant in delivering outstanding administrative support to the Professor, with duties including diary management, travel arrangements, providing support for conference organisation, preparing meeting agendas and minutes, general office administration (photocopying, filing, mail processing etc), and working to ensure the Head of Department receives seamless and efficient secretarial support in all of his duties.

The successful candidate will be educated to A level standard or equivalent experience with a recognised secretarial qualification to at least RSA II level or equivalent. Significant experience in administration/secretarial roles at an appropriate level is essential, as are excellent organisational skills, a good eye for detail, a flexible working approach, and the ability to cope well under pressure.

The successful candidate will be educated to A level standard or equivalent

This post is part-time; 3 days per week.

Rachel Acland is responsible for the recruitment for this post and can be contacted at

Maternity cover: This post is fixed-term for 9 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and 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.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing date for applications is the 18th August 2017, with interviews likely to be held week commencing the 4th September 2017.

Please quote reference RB12607 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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