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MSt Administrative Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

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

The Institute of Criminology seeks to appoint an M.St Administrative Assistant, based in the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge. This is a new part-time position, and the role-holder would work within the Graduate Office team. The position is 80% FTE and is available from 1st October, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. The funds for this post are available until 30th September, 2018 in the first instance.

The Institute carries out almost exclusively postgraduate teaching, consisting of two full time MPhil Courses, two part-time M.St courses for senior criminal justice practitioners and one PhD programme, which are all supported by the Graduate Office.

The role holder works within the Graduate Office and provides administrative support primarily for the M.St in Applied Criminology and Police Management course (currently 167 students in total).

The M.St Courses run January to December (outside term time) over two years, with students resident in the University for six weeks in each year, with two weeks in each of March-April, July and September for lectures and supervisions. There are also some teaching blocks overseas to be organised. Administrative support continues throughout the year, however.

The role-holder provides full secretarial and administrative support within the Graduate Office. This includes administration of applications and admissions procedure for the course, help co-ordinating assessment processes and providing course administration support.

The role-holder will also be expected to deal with enquiries from current and prospective students regarding the course such as application process, funding and course requirements.

The role-holder should be educated to GCSE level grades A-C or equivalent / NVQ Level 2 or equivalent level of practical experience is essential. Good organisational, IT and communication skills are essential, as is previous administrative experience.

Previous University experience, especially experience of course administration in a University environment, is desirable.

Full information about the role and its responsibilities can be found in the attached Further Information document.

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 1st September, 2017. Interviews will be held on 25th September, 2017.

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

Please quote reference JL12901 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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