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Office Assistant (Education Reform & Innovation) (Fixed Term)

The Education Reform and Innovation (ERI) Team in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a full-time Office Assistant to support their international development work.

You will support the Senior Administrator in the day-to-day coordination and administration of current and prospective projects, working within the timetable and remit agreed with the main ERI team. You will work as part of a small administrative team to provide secretarial support to the team, as well as with the wider Faculty and also partners both local and overseas, where projects are based, to ensure the satisfactory implementation of the Faculty's work and its development.

Working on a large number of projects concurrently, the postholder will have to be flexible in their approach to work.

Applicants must be educated to at least 'A' level standard; have excellent organisational, time management and administrative skills; be experienced in maintaining office systems and following office procedures, as well as in working with overseas organisations. Applicants must have good IT skills and knowledge, including word processing, spreadsheets and website content management; have the ability to solve problems, prioritise tasks and plan their own workload. High levels of flexibility and the ability to multi-task are crucial, as is the ability to remain calm under pressure. Applicants must have accuracy and pay attention to detail; have good communication and interpersonal skills, diplomatic manners and cultural awareness; and be natural team players with self-motivation, commitment and willingness to learn and to develop new skills and to assume responsibilities for a wide variety of complex issues.

For full details of criteria for appointment and duties of the post please see the Further Particulars.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

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.

We hope to hold interviews on 6 October 2017.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Christoph Hartwig (

Please quote reference JR13225 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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