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Executive Assistant (Fixed Term)

This is a critical and highly complex role, supporting the Head of Department in their multi-faceted position, coordinating academic, research and administrative duties. You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Head of Department's office, providing an excellent standard of administrative support and act as the main interface between the Head of Department and the wider university, hospital and scientific communities including national and international institutions and committees.

The Department of Public Health and Primary Care (DPHPC) is one of Europe's leading academic departments of population health sciences. It comprises over 400 staff and graduate students, including more than 25 professors, readers, university lecturers, and other senior academic staff. The Head of Department is also the Director of a large research group, and undertakes a range of other local, national and international appointments.

This is a demanding position working in a fast-paced environment requiring a pro-active approach to operations and diary management as well as to the organisation of complex travel and events and international research liaison.

Candidates must have a degree level education or have equivalent experience (a proven track record of relevant high-level PA, administration or research coordination experience), with at least GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent qualifications). You will have excellent organisational skills with the ability to work on your own initiative, prioritise work, maintain accuracy and work to tight deadlines along with experience of managing a team.

Funding is available for this post for 5 years from commencement in the role.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Emma Marron, Business and Operations Manager by e-mail (

Location - Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre)

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 ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.

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

Closing Date: 22nd July 2018

Interview Date: week commencing 31st July 2018

Please quote reference RH15293 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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