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Secretariat Supervisor

Applications are invited for the post of Secretariat Supervisor in the Department of Biochemistry.

The Department of Biochemistry is a member of the School of the Biological Sciences and one of the largest departments in the University of Cambridge. The Department is housed in several buildings in central Cambridge.

It has a highly active research and teaching programme. Excellence in these activities is underpinned by a technical and administrative support structure. Reporting to the Administrative Officer, this role is central to the provision of that administrative support.

The role-holder's primary function is to supervise, and be a part of, the departmental Secretariat which provides a broad range of administrative and secretarial services to the Department. As well as managing their own work load, the role holder is responsible for the timetabling and assignment of duties to other members of the secretariat and ensure that the Reception areas within departmental buildings are manned. For secretariat staff the role-holder is responsible for their recruitment, induction, training and performance management.

Additionally, the role holder will be responsible for the arrangement and budgetary control of key departmental events and act as Secretary to the IT Committee and other committees as required.

This is a varied role and it is essential that the candidate demonstrates a flexible and adaptable approach to accommodate the varying aspects of the post; the ability to effectively prioritise tasks; management of both their own and the team workload and working to deadlines.

Applications must be received by 5pm on the closing date.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2021 in the first instance.

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.

Informal enquiries can be made to Debbie Canham ¿ Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact the Personnel Team

Please quote reference PH15865 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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