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Admissions Assistant

Applications are invited for the position of Admissions Assistant based in the Cambridge Admissions Office.

The post is part of the Admissions and Data Services Team, which deals with incoming admissions enquiries; receives and processes around 18,500 undergraduate applications each year; liaises closely with the Cambridge Colleges, UCAS and Awarding Bodies to ensure high quality service delivery.

The post-holder will be responsible for delivering high quality administrative support to the Admissions and Data Services team. They will act as one of the first points of contact with the University for prospective undergraduates, parents, teachers/tutors, and other external enquiries. The role involves developing knowledge and understanding of the answers to frequently asked questions relating to all aspects of undergraduate admissions to Cambridge. The role-holder will also be required to handle internal enquiries from Admissions Tutors and Administrators, the departments and the Academic Division.

Applicants should have excellent organisational, communication, administrative, and IT skills as well as experience of working within an office environment and knowledge of the UK education system. The post holder will work as part of a strong team whilst prioritising and planning their individual workload in order to meet deadlines.

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.

If you are unable to apply online or wish to make an informal enquiry about the post, please contact Ross Agnew, Deputy Head of Admissions and Data Services, at

Closing date: Thursday 23 August 2018. Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 6 September 2018.

Please quote reference AT16346 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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