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Business Team Administrator

Do you love providing a high-quality administrative service? Do you enjoy a varied workload?

We're looking for the right person to join our Business Team as the Business Team Administrator.

The MRC Epidemiology Unit, a department within the Clinical School, University of Cambridge, studies the genetic and environmental determinants of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders.

The department has recently expanded and staff are now located over six sites across the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and East Anglia (Ely, Wisbech and Norwich), requiring greater co-ordination to resolve day-to-day issues for the Facilities team. The increase in staff numbers has also increased the HR workload, with recruitment and employee relations work increasing correspondingly.

Reporting to the Reception and Facilities Supervisor, the role-holder will provide an efficient and effective administration service for the whole business team but concentrating on Facilities Management and Human Resources. The post-holder will also provide Reception cover for breaks for up to an hour a day.

We are looking for a highly organised individual who is happy to do a range of tasks, from organising the department's away days and dealing with maintenance issues to providing recruitment and HR administrative support to monitoring stationery and kitchen supplies.

You will have good oral and written communication skills and the ability to multi-task whilst maintaining a high degree of accuracy. You will be proficient in using the MS Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.

It would advantageous for the role holder to have Facilities and/or HR administration experience. But don't worry; if you can convince us of your organisation and communication skills, we'll train you in the rest.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Anice Norman, Finance and Business Manager (

The post is full-time but applications are welcome from those who would like to work flexibly.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and 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.

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

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 22 of August 2018. Interviews are expected to take place 30 August 2018.

Please quote reference SJ16364 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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