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Course Administrator

The Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) is looking for a motivated, organised and pro- active individual to join its graduate office team. Your main role will be to administer the PhD in International Relations and Politics, from admissions through to completion.

We are looking for someone who isn't fazed by a busy in-box or multi-tasking. We have around 100 PhD students on the International Relations and Politics programme, and you will look after the administration pertaining to them, their supervisors and their examiners.

There will be days where you will need to prioritise and re-prioritise as requirements quickly change. You will also be working with our Postdoctoral fellows and supporting the student-run journal Cambridge Review of International Affairs (CRIA): these are areas you can develop and make a real difference to POLIS. You will also take responsibility for some committee work.

Educated to at least A-level standard (or equivalent) you will have relevant administrative experience in a role which has required you to prioritise and re-prioritise as needs change. Ideally you will have excellent customer service skills. You must be organised and able to work autonomously with plenty of common sense, an unflappable nature and a pro-active approach to challenges.

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 may be addressed to Ms Louisa Bailey (

Please quote reference UE17605 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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