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Mathematics Graduate Office Manager (Maternity Cover and Secondment Opportunity)


We are seeking to appoint an experienced administrator to provide temporary cover during the maternity leave of the Mathematics Graduate Office Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to manage and coordinate all functions of the Faculty of Mathematics Graduate Office. There is a small administrative team (4 staff, 3.1FTE) providing support in all functions and the role-holder will be responsible for the line management of the team.

The Mathematics Graduate Office supports the two Mathematics Departments of the University of Cambridge (the Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics and the Department of Pure Mathematics & Mathematical Statistics). The successful candidate will work closely with the Secretary of the Degree Committee of the Faculty of Mathematics, the academic staff associated with postgraduate matters, and the two Departmental Administrators.

The appointee should have experience in supervising a team, excellent organisational, administrative, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, along with the ability to build and maintain co-operative relationships at all levels. They should enjoy working in a team environment and possess the skills needed to interact with fellow administrators, academics and postgraduate students (both current and prospective). Experience of higher education administration and graduate admissions would be an advantage.

This post is fixed-term for up to 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

Applications are also welcome from internal candidates wishing to take up the post on a secondment basis for up to one year or the return of the current post holder, whichever is sooner. Applicants wishing to apply for a secondment should indicate this in their application and discuss it with their line manager before applying.

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.

In the Suitability for the Role section, please indicate how your skills and experience meet the selection criteria as described in the Further Particulars, providing relevant examples to illustrate this. The contact details of two professional referees should also be included.

The deadline for applications is 3rd March 2019 and interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

Please quote reference LF18056 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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