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Graduate Recruitment Manager (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced, proactive individual to help us develop our transformative approach to postgraduate recruitment in the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences. In this role, you will work with a wide network of Postgraduate Directors and Postgraduate Administrators to support, promote and improve the ways in which postgraduate students are attracted to Cambridge.

The role will build on work already undertaken in the School's Graduate Recruitment Project, and will involve working closely with networks of individuals in the School's Faculties and Departments, the wider University including the Graduate Admissions Office, and with external partners. You will also be expected to have, or develop, a strong network of contacts in other UK and international Universities, and in relevant professional organisations. The roleholder will be supported by a Graduate Recruitment Project Assistant and a panel of student assistants.

Duties will include:

  • Using marketing information to assist Departments in managing and increasing both quality and quantity of their postgraduate student recruitment
  • Devising and implementing improved means of communication with potential applicants and other stakeholders
  • Managing systems and processes to deliver the best possible experience for applicants and current students
  • Working to support and develop the postgraduate administration service within the School
  • Effective evaluation to ensure outcomes and steer further development

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a proactive approach and an appetite for working independently on a multi-layered long-term project. You will be educated at least to first degree level or equivalent with a sound understanding of the higher education sector and postgraduate student experience. Conversant with standard office software and data analysis systems, you will have excellent organisational, communication and time management skills; and will have a proven track record in working effectively with multiple stakeholders. Previous experience of postgraduate education would be highly desirable.

The post is part-time at 0.8 fte; working pattern by arrangement, and is available for 24 months to support a specific project.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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Informal queries about this position may be directed to Isobel Humphrey, Assistant Secretary of the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences (, or via Teams)

If you are unable to apply online, please contact Laura Murzinaite, HR Co-ordinator (email

Please quote reference AK23280 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

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