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Teaching Administrator

The Department of Zoology is looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and positive individual to join our Teaching Team. You will make an important contribution to the effective administration and delivery of undergraduate education in the Department and to the continued development of our Teaching Office.

Zoology is a large, centrally-located Department with a final year undergraduate class of 90 (Natural Sciences Tripos). The Department carries out research and teaching in a diverse range of fields and disciplines. We are known for our friendly and supportive work environment. In this important role, you will provide support to academics, students and assistant staff, to help ensure that all aspects of undergraduate teaching run smoothly throughout the year.

We are looking for someone with great organisational skills, experience in planning and delivery of programmes and projects, excellent written and verbal communication skills and an evident ability to communicate with students and academics. You will have a real interest in this rewarding field and preferably you will have some existing knowledge of higher education teaching and administration. You will be a confident team player who can work on your own initiative with high levels of accuracy and the ability to work to deadlines.

Excellent IT skills including knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, webpages and email packages are essential together with a knowledge of, or willingness to learn Moodle (Virtual Learning Environment), Panopto (online video recording and hosting system) and other University computing systems such as CamSIS (the University's student records system).

The position is full time and is available on a permanent basis.

Full information about the role can be accessed via the link below.

Interviews will be held in early July 2021.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or about the application process, please contact Louise Balshaw, Departmental Administrator on

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.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please quote reference PF26879 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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