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Cambridge Bursary Schemes Administrator (Operations)

The Team

The Student Funding and Fee Policy Team sits within the Access and Admissions section of Education Services, supporting the academic purposes of the University, and provides a range of funding to students through the Cambridge Bursary Scheme, Postgraduate scholarships, and student loans. It also plays a co-ordinating role for funding administered elsewhere in the Collegiate University.

About the Role

This is a rewarding opportunity to work on a key widening participation Scheme that enables students from low income households to attend the University of Cambridge, where they otherwise may not have been able to, through the Cambridge Bursary Scheme (CBS) and undergraduate scholarships. The role is based in the Student Funding and Fee Policy Team (SFT), and is responsible for the operational side of the Cambridge Bursary Scheme, working alongside a colleague who focusses on the policy side of the Scheme.

You will:

-Ensure the effective operation of the Cambridge Bursary Scheme - financially supporting candidates from low income backgrounds while they study at the University of Cambridge.

-Oversee the awards management for the bursary recipients and resolve issues as they arise.

-Take responsibility for accurate financial reporting for the bursaries to stakeholders.

-Deal with data requests supplying data to stakeholders as appropriate and in line with privacy policies.

-Oversee the undergraduate scholarships programme and related financial management.

-Take responsibility for the communications channels for both external and internal stakeholders which includes the webpages, undergraduate open days and communication to students both current and prospective and the colleges.

You can expect to receive:

-A competitive salary with automatic service-related progression and annual cost of living increases.

-A generous annual leave allowance of 41 days per year (including bank holidays)

-Access to a hybrid pension scheme with attractive employer contributions.

-Access to a range of shopping and travel discounts through the CAMbens scheme.

The role is offered on a full-time basis. We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for near full-time or other flexible working arrangements. The University is moving towards hybrid working, with staff able to benefit from both working in the office and at home. The SFT is based at the Student Services Centre on the New Museums Site in Central Cambridge. Staff are expected to be office-based for 40% of the time. This may increase for future years.

Additional information regarding the role can be found within the Further Particulars. Your application should clearly set out how you meet the criteria listed in the person profile within the Further Particulars along with relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted based upon these criteria.

If you would like more information about this role, informal enquiries can be directed by email to Alexandra Harford,, or Jessica Barrick,

Closing date: Sunday 11 June 2023

Interviews will be held on Friday 23 June 2023 (AM) in person in central Cambridge, where possible.

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Please quote reference AC36804 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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