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Teaching and General Office Administrator

The Department of Psychology is seeking a Teaching and General Office Administrator to join our inclusive and friendly professional services team. This role provides an exciting opportunity to be part of a supportive department, proactive in providing training and career development opportunities for all staff.

The department is a teaching and research department in the School of the Biological Sciences, with approximately 200 academic, research, support staff and visitors, plus approximately 100 postgraduate students on either one- or three-year programmes. The department is responsible for teaching approximately 350 undergraduate students on a range of courses, and this is a key role providing the underpinning administrative support for our undergraduate education programmes. In post, you will make an important contribution to the continued development of our teaching office.

You will be based in the main Psychology building and will report to the Teaching Office Manager, as well as working closely with the Course Directors and the Deputy Head for Teaching, liaising on a regular basis with colleagues in the School of Biological Sciences, other teaching departments, and the University's central offices. Key responsibilities will include maintaining course information and databases, acting as a key contact for students and staff, organising teaching-related events and meetings, and supporting online teaching resources,

In addition, within this interesting and varied post, you will provide an administrative support to other offices within the department to facilitate efficient operations, working closely with colleagues in a range of areas, including HR, Finance and Grants.

Applicants should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a good standard of written and spoken English. The role requires previous administrative experience and excellent IT skills. The role holder must be able to multitask and work on their own initiative, in addition to working as part of a team.

What we Offer The University of Cambridge offers excellent benefits, extensive opportunities in a stimulating environment.

The University salary structure includes automatic service-related pay progression in many of its grades and an annual cost of living increase. In addition to this, employees are rewarded for outstanding contribution through a number of regular pay progression schemes. Staff also benefit from a generous annual leave entitlement.

The University offers employees a wide range of competitive benefits, from health care cash plans to childcare, a cycle to work scheme, to shopping and insurance discounts.

University-led initiatives in the areas of equality, diversity and wellbeing include staff and students networks. These include the Women's Staff Network, the Disabled Staff Network, the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Staff Network, Parents and Carers and the LGBT+ Network. We also hold a wide range of Equality and Diversity events on a regular basis.

Wellbeing at Cambridge is a university-wide initiative aiming at supporting and maximising the health and wellbeing of staff. It encompasses a network of Wellbeing Advocates, who provide guidance and general signposting about wellbeing issues, including mental or physical health and Dignity @ Work concerns.

The University offer a range of family-friendly policies, including maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. In addition, workplace nurseries, childcare vouchers, a childcare salary sacrifice scheme and a high-quality holiday play scheme are available to help support University employees with caring responsibilities

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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The role will involve limited evening/weekend/bank holiday (May) work during the examination periods, at other busy times, such as the start of the academic year, and for specific events This position is offered either full time, or part-time four days a week (or five shorter days). The department offers flexible and hybrid working opportunities.

Informal enquiries are welcomed. Please contact Richard Sellens:

Please quote reference PJ36868 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.

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