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Teaching Manager

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and positive individual to lead our Teaching Team and to ensure the effective administration and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate education in the Department of Zoology. We are one of the larger research and teaching departments in the University, with a final-year undergraduate class of about 90. The Department teaches on 10 courses within the undergraduate Natural Sciences Tripos and currently trains approximately 90 postgraduate students.

Located in the heart of Cambridge, the Zoology Department is a thriving, friendly and dynamic community of researchers, students, professional services staff and visitors who are passionate about exploring the wonders of the natural world. Our buildings include teaching areas, labs and offices as well as the Museum of Zoology. We offer a welcoming work environment where you can feel valued, are encouraged to develop, and supported to achieve your full potential.

We are looking for someone with great organisational skills, experience in planning and delivering programs and projects, excellent written and verbal communication abilities, and a demonstrable capacity to engage with students, academics, and professional services staff. You will be a great team player with a genuine interest in this fulfilling field and preferably have some existing knowledge of higher education teaching and administration.

Experience in successfully managing staff is desirable as the role holder will manage the Postgraduate Administrator and the Teaching Office Assistant who support the administration of all undergraduate and postgraduate programs within the Department.

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 the week commencing Monday 13 May 2024.

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.

Flexible working requests will be considered.

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.

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If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Anastasia Nezhentseva. Email: Telephone: (0)1223 330117

Please quote reference PF41113 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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