Administrative Officer

University of Cambridge - Academic Division

The Student Registry, which is part of the Academic Division, has a broad remit, providing administrative services to students at every stage of their student journey (from admission to exams and assessment to graduation), and to staff and third parties.

As Deputy Head, you will actively support the Head of Records and Exams and the Head of the Student Registry to deliver University examinations and to drive forward improvements in our business processes and service delivery. This critical, high-profile and high-volume work demands meticulous planning and execution. Examinations occur every month except August; in 2015/16 there were over 66,000 candidatures sitting examinations across over 30 venues around the University estate and in externally hired venues. 

As the lead and key contact for examinations, you will have responsibility for overseeing all stages including the exam enrolment process, operational preparation and delivery, advising College and Departmental staff on procedures, overseeing the process for requests for mitigating circumstances and running the Exam Office during the main exam season.

Additionally, you will manage two staff that have examination-related responsibilities, including timetabling and applications for mitigating circumstances.

Educated to degree level or with equivalent experience, you will be able to lead, motivate and organise others, demonstrate excellent organisational skills, and have the ability to work under pressure with a high-volume and complex workload. You should also be self-motivated yet collaborative, influential and able to foster positive working relationships. You will have demonstrable experience of effective team leadership, and the experience and ability to identify and drive improvements. 

Further information is available via the link below.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Academic Division's recruitment team (email

Informal enquiries may be made to Jenny Green

Interviews will be held w/c 14 November 2016.

Please quote reference AK09666 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

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