Head of Departmental Administration, Department of Pharmacology

University of Cambridge - Office of the School of the Biological Sciences

The School of the Biological Sciences wishes to recruit a Head of Administration in the Department of Pharmacology to support the Head of Department and manage the Department's administrative and technical support services. These include financial planning and control; appointment of staff and HR issues; grants and contracts + IPR; security; allocation of space; all supporting policy and procedures as appropriate in realising the academic ambition. In addition, the post will represent the Department's interests in negotiations concerning the integration of the MRC Toxicology Unit (in the neighbouring building) and its physical representation where space is to be shared with the Department.

The successful candidate will have a good first degree level education; excellent communication, organisational and project management skills; well-developed negotiating and moderating skills and experience of Higher Education administration, particularly dealing with senior academic, administrative and support staffing issues.

Limited funding: The funds for this post at Grade 9 are available for 3 years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal over the longer-term.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/11416. 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.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you hve not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Ms Karen Douglas by email (kd234@admin.cam.ac.uk).


Interview Date(s): Week beginning 21 November 2016.

Please quote reference PA10077 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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