Programme Administrator

University of Cambridge - Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall

The University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is seeking to appoint a Programme Administrator to join a busy and student centred team who support the provision of high quality academic activities. 

The role holder works within a team of Programme Administrators, supporting a team of Academic Programme Managers, Academic Teaching Staff and Panel Tutors. The role holder will provide administrative support to the Academic Programme Manager for a number of programmes of part-time study. 

The ideal candidate will be an experienced administrator, preferably with experience of working in an educational setting, highly IT literate and with excellent communication skills. S/he will possess the ability to prioritise their workload and to work accurately and efficiently without close supervision. The successful applicant will also be enthusiastic and flexible, and a team player.  An interest and commitment to lifelong learning would be beneficial.

ICE consists of c. 150 academics, administrators and the Hall team. ICE's teaching is further supported by c. 300 part-time tutors and examiners. We currently offer around 600 courses a year which include day schools, residential weekend courses, fully online courses, summer programmes primarily for international students, bespoke courses, award bearing sub-degree courses and part-time Master's degree courses. ICE's courses span a range of fields, with students studying for professional development or personal enrichment. At present there are c. 4,500 student enrolments each academic year and our new strategy incorporates ambitious plans to grow to around 8,000 enrolments per annum by 2021.

Our activities primarily take place at Madingley Hall (a residential Grade I listed building), which provides facilities for conferences and events, and a full hotel service. Madingley Hall has 13 meeting rooms, 62 ensuite bedrooms, a bar and lounge, set in 8 acres of grounds (including Capability Brown designed gardens). The Hall is located approximately four miles west of Cambridge.

Further information is available at the link below.  If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact HR Administrator Sheetal Kale who is responsible for recruitment to this position, on 01223 746205 or by email on

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

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 upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. 

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 25 October 2017.  Interviews will be held on Wednesday 08 November 2017. 

Please quote reference EA13553 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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