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Conference & Sales Administrator

University of Cambridge - Institute of Continuing Education

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £19,730 to £22,659
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th September 2018
Closes: 30th September 2018
Job Ref: EA16755

Continuing education is currently one of the most exciting, prominent and fastest changing fields in global higher education. The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is an established leader in the field, tracing its roots back to 1873.  ICE is based at the historic Madingley Hall campus a beautiful venue set in expansive grounds four miles west of Cambridge.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and detail focussed individual to the role of Conference and Sales Administrator at Madingley Hall. The successful candidate will play an integral role in the planning of all events hosted in the Grade 1 listed University venue. You will ensure that all clients' needs are met and that all operational departments can fulfil their roles to deliver to all users of the building.

The role holder will be part of the Conference and Events Team within the Business Development & Student Recruitment Division, which delivers high standards of service and flexibility to all guests, students, visitors and delegates at Madingley Hall. The role holder will provide a high quality events and space planning and co-ordination role at a superb events venue.

As well as running its academic programmes, the Hall actively promotes conference space, wedding receptions, catering events, individual bed and breakfast accommodation and social events.  At any one time there will be up to 180 short-term customers/students on the site, up to 84 short-term residents (one to five nights) and functions and events taking place (anything from concerts for 100, garden parties for 500, to wedding receptions and lectures). 

This role will be expected to work 5 variable days per week, mainly focussing on Monday to Friday. In return we offer generous annual leave entitlements, training and development opportunities, an extensive employee benefits scheme and a contributory pension scheme. 

This role is required to uphold high standards of service delivery required by the business, therefore, a service-oriented outlook and helpful manner are essential.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to the Conference & Sales Manager, Rebecca Burgess ( Questions about the application process may be directed to:

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.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 30 September 2018. Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing Monday 08 October 2018.

Please quote reference EA16755 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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