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Head of International Support Services

University of Cambridge - Strategic Partnerships Office - Central Cambridge

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £55,751 to £59,135 per annum
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th September 2021
Closes: 7th October 2021
Job Ref: AK27595

Salary: £55,751-£59,135

Reference: AK27595

Closing date: 07 October 2021

The University is looking for an ambitious and motivated individual to set up a new function providing advice and support for University staff and students who are working or engaging internationally. This is an exciting opportunity to create an innovative service working with colleagues across the University.

Based within the Strategic Partnerships Office, you will develop and lead a new function and associated team to deliver advice and training through a support service for University staff and students. You will also to be confident briefing senior leadership and comfortable providing expert oversight of significant international activities.

You will possess a wide range of skills; from an ability to understand and shape effective and efficient administrative processes to provide optimal support to colleagues, to understanding complex and challenging initiatives, providing appropriate expert and strategic advice to multiple audiences within the University, and shaping systems and expertise to support these. As an ambitious and effective team player, you will have the opportunity to shape and lead a dedicated support team and to engage with multiple stakeholders in one of the world's leading universities.

To thrive in this role, you need to be an excellent oral and written communicator, with strong interpersonal skills including the ability to influence staff at all levels across the University. It is essential that you have extensive knowledge of international operational engagement in higher education, as well as project management experience. You will be educated to at least a first degree level (or equivalent), ideally with a relevant professional qualification and people management experience.

If you are well organised and self-motivated, can demonstrate a strong service ethic, can thrive under pressure and take pride in meeting your own and your team's objectives then we would love to hear from you.

Additional information regarding the role may be found within the further particulars.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 7 October 2021.

Candidates who are successful at the shortlisting phase will be invited to record and submit an online presentation in the week beginning 18 October. We expect interviews to be held online on the 1 and 2 November.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working, of at least 0.8 FTE, or other flexible working arrangements.

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

Your application should clearly set out how you meet the criteria listed in the person profile (the skills and experience required for the role) along with relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted based upon these criteria.

For an informal conversation about the role, or if you have any queries about the recruitment process, please contact Laura Murzinaite, HR Coordinator, (

Please quote reference AK27595 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.

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