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Asmissions Co-ordinator

University of Cambridge - Newnham College

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £33,309
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd September 2021
Closes: 4th October 2021

About the role

Working in the Tutorial and Admissions Office at Newnham College, Cambridge, the Admissions Co-ordinator is responsible for the smooth running of the undergraduate admissions process at the College and makes significant contributions to its wide-ranging outreach programme.  Working with the Admissions Tutors, Directors of Studies and line-managing the Schools Liaison and Outreach officer, this role manages a complex annual admissions cycle. Often the first point of contact for teachers, parents and applicants, this role provides information, advice and guidance, evaluates processes and procedures, and contributes to future admissions strategy.

Starting on 3 January 2022, this is a full-time, permanent post, working 37.5 hours a week. Some flexibility is required at the busier points in the admissions cycle and will involve working on the occasional weekend. The salary is paid at point 41 of the University’s single salary spine, currently £33,309 per annum. The College offers contributory membership of the USS pension scheme. Holiday entitlement is 33 days per year (inclusive of bank holidays), and there are a range of additional benefits, including a free meal when on duty, free car parking where available and use of the College’s gym facilities.

About you

You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and have substantial and demonstrable experience of working in University Admissions, higher education or with young people. Employing a professional and positive approach, you will be adept at building strong working relationships with teachers and schools and have the ability to understand the issues from their perspective in order to provide effective support.  You will also be adept at managing contacts with prospective applicants and their supporters, providing accurate and timely guidance. You will have a wider interest in Higher Education in the UK and in contributing to the development of Admissions policy and processes.

About Newnham College

Founded in 1871, Newnham College has been at the forefront of promoting academic excellence for women in the University of Cambridge for 150 years. The College has an all-women Fellowship and student body, and its thriving community of staff includes both women and men with a range of responsibilities and key roles. Newnham currently has around 400 undergraduates, 225 postgraduates, a Fellowship of about 70, and 120 non-academic staff. Newnham’s academics and students maintain outstanding research profiles and achievements.

How to apply

A job description with person specification, an application form and equal opportunities form can be found below.  Please demonstrate in the application form how you meet the essential requirements of the role found in the person specification.

Completed applications should be emailed to by the closing deadline of noon on Monday 4TH October 2021. The intention is to hold interviews on Wednesday 13th October 2021.

Newnham College is an equal opportunities employer.

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