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Administrative Assistant (Social Sciences Research Methods Programme)

University of Cambridge - Office of the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £23,487 to £27,116
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th November 2021
Expires: 6th December 2021
Job Ref: JA29005

We are seeking an experienced administrative assistant to join the Social Sciences Research Methods Programme (SSRMP) based in the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences. In this varied part-time role (0.4FTE), you will carry out administrative duties and co-ordinate activities to support postgraduate training and learning, contributing to the smooth and efficient running of the programme.

Specific duties will include:

  • Editing and distributing course material, such as course requirements and documentation submissions, and uploading materials to online learning platforms;
  • Assisting with course timetabling and booking suitable teaching accommodation including electronic/virtual venues;
  • Administration of student enrolments and online learning platforms such as Moodle;
  • Dealing with enquiries from current and prospective students, both internal and external to the University;
  • Co-ordination of assessment processes;
  • Maintaining accurate records for the programme;
  • Arranging and supporting meetings as required.

The role will involve close liaison and co-ordination with the Chief Administrative Officer to ensure effective planning and everyday running of the programme.

You will be educated to A-level standard or equivalent with solid administrative experience, ideally within an academic environment. You will be conversant with standard office software and possess excellent organisational, communication and time management skills.

You should have strong attention to detail, and be good at meeting deadlines and multi-tasking. Whilst you should be able to work, at times, independently it is also important you can work co-operatively within a small team. Experience of web content management, survey tools, online learning platforms, and electronic booking systems would be an advantage.

Informal queries about this opportunity may be directed to Dr Mark Ramsden, SSRMP Director, via mjr60@cam.ac.uk

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/32366.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact the School office (email cshssoffice@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference JA29005 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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