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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

The Department:

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) is a large department with around 50 academic staff, 100 contract research staff and a team of 25 Professional Services staff. DAMTP sits in the Maths Faculty with the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS) and some professional service operations are shared across both departments. We are very pleased to be expanding our Professional Support Staff team with this new role and are currently advertising two further roles (HR Administrator and Finance Coordinator).

The Role:

In this new and exciting role, you will deliver administrative support for our Business and Operations Manager (BOM) within DAMTP, by undertaking duties of an administrative nature and providing secretarial support including diary management, organising meetings, keeping, maintaining and disseminating up-to-date information, acting as the Department's Key Contact for the University Card Office, and other duties within the Department under the supervision of the BOM.

You will provide administrative support for key HR functions that fall within the remit of the BOM including, but not limited to, supporting academic recruitment, academic promotion, researcher promotions and researcher/professional services staff contribution reward scheme.

You will provide administrative support for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives within the Maths Faculty. This will include servicing the Faculty EDI Committee, providing support for Athena SWAN submissions and communication with staff and students about EDI initiatives.

About you:

The ideal candidate for this role will join us with:

  • A proven track record of providing administrative support in a PA role and/or HR administration and event organisation.

  • Excellent IT, organisational and communication skills with the ability to prioritise your own workload and deal with people at all levels.

This new role will provide you with an opportunity to develop or expand your experience.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

How to apply:

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. 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.

On the online application form you should explain the reasons for your application and how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role. The full contacts for two referees (including email address) should be included; please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage unless you indicate otherwise in the space provided on the form.

If you would to informally discuss this role, please contact Rachel Plunkett (Business and Operations Manager)

The University of Cambridge is committed to supporting our staff to thrive both professionally and personally. We aim to support a good work/life balance, whilst retaining the positive aspects of our unique in-person environment and culture. Elements of this role are suitable for hybrid working, where staff can split their time between in-person collaboration and remote working. The frequency of the remote elements of the role can be discussed with the recruiting manager.

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

We will be reviewing applications for this position on a regular basis. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we may call you for a tour of the site and meetings with the team, or an interview, before the closing date.

Please quote reference LE35669 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

For queries regarding the application process, please email

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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Closing date

Apr 2nd 2023

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