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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

The Department:

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) and the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS) are large departments with around 50 and 40 academics (professors, readers and lecturers) respectively and almost 100 and 40 contract research staff respectively. We are very pleased to be expanding our Professional Support Staff team with this new role and are currently advertising two further roles (Assistant to the Business and Operations Manager and Finance Coordinator).

The Role:

You will join a small, busy team of HR Administrators who provide full support for all HR functions in both Departments. Working closely with the HR Office Manager as well as autonomously, the role holder will deal with a wide range of tasks and take the lead in several, more specific areas of HR administration such as recruitment administration, the end of contracts process and the senior academic promotions exercise.

About you:

You will be educated to 'A' level standard or equivalent, have experience of maintaining office systems and office procedures and possess good IT skills. Excellent organisational skills, a keen attention to detail and confidence and tact in dealing with people at all levels are essential, as is the ability to deliver a high level of customer service. The ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment is highly desirable. Experience of working in a Higher Education environment and some experience in HR would be an advantage, but full training will be given.

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

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 LE35803 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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Closing date

Apr 2nd 2023

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