University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Departmental Administrator

Departmental Administrator

The School of Biological Sciences, a flourishing academic community that enjoys a world-class reputation for both teaching and research, has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced administrator to join the team as Departmental Administrator at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge. The Departmental Administrator is responsible for effective and efficient delivery of all operational and administrative functions within the Department and supports the Head of the Department in achieving the Department's strategic aims and objectives in relation to governance, policy and business operations in support of teaching and research.

As an experienced manager, you will advise, manage, and motivate the Department's professional services staff, who deliver key support services in HR, finance, grants administration, teaching, buildings and facilities, health and safety, IT, internal and external communications, compliance, and other operational areas. You will also interact with both undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking taught and research-based courses with the Department.

You will utilise your communication and interpersonal skills, not only to build effective working relationships within your team, but also to develop and maintain effective working networks within the School of the Biological Sciences and the University's central administration. Experience of strategic planning and risk management, compliance, committee management, mentoring/coaching, project management, change management, problem solving, and conflict resolution is highly desirable.

The ideal candidate will have good time management, communication, and interpersonal skills, with a strong ability to build relationships at all levels of the organisation. A proactive approach, persuasive tactfulness, and an enthusiastic attitude towards their work are qualities we deem essential for the appointed candidate.

Educated to at least degree level, the ideal applicant will be able to engage with the values and aspirations of a research-intensive Department, School and University. You will join us with the ability to handle a diverse and varied workload, with the ability to manage both projects and operational tasks concurrently. Experience in a senior administrative role within a Higher Education environment would be beneficial.

Further details can be found in the Further Particulars document.

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

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Ms Thury Agustsdottir ([email protected]).

Any queries regarding the application process can be directed at the HR Team ([email protected]).

Please quote reference PL41064 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.

Further information
  • Further particulars
  • Department/Location

    Department of Pharmacology, Cambridge








    26 March 2024

    Closing date

    21 April 2024

    Job details


    Departmental Administrator


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    March 27, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 21, 2024

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