University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Events Coordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

United Kingdom

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Events Coordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Are you looking for a varied part-time role in events administration?

We are seeking an experienced administrator to ensure smooth running of Cambridge Language Sciences' https: // www. events and other research-related activities. You will help build a community of researchers working in key areas relating to language research including technology, health, education and society.

Cambridge Language Sciences is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre connecting researchers across many different parts of the University, and beyond, for collaboration and ideas exchange.

Language Science covers a number of areas of research including language development, neuroscience, linguistics, education, speech and language therapy, and speech technology, and is increasingly relevant to our everyday lives (e.g. voice assistants such as Siri or Alexa).

Working closely with the Communications Manager and the Centre Manager, you will co-ordinate and contribute to the planning of events and other research- related activities. This includes two annual conferences, workshops, and research meetings. You will be responsible for logistics such as organising travel, accommodation, and catering, as well as monitoring expenditure and handling expenses and invoices. You will also support the Communications Manager in publicising events and other activities including several small grants funds.

You will have experience of working in an administrative role, with the ability to deliver a variety of activities and events. You will be able to demonstrate excellent planning and organisation skills. You will also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to coordinate communications across a range of audiences. Knowledge of, or an interest in, language or linguistics would be an advantage.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating and overseeing administration of events and other research- related activities, preparing project plans and monitoring progress against project milestones.
  • Organising events, such as conferences, workshops, or training sessions, making necessary logistical arrangements and liaising with attendees.
  • Providing administrative support to the Communications Manager and Centre Manager such as organising meetings and providing secretariat support to relevant committees.
  • Monitoring expenditure against budgets and managing purchasing procedures.
  • Supporting communications activities, including updating the centre's website and helping publicise events.
  • The funds for this post are available for 6 months in the first instance. The role is offered for at 0.27 FTE (10 hours per week).

    Informal enquiries about the role are welcomed and should be directed to Jane Durkin, [email protected] . If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact the Schools HR Team at [email protected]

    The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 3 December 2023. Interviews for this position will be held in person on Thursday 7 and Monday 11 December 2023, subject to change.

    Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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

    Please quote reference GP39467 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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  • Department/Location

    Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics, Cambridge


    £29,605-£33,966 pro rata




    Assistant staff


    20 November 2023

    Closing date

    3 December 2023

    Job details


    Events Coordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term)


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    November 21, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 03, 2023

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