University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

HR Administrator

HR Administrator

The Institute of Continuing Education acts to support the specific learning and pastoral needs of part-time students at the University of Cambridge. Through collaborative partnerships across the Collegiate University, ICE develops and delivers high-quality, differentiated, academic courses for professional development and personal enrichment to a diverse range of adult learners.

ICE is closely integrated with the University's mission to support learning throughout life, innovations in teaching and learning, interactions with business and industry, community engagement and international outreach.

ICE consists of c.125FTE academics, administrators and the Hall team. ICE's teaching is further supported by c. 400 part-time tutors and examiners. ICE currently offer around 300 courses a year which include day schools, residential weekend courses, fully online courses, summer programmes primarily for international students, bespoke courses, award bearing sub-degree courses and part-time matriculated Master's degree courses. ICE's courses span a range of fields, with students studying for professional development or personal enrichment. At present there are c. 8,000 course enrolments each academic year and our new strategy incorporates ambitious plans to grow to around 10,000 enrolments per annum by 2025.

Our activities primarily take place at Madingley Hall (a residential Grade I listed building), which provides facilities for conferences and events, and a full hotel service. Madingley Hall has 13 meeting rooms, 62 ensuite bedrooms, a bar and lounge, set in 8 acres of grounds (including Capability Brown designed gardens). The Hall is located approximately four miles west of Cambridge.

The Institute is seeking an experienced HR Administrator to support human resource administration within the Institute in order to provide an effective and efficient service. You will support a wide range of HR related issues and processes, including carrying out general HR administration to ensure the smooth running of all aspects of the employment life cycle.

The role holder is expected to take a proactive and flexible approach to their work and will have extensive relevant HR administrative experience. You will have excellent organisational skills, the ability to work on your own initiative, prioritise work, maintain accuracy, confidentiality and work to tight deadlines. You will have excellent administrative skills including competence in IT packages such as Word, Excel and Outlook. Evidence of the ability to apply first class customer service skills and to work collaboratively are key.

Informal enquiries are encourages and can be made to Sara Ficarra, HR Coordinator: [email protected].

The closing date for applications is Sunday 1 October 2023

Interviews will take place on Monday 9 October 2023

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.

Please quote reference EA38468 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
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  • Department/Location

    Institute of Continuing Education






    Assistant staff


    18 September 2023

    Closing date

    1 October 2023

    Job details


    HR Administrator


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    September 18, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 01, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Education,Social Science

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