University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Policy Assistant

United Kingdom

Closing in 10 days

Policy Assistant

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Policy Assistant to join the HR Policy team. Reporting to the Head of HR Policy, you will support the delivery of university-wide HR policies and strategic projects.

In this role, you will coordinate and oversee the administration of a diverse set of projects, working closely with Policy Leads to prepare project outlines and plans, monitor and report on project milestones, risks and dependencies, and maintain project and policy webpages. You will support university-wide consultation exercises and collate and analyse results. You will organise project meetings, prepare agendas, take minutes and follow up on actions. You will prepare project updates and communications and liaise with key stakeholders and committees across the University.

About You: To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Excellent administration, planning and organisational skills;

  • An ability to analyse and present data using Excel;

  • A good standard of written (and spoken) English;

  • Experience in an administrative, project or HR generalist role with an interest in a future career in project management.

  • About Us: This position is a great opportunity to join a dynamic and supportive team at one of the foremost global universities. It will provide valuable experience of delivering organisation-wide projects within a complex organisation. This role would suit those looking to move into a project management role in the future.

    In return, the University offers an extensive reward package including:

  • A generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme;

  • CAMbens Employee Benefits, which provides access to a range of financial benefits such as national and local shopping discounts;

  • Health and wellbeing benefits including the University Counselling Service, and access to the virtual Wellbeing Centre providing tools to support your physical and mental wellbeing;

  • Family friendly benefits and policies, ranging from enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave, and flexible and hybrid working.

  • Further information is available via the link below.

    Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

    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.

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

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

    Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Kate Philp, Policy Consultant, at [email protected].

    Closing date is: 8th October 2023 Interview dates: 13th & 17th October 2023

    Please quote reference AH38426 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 Information
  • Department/Location

    Human Resources Division, Central Cambridge






    Assistant staff


    13 September 2023

    Closing date

    8 October 2023

    Job details


    Policy Assistant


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    September 14, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 08, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Political Science,Social Science

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