University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Senior Admissions Administrator (Operations)

Senior Admissions Administrator (Operations)

We are seeking to appoint two experienced senior administrators with an interest in admissions policies and procedures and who have strong leadership capabilities, to take on permanent roles in this busy team.

The Postgraduate Admissions Office has 24 staff and co-ordinates the processing of around 30,000 postgraduate applications for doctoral research and masters courses each year; providing expert admissions advice and support for over 100 departments and faculties in the University and 31 Cambridge colleges with whom the office liaises closely to ensure a quality service delivery.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to work in a supportive and busy team in a central University office that provides a key service to all departments and colleges, as well as to applicants from all over the world.

About the Role

The post holder will be responsible for the line management of a small team of admissions administrators and assistants, utilising influence and leadership skills to positively develop and promote the team. They will act as the main point of contact across the team for providing expert advice and training on admissions policies and procedures and will manage and direct the day-to-day operational work to meet targets and deadlines. They will work closely with Departments, Faculties, Degree Committee and Colleges to ensure that the administration for the admission of applicants is efficient, and that processes and policies are robust and clearly communicated. The role holder will also take on additional tasks as required to support the Deputy Head of the department.

As Senior Admissions Administrators, and as part of the wider team, they will also be responsible for carrying out the quality assurance checking and offer making process for all applicants; processing documentation submitted as evidence to meet offer conditions; confirming applicants' admission once all offer conditions have been satisfactorily met; and processing the CAS for students requiring visas.

The successful candidate will have excellent and highly developed interpersonal, communication and customer orientated skills. They will have excellent organisational, problem solving and evaluation skills and be able to demonstrate initiative in implementing improvements. They will have the ability to understand and clearly communicate policy, scrutinise documentation and ensure that procedures are compliant with relevant policy requirements.

Interested applicants for this post should be educated to Bachelor degree level (or have equivalent relevant experience), have a good knowledge of MS Office, student databases and be willing to learn new skills.

Further information on the role can be found in the Further Particulars document, which you can find via a link at the bottom of the advert. In your application please tell us how you meet the criteria listed in the further particulars along with relevant examples. Also, tell us why you want to join our team. We will shortlist based on these criteria.

This post is permanent and applications are welcome from internal candidates.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Victoria Gedney (Deputy Head of Postgraduate Admissions) at [email protected]

Closing Date: 7th April 2024

Interview Date: Week commencing 15th April 2024

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 queries regarding the application process please contact [email protected]

Please quote reference AT41025 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

    Student Admissions & Access, Cambridge






    Assistant staff


    26 March 2024

    Closing date

    7 April 2024

    Job details


    Senior Admissions Administrator (Operations)


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    March 27, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 07, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics

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