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Job Vacancy

Language Centre Administrator (Academic-related)

The role

The purpose of the role of Centre Administrator is to manage the administration and operations of the Language Centre. The Centre Administrator advises the Centre Director on overall strategy whilst supporting them, and other senior staff, in the planning and implementation of new developments to support teaching and language delivery. The role-holder manages, oversees, and facilitates a wide range of administrative responsibilities and functions, including finance, compliance, communications and space management. The role-holder will also from time-to-time lead and manage projects across institutions of the School and working with central offices.

About you

You will be an experienced administrator, preferably with experience in a Higher Education context, with a track record spanning financial management, HR and facilities support as well as governance. You will relish multi-tasking across the range of duties required to administer a relatively small and self-contained department while also having the skills to network with wider teams of professional services colleagues across the School and the University. You will have excellent communication skills including in a very multicultural working environment and experience of managing and developing staff and leading small teams.

Benefits of working at Cambridge include:
      • Competitive rates of pay with automatic service-related pay progression and annual cost of living increases.
      • Generous annual leave allowance of 41 days paid leave (including bank holidays)
      • Generous maternity, adoption and shared parental leave entitlement and other family friendly schemes (e.g. workplace nurseries and salary exchange schemes for childcare);
      • An auto-enrolment pension scheme, with a generous employer contribution.
      • Travel benefits and retail discounts at over 2,000 local and national stores.
      • Schemes to support with relocation / the provision of accommodation.

The University of Cambridge is committed to supporting our staff to thrive both professionally and personally. We aim to support a good work/life balance, whilst retaining the positive aspects of our unique in-person environment and culture. Elements of this role are suitable for hybrid working, where staff can split their time between in-person collaboration and remote working. The frequency of the remote elements of the role can be discussed with the recruiting manager.

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our School.

Questions about the application process should be addressed to Lauren Taylor, HR Coordinator at

Please apply online whilst quoting reference AK41092 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing Date: Sunday 28 April 2024

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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