Communications Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

Music performance has been a part of life at Cambridge for centuries, and the University's uniquely vibrant environment has served as a springboard into the musical professions for countless professional musicians. Building on this long tradition, the Centre for Music Performance (CMP) was launched in 2022 to secure the University's position among the very best centres for music performance internationally, and to widen access to music performance opportunities at all levels.

The Role:

As the Communications Assistant at Cambridge you will provide communications and marketing support to the Centre for Music Performance team.

About you:

In order to succeed in this role, you will join us with experience of working in a range of communications disciplines, excellent written communication and interpersonal skills, and sufficient knowledge of music to ensure successful delivery of the Centre for Music Performance's marketing and communications strategy.

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 36 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.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be directed to: Simon Fairclough, Director, Centre for Music Performance.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2024 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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.

Further information about the role and its responsibilities is available via the link below.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for flexible working arrangements.

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

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

Please quote reference DJ39550 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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