Departmental Administrator

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.

The Department of History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) are seeking to recruit to this key position within the administration of the Faculty of Human, Social and Political Science (HSPS). The successful candidate will join a vibrant and exciting department in a key role as the lead administrator. Working closely with the Head of Department (HPS) and the Head of Departmental Management (HSPS), the post-holder will oversee all aspects of Departmental management, including finances, human resources, estates, communications and planning. They will advise on matters of strategy, policy, planning and implementation across all areas of work including research, teaching, governance and strategy.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of teaching and research in a higher education environment, knowledge of the UK University system and the skill and commitment to uphold the Department's standards of excellence both internally and externally. They will also have excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to synthesise and present complex policies clearly and an ability to work and communicate effectively and appropriately with a wide range of staff and students.

Further information is available via the link below. The post is available from 1 March 2024.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply online' link below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

This role requires a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Any offer of employment we make to you will be conditional upon the satisfactory completion of this check; whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

Reference: AK40350

Closing Date: 29 February 2024

Interview date: TBC

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

If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Academic Secretary's office (email

Please quote reference AK40350 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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