HR Administrator [Temporary Cover]

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 Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology is seeking to appoint an HR Administrator, who will be responsible for a full range of HR functions for all staff including recruitment & retention, pay and grading, training & development, employment relations and performance management.

Reporting to the HR Manager, you will supervise the work of the Administrative Assistant to provide a professional and efficient HR service including all aspects of HR administration.

You will have previous HR administration experience and will have worked in a customer focussed HR environment. A basic knowledge of employment law and principles of HR best practice are essential. You will have excellent administrative and organisational skills and be able to produce work to a high level of accuracy.

The ideal candidate will have recruitment experience, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work independently. The ability to remain calm and professional under pressure as well as working collaboratively is essential in this role.

You are expected to take a proactive and flexible approach to your work, have the ability to work on your own initiative, prioritise work, maintain accuracy, confidentiality and work to tight deadlines. You will have excellent administrative skills including competence in IT packages such as Word, Excel and Outlook.

More information about the role and person specification is available on the Further Particulars attached.

Temporary cover: this post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

Applications are welcomed from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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

Interviews are anticipated to be held on Thursday 7th December 2023.

If you have any queries regarding the post or the application process please contact Karen Langford, HR Manager, at

Please quote reference NQ39336 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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