Principal Secretary

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 Faculty of Divinity is seeking an organised, efficient and accurate person with excellent interpersonal skills for the post of Principal Secretary.

Your varied duties will include running examinations, servicing committees, assisting with the administration for recruitment, office tasks, dealing with queries, payments for hourly staff, producing the timetable, support for teaching (for example by ensuring that information for students on the web such as paper descriptions is up to date), using databases and work on the website. You will oversee the management of the Faculty Office.

Candidates must be proficient in using IT and have the ability to learn new systems quickly. Previous secretarial or administrative experience would be required. You will need excellent interpersonal and communication skills, attention to detail, initiative, ability to prioritise and work under pressure, and adaptability.

The Faculty offers a friendly, supportive and collaborative environment in a modern building on the Sidgwick Site. Hybrid working is permitted subject to the duties of the post and there will be opportunities for training.

If you require further clarification on any matters, please do not hesitate to contact the Administrative Office by email or telephone 01223 763017 (

If you do have any questions about the vacancy or application process, please contact the Schools HR Team on

The closing date is midnight (GMT) on Monday 4 December 2023. Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 13 December 2023, subject to change.

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Please quote reference GF39364 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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