Project Coordinator

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Are you looking for an exciting project co-ordination role working with innovators within an inspiring, world-leading organisation? Do you want to contribute to our mission to create a more sustainable economy?

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is a globally influential institute within the University of Cambridge working on a mission to develop leadership and solutions towards a sustainable economy. More information can be found at

The Innovation Team engages with entrepreneurs and startups to help catalyse leadership and foster sustainable innovation in order to accelerate solutions to global challenges. Our Canopy workspace and entrepreneur community provides the space, support and networks for innovations in sustainability to thrive and grow. Our programmes support ambitious and innovative entrepreneurs by enabling them to transform their ideas into sustainable businesses through workshops, coaching and mentoring. This new role focuses on supporting our programmes, in particular pre-incubation and early stage entrepreneurship activities.

The role

As Project Coordinator you will provide the key administrative support to ensure that programmes are delivered in a timely and efficient manner, achieve their objectives and are to a high standard. Working on different projects you will coordinate work with a range of innovators, offering excellent service and interactions with a range of people including faculty and contributors. If you can apply your experience and skills to help us influence a range of innovators, then we can offer you a unique opportunity to support an exciting portfolio of programmes that help them grapple a growing number of global challenges. We are looking for candidates who are interested in sustainability and committed to the values that underpin CISL's work.

In addition, you should be able to demonstrate the following essential skills and experience:

  • Educated to at least A Level or NVQ level 3 or equivalent standard or level of relevant practical experience.
  • Previous experience in an administrative role.
  • Experience of event management and logistics and/or project coordination.
  • Experience of supporting the financial aspects of projects and financial procedures.
  • Experience developing high levels of trust and credibility in relationships with internal and external stakeholders from varying backgrounds.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills, with a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated interest in CISL missions to support a sustainable society.

What you'll receive:

  • Working 36.5 hours per week ¿ Hybrid/flexible/part-time working considered
  • 36 days annual leave (inc bank holidays).
  • Excellent benefits including a generous pension scheme, discount portal, cycle to work scheme, access to the university accommodation service, employee assistance programme and family friendly policies along with many more.
  • Extensive development opportunities.

This post is permanent, full-time and located in Cambridge/hybrid remote.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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Please quote reference EN38046 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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