Senior HR Coordinator (Maternity 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.

Applications are invited for this exciting role in the joint professional services team supporting both the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI) and the Department of Haematology.

The CSCI is a world-leading centre for stem cell research with the mission to transform human health through a deep understanding of stem cell biology. The Department of Haematology has an international reputation in biomedical research, with a particular focus on blood cell formation, blood cancers and thrombosis. Approximately 60% of haematology research groups are part of CSCI.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to provide comprehensive HR support as part of our joint team. You will report to the Business & Operations Manager and will be responsible for delivering a pro-active and responsive HR service to institute and department staff and students. You will line manage a small team of 2 HR Coordinators and a Business Apprentice.

To perform this role effectively you will join us with experience of working administratively in an HR area and be able to demonstrate both factual and theoretical knowledge of HR administration, working with multiple processes and to tight regulations. You will be able to review new advice and guidance, understand how this affects local procedures, recommend and implement changes as required. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and will be able to manage good working relationships with a wide variety of people.

As well as excellent organisational skills, you will be self-motivated, trustworthy, used to dealing with highly confidential information and able to work quickly, methodically and accurately demonstrating consistent high levels of attention to detail. You will possess flexibility, adaptability and excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work under pressure and prioritise workloads to meet multiple deadlines. Competent use of Microsoft Office is essential and experience working with specialist HR systems and other business-related software would be advantageous. You will be educated to HND/ HNC level, level 4/ 5 vocational qualification or an equivalent level of practical experience.

We offer the flexibility of hybrid working and would be willing to discuss the possibility of the role being appointed on a part-time basis.

We welcome applications from existing members of staff looking for a secondment opportunity.

For more information about this role, please contact Anthea Stanley (

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 1 year or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

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Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online Application form.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is: 26th November 2023

The interview date for the role is: week commencing 4th December

Please quote reference PS39278 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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