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  • Office Assistant (fixed-term)

Office Assistant (Fixed Term)

Salary: £18,549-£21,391 p.a.

Closing date: 30 July 2015

We are looking for an office assistant to support the Administrator of Central Asia Programmes in the day-to-day coordination and administration of projects, working within the timetable and remit agreed by the central team (based in Cambridge).

If you have good people skills, are organised, flexible and unflappable you may be the person we are looking for. Of course, you will also have good knowledge of MS Office software (particularly Word and Excel), be an experienced email and internet user, and possibly familiar with wiki sites and intranet platforms. Knowledge of Russian will be an advantage, although not essential.

In return, we can offer you a varied, interesting and sometimes busy working environment. A good proportion of your time will be spent making and researching arrangements for overseas visitors, but at other times you will be helping to organise field trips for in-house members of staff. The post also involves word processing, collating and photocopying materials for training events, minuting meetings, helping to maintain the project websites, and providing general clerical support to the projects.

You will work closely with the Administrator, as well as with the wider Faculty and externally-identified contacts and educational leaders in countries where our projects are based.

Further particulars, including criteria for recruitment, and details of the application procedure are available below.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 19 February 2016 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to 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.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Laura Carnicero (

Please quote reference JR06601 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

We hope to hold interviews during the week commencing 10 August 2015.

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