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Office Assistant (Education Reform and Innovation Team)

Salary: £19,305-£22,214 p.a.

The Education Reform and Innovation (ERI) Team in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a full-time Office Assistant to support their international development work.

You will support the Senior Administrator in the day-to-day coordination and administration of current and prospective projects, working within the timetable and remit agreed with the main ERI team. You will work as part of a small administrative team to provide travel organisation and secretarial support to the team, as well as with the wider Faculty and also partners both local and overseas, where projects are based, to ensure the satisfactory implementation of the Faculty's work and its development. Working on a large number of projects concurrently, you will need to be flexible in your approach to work.

Applicants must be educated to at least 'A' level standard; have excellent organisational, time management and administrative skills; be experienced in maintaining office systems and following office procedures, as well as in working with overseas organisations. Applicants must have strong IT skills and knowledge, including word processing, spreadsheets and website content management; have the ability to solve problems, prioritise tasks and plan their own workload. High levels of flexibility and the ability to multi-task are crucial, as is the ability to remain calm under pressure. Applicants must have accuracy and pay exact attention to detail; have good communication and interpersonal skills, diplomatic manners and cultural awareness; and be natural team players with self-motivation, commitment and willingness to learn and to develop new skills and to assume responsibilities for a wide variety of complex issues.

For full details of criteria for appointment and duties of the post please see the Further Particulars for the post.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2020 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to and click on the 'Apply' button. 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 Christoph Hartwig (

We hope to hold interviews on 18 January 2018.

Please quote reference JR14179 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 10 January 2018

Teaching Associate (Part Time)

Salary: £29,799-£38,833 p.a., pro rata

Applications are invited for a 0.6 fte Teaching Associate in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling starting in April 2018.

The Faculty of Education runs a BACP accredited psychotherapeutic counselling programme for working with children and young people. It is integrative in theoretical orientation and there is an emphasis on working with the arts and play. You will contribute to all aspects of the training. The work will involve teaching of theory, development and assessment of practice, supervision of students' research and academic work, and personal tutoring. You will also be part of the course team who teach, assess and examine the course.

You will need a professional qualification and accreditation/registration in counselling/ psychotherapy, and a postgraduate qualification in counselling/ psychotherapy, and will have experience of teaching at HE level, and working therapeutically with children.

For full details of the post and the person specification, please see the further particulars.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Carol Holliday (

We hope to hold interviews during the week commencing 29 January 2018.

Please quote reference JR14181 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 21 January 2018

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