Support staff vacancies

Executive Assistant to the Principal (Head of House)

Contract:                   Full-time, 37 hours per week

Responsible to:          The Principal (Head of House)

Salary range:             £31,562 - £41,128 per annum, depending on experience

About the College

Homerton College was founded in the 18th Century, moved to its current location in 1894 and was granted a Royal Charter as a self-governing College of the University of Cambridge in 2010.  Located within easy reach of the historic city centre, and within easy access of Cambridge mainline station, the College has over 1,000 students and a Fellowship of about 70.

The College ethos is exemplified by a desire to ensure access for the widest range of talented students, to provide outstanding teaching and to offer financial support where we can. 

About the role

The Executive Assistant manages the Principal’s Office to ensure the effective provision of confidential, professional administrative and organisational support to the Principal, and provide excellent diary and confidential email management. In addition, the EA manages and co-ordinates Fellowship administrative matters and provides administrative support to the Vice-Principal and Secretary to Governing Body as required. The job holder needs to liaise with Heads of Department and College Officers, enabling information to flow effectively between different parts of the College.  It is essential for the job holder to maintain a strong understanding of inter-Collegiate Cambridge and be able to brief the Principal on its operations.

About you

We are currently recruiting for an Executive Assistant to the Principal to join us on a full-time, permanent basis. Reporting to the Principal, this role will be based on site.  

You will ideally have excellent organisational and planning skills and the ability to prioritise and delegate effectively.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build and maintain successful relationships with a range of colleagues across the College, and Collegiate Cambridge will be advantageous.

In addition, you will meet the following requirements:

  • Excellent team management skills, with a commitment to effective team working
  • Knowledge of the structure and systems of UK higher education, secondary schools and colleges
  • Approachable, tactful and diplomatic; displays high levels of professionalism, integrity and honesty; able to deal with potentially difficult situations in a sensitive manner
  • Strategic thinker, effective problem solver and decision-maker; able to influence and build consensus, and make persuasive case for change where necessary
  • Ability to manage a budget and maintain accurate, detailed and confidential records
  • Efficient office administration and computer IT skills, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people at all levels
  • Have a well-organised and flexible approach to the varied and demanding workload; reliability, enthusiasm, flexibility, professionalism, and the ability to remain calm under pressure are essential assets for this post
  • Interest in further professional development, willingness to seek/attend relevant training.

Please note that we can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

What do we offer

In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.  We will automatically enrol you into a pension scheme with a generous employer contribution.  We offer free parking, subsided access to our onsite gym, a free meal whilst on duty, free eye tests and discounts via our benefits platform. 

How to apply

Please complete the Application Form, and forward to HR@Homerton.cam.ac.uk. See the Job Description for more details about the role. Any enquiries can be directed to the HR Department on HR@Homerton.cam.ac.uk 

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity.  This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

The closing date for applications is midday on 13 September 2021.

Admissions Lead

Contract:                   Full-time, 37 hours per week

Responsible to:          Tutorial Office Manager

Responsible for:         Admissions Administrator and School Liaison Officer

Salary range:             £29,762 to £31,562 per annum, depending on experience

 

About the College:

Homerton College was founded in the 18th Century, moved to its current location in 1894 and was granted a Royal Charter as a self-governing College of the University of Cambridge in 2010.  Located within easy reach of the historic city centre, and within easy access of Cambridge mainline station, the College has over 1,000 students and a Fellowship of about 70.

The College ethos is exemplified by a desire to ensure access for the widest range of talented students, to provide outstanding teaching and to offer financial support where we can. 

 

About the role:

The purpose of this role is to ensure the smooth running of the Admissions team and to support the Admissions Tutors in the provision of a professional and comprehensive admissions service to the College. The Admissions Lead works with Directors of Studies and College Officers, as well as other academic and administrative staff both on site and across the University.

 

The post-holder will work closely with the Admissions Tutors, and play a crucial role in implementing developments in the admissions programme, ensuring the smooth running of admissions processes, and maintaining excellent communication with a variety of key personnel, including Directors of Studies, College Officers and staff across the University, in addition to applicants to the College. They will work particularly closely and collaboratively with our experienced Admissions Administrator. The role demands a high level of administrative skill, interpersonal dexterity, enthusiasm for working in a faced-paced and changing environment and forward-thinking. This role will monitor admissions budgets and implement the strategic vision of the Admissions team and will be based in the College’s Tutorial Office.

 

About you

We are currently recruiting for an Admissions Lead to join us on a full-time, permanent basis. Reporting to the Tutorial Office Manager, and responsible for the Admissions Administrator and School Liaison Officer, this role will be based on site.  You will ideally have experience in, and an understanding of undergraduate admissions policy and processes in a College and/or University context, and an interest in higher education and widening access to university.  Previous experience in a senior administrative role and of managing staff to ensure effective team work is also essential. You will have a strong educational background, preferably educated to degree level (or equivalent).

 

Please note that it is a requirement of the role to be available to work at the following times:

  • Immediately before and after the publication of A-level results in mid-August
  • Interview round from end of November to mid-December
  • Open days through the year (some Saturday work)
  • Various Congregation dates (some Saturday work)

 

In additional, you will meet the following essential requirements:

  • Excellent team management skills, with a commitment to effective team working
  • Knowledge of the structure and systems of UK higher education, secondary schools and colleges
  • Approachable, tactful and diplomatic; displays high levels of professionalism, integrity and honesty; able to deal with potentially difficult situations in a sensitive manner
  • Strategic thinker, effective problem solver and decision maker; able to influence and build consensus, and make persuasive case for change where necessary
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills, able to prioritise and delegate effectively
  • Ability to manage a budget and maintain accurate, detailed and confidential records
  • Efficient office administration and computer IT skills, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; able to build and maintain successful relationships with a range of colleagues across the College, and able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people at all levels
  • Have a well-organised and flexible approach to the varied and demanding workload; reliability, enthusiasm, flexibility, professionalism, and the ability to remain calm under pressure are essential assets for this post
  • Interest in further professional development, willingness to seek/attend relevant training.

 

The following are desirable requirements:

  • Previous experience within the Education sector/ University administrative department, in particular in Admissions departments
  • Experienced in CamSIS and other university data management systems
  • Good understanding of Data Protection and GDPR
  • Website editing skills

 

Please note that we can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

 

What do we offer

In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.  We will automatically enrol you into a pension scheme with generous employer contribution.  We offer free parking, subsided access to our onsite gym, a free meal whilst on duty, free eye tests and discounts via our benefits platform. 

 

How to apply

Please complete the Application Form, and forward to HR@Homerton.cam.ac.uk. See the Job Description for more detail about the role. Any enquiries can be directed to the HR Department on HR@Homerton.cam.ac.uk 

 

All applicants that are invited to interview will be sent a detailed summary of team responsibilities throughout the year. This will form the basis of some of our interview discussions.

 

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity.  This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

 

Closing date for applications is midday on 13 September 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

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