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Personal Assistant to the Director (Part Time)

Salary: £21,843-£25,298 pro rata.

We are seeking a part-time, experienced and highly capable Personal Assistant to support the Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute. This busy, varied and interesting role is crucial to the effective day-to-day running of the Director's Office.

It is essential that applicants have experience in a senior PA role, preferably in an academic environment, and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral. Applicants must be organised, with a high level of attention to detail, and be able to perform as part of a friendly administrative team.

Applicants should be educated at least to 'A' level, or equivalent experience, and have a good working knowledge of office IT systems.

The position is part-time (0.48 FTE), working 17.5 hours per week, Monday-Thursday.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button on the University's jobs site page. 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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Kate Gilbert on telephone 01223 336541 or via email kjg26@cam.ac.uk. Interviews will be held on the morning of Tuesday 25 April 2017.

Please quote reference LD11681 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


  • Form CHRIS/5 should be used for applications for support staff posts and not for applications for academic, academic-related and contract research staff posts.
  • Form CHRIS/6 should be used as a cover sheet for applicants to include with a CV.
  • The information given will be processed for employment selection and statistical purposes and will be retained for successful candidates. Applications from unsuccessful candidates will be retained for up to twelve months. You will be given the opportunity to state any disability needs if called for an interview.

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