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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Continuing education is currently one of the most exciting, prominent and fastest changing fields in global higher education. The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is an established leader in the field, tracing its roots back to 1873. ICE is based at the historic Madingley Hall campus, four miles west of Cambridge.

As identified in the Government's Industrial Strategy, continuing education will be central to upskilling and re-skilling sectors and communities affected by technological change or Brexit. It also serves as an essential gateway to higher education for mature students.

Whether mid-career health professionals learning about genomic medicine, mid-life adults seeking to change careers in emerging sectors such as coaching, creative writing or science communication, or retirees studying the history of art or philosophy, ICE provides world-class courses, drawing on the resources of one of the world's best universities, for adults from all backgrounds.

ICE currently enrols over 4,000 students each year on short courses and undergraduate and postgraduate award-bearing courses. We have ambitious plans to double the number of enrolments over the next four years. With this in mind we are seeking to appoint two full-time Admissions Administrators to join our Admissions team.

The ideal candidates will be well-organised with excellent communication skills. You will have the ability to work accurately and efficiently without close supervision, and have good interpersonal skills to be able to deal effectively with a wide range of people. You will ideally have experience of admissions in a Higher Education environment, and previous experience of working with CamSIS would be beneficial.

The role-holders will assist in the administration of student admissions and registration, for both ICE non-matriculated courses and for MSt courses across the University. They play an important role as the 'public face' of the Institute providing an efficient and informative admissions and registration service to prospective, new and returning students.

Student applications are received by telephone, post, fax and e-mail, and are processed using the ICE web-based registration systems and the University's student information system, CamSIS. Training will be provided where necessary.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

Further information is available at the link below. Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to the Admissions Manager, Ruth Eddleston, If you have any questions about the application process, please contact

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: 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.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 14 July 2020. Practical tests will take place Monday 27 July 2020. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 28 July 2020.

Please quote reference EA23302 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.