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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 a full-time Admissions Coordinator to join our Admissions team.

As the Admissions Coordinator you will be responsible for student recruitment and admissions process and systems within the Institute of Continuing Education in order to provide an efficient admissions experience for prospective students to matriculated (e.g. Master of Studies) and non-matriculated (e.g. undergraduate and postgraduate sub-degree awards and non-award-bearing courses).

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level/ Level 6 vocational qualification or have the equivalent level of practical experience and be an experienced user of Microsoft Office. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential to succeed in this role.

Experience of supervising the work plans of more junior colleagues is desirable but not essential for the role.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years 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

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.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 27 January 2019. Interviews are expected to be held in week commencing Monday 11 February 2019.