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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Head of Academic Centre Administration – Professional Studies (fixed-term)

Salary: £35,550 – £47,722 pa,

The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) delivers high quality and distinctive educational programmes for adult learners, predominantly studying on a part-time basis, for either personal enrichment or professional development. ICE aims to ensure that the expertise and resources of the University of Cambridge are made available to all students, irrespective of their previous educational achievements.

We wish to appoint a Head of Academic Centre Administration to work alongside the Academic Directors for Professional Studies, and collaboratively with colleagues across the Institute, including the Division of Business Development and Student Recruitment, further to develop and administer our portfolio of courses. Through administrative leadership, s/he will act to ensure that the courses delivered by the Institute of Continuing Education are of the very highest academic quality, commensurate with the University of Cambridge's reputation as one of the world's leading higher education providers.

The successful applicant will be jointly responsible for leading and line-managing an administrative team, ensuring that a wide portfolio of courses is effectively developed. Reporting to the Director of the Academic Centres Division, the role-holder will manage the administration of course approvals, and course management, develop processes and practices further to enhance the student experience and maintain effective financial control of the Academic Centre. Working collaboratively with academics and other internal and external stakeholders, the successful applicant will ensure that a consistent and high quality programme is delivered.

The successful candidate will have experience of leading educational activities, projects and people in the Higher Education sector as well as excellent organisational, IT and interpersonal skills with an innovative approach to developing and improving processes and delivery. S/he will have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to develop collaborative working relationships with a range of stakeholders. The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines is essential.

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 Dr Corinne Boz ( Questions about the application process may be directed to:

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.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter (the length of which must not exceed two A4 sides) with the details of three referees in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is Friday 01 June 2018. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 11 June 2018.

Please quote reference EA15443 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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