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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


The University of Cambridge is delivering an innovative entrepreneurial leadership programme including mentoring for young adults around the 53 Commonwealth countries who are engaged in a range of social projects. The Queen's Young Leaders Programme will help 60 award winners each year develop projects in their home nation while taking advantage of online peer support and mentoring from around the world. You can find out more about the course at

The mentoring programme will match award winners to volunteers who can help them turn their ambitions in to reality, giving access to advisors who can help in areas as diverse as finance, design, marketing, networking and public speaking. The role holder works with the Academic Programme Manager and Course Director for the Queen's Young Leaders Programme to manage an effective mentoring programme, online course and two-day residential workshop. 

This is an important role working with inspiring individuals from all around the Commonwealth, and may suit someone who is developing a career in the voluntary sector, charities or in educational projects. 

You will build networks to recruit and coordinate mentors, help to match them with mentees, and ensure that records are up to date.

The role is based at the University of Cambridge's Institute of Continuing Education at Madingley Hall. It is funded by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.

The successful applicant will be highly organised with strong interpersonal and communication skills, and have a demonstrable ability to engage with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and to encourage others to support the programme. Experience of administration, marketing, communication or PR in the voluntary or education sectors is desirable. You will be used to working independently and are technology-savvy with experience of using social media, Word, Excel, email, web and databases. You will have a passion for the aims of the programme, have a 'student-first' approach and be committed to the principles and delivery of Commonwealth values. 

Fixed Term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2018 in the first instance. 

We welcome applications from individuals wishing to work on a job-share basis. 

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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact

The closing date for this vacancy is 26 November 2017. 

Interviews will be held on the week commencing 11 December 2017.