Administrator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

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The Primary Care Unit in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care are seeking an Administrator to join the team providing administrative support to a number of the PCU research groups.

Through our five primary care research themes of Behaviour and Health, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes, Cancer, Health Services Research and End of Life Care, the PCU aims to:

  • Identify and target the behaviours that lead to chronic disease

  • Improve early detection of disease

  • Improve the quality of health services

  • Deliver first class teaching to medical students, clinicians, researchers and educators

The support provided by the successful candidate will include organising events and meetings, updating and maintaining the PCU digital resources, assisting in the management of HR related matters, processing invoices, and orders and acting as a point of contact in the Unit for staff, visitors and students. In addition, the post holder will provide administrative support to the COACHES study of mental health referrals and outcomes for young people with social care, and to the theme and module leads for the Primary Care Research component of the MPhil in Population Health Sciences.

Further details on the PCU can be found on our website:

Educated to at least A-level standard/NVQ level 3 or have equivalent qualifications or equivalent practical experience. The successful applicant will have relevant administrative experience in a role which has required them to prioritise, multi-task and pay close attention to detail. The post holder must be flexible, have excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work autonomously and responsively.

See the Further Particulars link below for full details and the Person Specification. This appointment is part-time, 22 - 29 hours per week working days will be Monday - Friday.

The funds for this post is available until: 31st May 2026.

The successful applicant will be based in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, East Forvie Building, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0SR, with occasional days spent, as required, at the Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN (both locations are approx. 2 miles south of Cambridge city centre). Informal enquiries can be made to: Cassie Woodfin, PCU Operations Manager (

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Closing Date: 4 September 2022

Interview Date: 20 September 2022

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SN32539 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.

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