Administrative Assistant needed at the Trust

  • August 28, 2009

Administrative Assistant

Gates Cambridge Trust

Salary: £20,226

The Gates Cambridge Trust offers scholarships to outstanding young men and women from outside the UK to pursue postgraduate study and research at the University of Cambridge. There are currently over 900 Gates Scholars from more than 90 countries (over 250 studying in Cambridge, almost 600 alumni spread throughout the world and 90 new scholars coming to Cambridge this October).  

The Trust is looking for a full-time Administrative Assistant to support the Provost (CEO), Treasurer and two Executive Officers (one full-time, one part-time) across the entire spectrum of its operations.

The role includes dealing with the scholars in Cambridge (being their main point of contact, processing applications for supplementary funding, event organisation, coordinating with the Scholars’ Council etc.) and being the sole provider of wide-ranging administrative support throughout the year (major events include the selection of new scholars, Trustees’ meetings, various alumni activities, the 10th anniversary programme in 2010). The Administrative Assistant will report to the full-time Executive Officer.

Educated to degree level you will have excellent administrativeand IT skills (MS Office – particularly Excel, Access and mail merge).  A quick learner who is able to work both independently and within a small team, you will be able to prioritize tasks and respond effectively to the varied requirements of the role.  With excellent communication skills you will be confident in dealing with a wide range of people at all levels.  You will have a positive outlook and an interest in helping talented students fulfil their educational goals.

Full details about the scholarships are available at www.gatesscholar.org

Please send your CV and covering letter to:

Mr James Smith

Executive Officer

Gates Cambridge Trust

PO Box 252

Cambridge

CB2 1TQ

Email: js297@cam.ac.uk

Closing date: Wednesday 9 September 2009

Interviews will be held on Monday 14 September with decisions soon after that.

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