Gates Cambridge seeks Programme Assistant

  • October 30, 2023
Gates Cambridge seeks Programme Assistant

About us 

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive, full-cost scholarships awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Gates Cambridge Scholars become part of a lifelong global community defined by its core value of commitment to improving the lives of others through leadership. Alongside the 250 or so Scholars who are studying in Cambridge at any point in time, there are almost 2000 Scholars in the alumni section of the community, and this number grows every year.

The Gates Cambridge Trust, which manages the scholarship programme, is seeking to appoint a Programme Assistant to support the day-to-day administration of the application and selection process and to provide assistance for current scholars.

About the role

The Programme Assistant is the first point of contact for prospective applicants and supports current scholars. The role liaises with colleagues across the Collegiate University and provides support to the Trust and scholars following data protection guidelines; and provides cover for the Programme Officer role during absences.

The Programme Assistant is a full-time, permanent role (subject to a 6 month probationary period) and the salary will be between £23,144 – £26,444, depending on skills and experience. The Trust offers a generous package of benefits. We practise a hybrid working model and the successful candidate will be expected to be in the office for a minimum of three days a week (the Trust reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employees). We are a small, friendly and diverse group of colleagues, who are working hard to deliver the strategic aims of the Trust while creating a welcoming and enjoyable working environment.


To apply for this role, you must submit a cover letter, CV, names of two references and complete a basic information form. The deadline for applications is midday on Thursday 16 November 2023. For full details about the role, including how to apply, please see the candidate pack.


Interviews are scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday 23 November 2023 and will take place at the Trust’s office on Bridge St, Cambridge.


If, after reading the candidate pack, you have any questions, please email


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