Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £33,135.00 - £38,414.00 gross per year
  • Cambridge


Job type: Fixed term (12.5 months)

Hours: Full-time (36.25 hours per week)

St John’s College, one of the largest Colleges within the University of Cambridge, is seeking to appoint an Academic Administrator to provide a comprehensive and high-quality administrative service to Directors of Studies, Tutors and the wider teaching community in a range of subjects. This is an exciting opportunity for outstanding individuals to join a team of four Administrators as part of the Director of Education & Senior Tutor’s Department.

The role is to cover a period of maternity leave and will be for a fixed term of up to 12.5 months

Working closely with the Tutors, Directors of Studies and other teaching staff within the appointed subject areas, you will manage a wide range of administrative activities and will be responsible for the continual improvement of processes and systems to facilitate the delivery of an excellent, proactive and efficient service. You will also provide policy advice and support for the Director of Education & Senior Tutor, for relevant committees and other key meetings within your areas. This will include drafting papers and reports, providing statistical analysis and taking the lead on the implementation of projects and key initiatives arising from these meetings.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level, or with equivalent experience. Significant previous administrative experience is essential, along with excellent IT skills, communication skills and interpersonal skills. Candidates will have strong self-management skills, evidence of working effectively in teams, and have the ability to work well under pressure. Previous experience in the University sector and in the management of change would be desirable.

The ideal candidate will also be able to demonstrate a strong interest in supporting current initiatives at St John’s College to widen access and participation and promote diversity.

We offer competitive benefits packages including 36 days’ annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays), free lunch (subject to a monetary limit), free use of an on-site gym and free parking close to the College site (subject to availability).

For further particulars of the role, which also sets out the relevant terms and conditions, and an application form, please visit

  • access
  • education
  • teaching