PA and Divisional Coordinator, Development

Cambridge, UK
13 Dec 2018
13 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Job Title: PA and Divisional Coordinator, Development

Contract: Full time, Permanent


Location: Triangle Building, Cambridge

What it's about

To provide comprehensive, confidential and professional assistance in all aspects of the work of Cambridge International's Development Director and to facilitate the smooth running of the division by managing divisional administrative functions.

What you'll be doing
  • Full PA function for the Director, Development
  • Work with Director to oversee divisional budget. Establish and maintain management information systems and co-ordinate budgetary reviews
  • Arrange all aspects of internal and external meetings and preparing meeting and events documentation (e.g. agenda and minutes)
  • Provide accurate and timely agendas for internal and external meetings, making administrative arrangement as necessary and chasing subsequent actions
  • Booking and arranging all travel, training courses and conferences for members of the division
  • Dealing efficiently and extensively with other incoming correspondence and telephone calls, dealing with or referring for advice on action, as appropriate
  • Set up and maintain staff-related systems for the Division and handle staff matters, including confidential and sensitive issues
  • Manage internal and external communications, liaising with external key contacts on behalf of Director, and organise key visits and meeting arrangements (both in the UK and overseas)
  • Represent the Division on cross-divisional and cross-business stream working groups
  • Provide flexible support across the divisional, planning for risk and contingency as appropriate

What we're looking for

  • Educated to A Level standard or equivalent
  • Excellent IT skills including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Ability to demonstrate absolute confidentiality, diplomacy and discretion.
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to work accurately on own initiative, to tight and changing deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, with ability to communicate effectively at all levels and across divisional, organisational and international boundaries
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Adaptable and flexible and able to work under pressure
  • Ability to demonstrate meticulous accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to develop and implement operational management systems

  • Experience in a PA role supporting senior staff
  • Experience of working in an office environment
  • Experience of dealing with Senior Management
  • Experience of working with computer-based information systems, quality systems.

  • Proactive and professional
  • Ability to demonstrate absolute confidentiality, diplomacy and discretion
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:

  • Generous contributory pension
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay and childcare voucher scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Subsidised staff restaurants
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.

Who We Are
  • Cambridge Assessment International Education prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. Our international qualifications are recognised by the world's best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not-for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners' potential.

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches leads to innovation and creates an atmosphere where everyone's contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 06/01/2019 and interviews will be held on 16/01/2019 and 17/01/2019 .

If you're successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.


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