Business Support Officer

Cambridge, UK
£22,400 - £28,000 (pro rata)
06 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Job Title: Business Support Officer

Contract: Full time, Fixed term contract until June 2020 - This role can be classed as a secondment opportunity for internal candidates with line manager approval.

Salary: £22,400 - £28,000 (pro rata)

Location: The Triangle, Cambridge

What it's about

This role will provide business support to both the Cambridge Assessment Network and the Research Division. The post involves administrative, financial and customer service duties to support the Network and Research teams and contribute to Cambridge Assessment's profile as a provider of world-class professional development and research in assessment. The Network and Research programmes serve to showcase the expertise of the Group to key stakeholders.

What you'll be doing

Network Team
  • Be responsible for the management of the Network inbox and act as first point of contact for all customer enquiries, ensuring all customer interaction is of high quality and aligned to sales growth;
  • Be responsible for collating the library of standard replies for all Network products, creating (where appropriate) FAQ pages;
  • Be the first line of support for the Network's event management system (EventsAIR) for customer registration and payments;
  • Be responsible for the financial administration for CAN, raising purchase orders, generation and payment of consultant contracts and processing invoices for payment.

Research Team
  • Ensure smooth and timely running of research projects by assisting with producing materials, recruiting and liaising with research participants, data collection and preparation;
  • Provide administrative support for the Research Division (for example by servicing meetings);
  • Contribute to the production of research outputs: reports, papers, posters and presentations.

  • Maintain positive working relationships with other groups in CSD, ARD, finance and BTS;
  • Oversee general smooth running of the office and provide general administrative support to team members.

What we're looking for

  • Proficient user of Microsoft office ( Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel and Word);
  • CRM management experience;
  • Excellent at communicating both written and oral;
  • High level of autonomy and ownership of work;
  • Attention to detail.

  • Administrative work in an office environment;
  • Finance management.

  • Flexible;
  • Organised;
  • Team player;
  • Committed to excellence.

Who we are

The Network team provides expert training opportunities in assessment for staff and for external customers in the UK and internationally. The Research team conducts and publishes authoritative research in order to improve and develop Cambridge Assessment's products and services, and to influence thinking and policy on education, curriculum and assessment. Both teams are part of the Assessment, Research and Development Division of Cambridge Assessment.

Cambridge Assessment is Europe's largest assessment group, incorporating three major awarding bodies. It plays a leading role in researching, developing and delivering assessment to eight million candidates in 170 countries every year. The Group is a department of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation.


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
  • 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.

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create 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 29/09/2019 and interviews will be held on 04/10/2019 .

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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