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Contents Introduction


Development & Alumni Relations


The Role


Role Purpose


Main Responsibilities


Person Profile

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The University of Cambridge

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The Structure of the University of Cambridge

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Schools, Faculties, Departments

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Terms & Conditions

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Organisational Chart

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Application Process

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Introduction This is a rare opportunity to join one of the world’s leading universities in a senior fundraising role. Working for one of the most universally recognised brands in the world, you will be part of a new team delivering the University of Cambridge’s significant fundraising potential. The University of Cambridge attracts students and academics of the very highest calibre. It is consistently ranked among the very top few universities worldwide and has produced more Nobel Prize winners than any other university. The University can reflect on myriad achievements and world-changing ideas born within its walls, from the establishment of the fundamentals of physics to the discovery of the structure of DNA, from the transformative thinking of great Cambridge philosophers, poets and artists to the ground breaking work of some of the greatest scientific minds in history. Its watchwords include discovery, innovation, inspiration and transformation, and after 800 years, it continues to thrive and to serve society at large. With a significant tradition in engineering, the sciences and mathematics as well as in the arts, humanities and social sciences, the research that Cambridge produces affects us all. Its work addresses questions as far-reaching and profound as developing new treatments for cancer; combating infectious diseases; climate change and carbon emissions; biodiversity conservation; emerging powers on the world stage; and global food security. As a Senior Associate Director, Major Gifts, you will both enable high level donors help the University find solutions

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and answers to some of societies most challenging and compelling questions and help the University secure its most crucial needs. Following the completion of Europe’s first University £1 billion philanthropic Campaign in 2010, two years ahead of schedule, the University is building on its success with a substantial investment in fundraising and significant growth in the team. The new Senior Associate Director, Major Gifts, will be a part of an intensive and exciting period of transformation. This is an opportunity for someone who wants to work for an institution with an exceptional track record, and who has an appetite for innovation.


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Development & Alumni Relations Development and Alumni Relations is the alumni relations and fundraising arm of the University of Cambridge. It has the responsibility for raising major philanthropic gifts from alumni and non-alumni sources; for encouraging lifelong relationships and building links between the University and its alumni and supporters; for ensuring that the worldwide community of over 200,000 alumni are well-informed about the development of the University and equipped to be effective ambassadors and advocates; and for communicating persuasively with all audiences to satisfy these objectives. Development and Alumni Relations works collaboratively with all parts of Collegiate Cambridge including the University Schools, Faculties and Departments, the 31 colleges, University registered clubs and societies, Cambridge University Health Partners, and Cambridge in America. All these are also focussed on promoting positive relations with our alumni and non-alumni and generating philanthropic funds. In 2005, to mark its 800th anniversary, Collegiate Cambridge launched the public phase of Europe’s first £1 billion campaign. It reached its target by 2010, two years ahead of schedule. Building on this success, the University is planning for its next major institution-wide campaign. In this context, the University is directing significant investment toward the expansion of the current alumni relations, communication and fund raising capability. Development & Alumni Relations currently has approximately 70 staff members; this number is likely to rise to around 120 by 2014/15.

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The Role Central to the success of the Development and Alumni Relations office, these six roles are responsible for generating significant six and seven figure philanthropic income in pursuit of Schools strategic funding priorities such as posts, student support and capital projects, among other initiatives. The post holders will be accountable for: developing School fundraising priorities and strategy; identifying and developing new prospects; cultivating the philanthropic interests of these donors; soliciting major gifts and supporting key volunteers to do so; settling donations effectively and efficiently; and building and maintaining relationships with existing donors, Cambridge in America, external volunteers, academics and staff within the University and Colleges. This will involve managing complex relationships and priorities across a matrix of up to 23 departments in any one School, demanding diplomacy and strategic thinking in order to ensure effective delivery of fundraising targets. The roles report into the Head of Major Gifts - Schools Based and have up to two grade 9 Associate Director fundraisers reporting to them. Administrative support is provided by a team of Fundraising Assistants aligned to groups of fundraisers. The role holder is a senior fundraiser within the Major Gifts team responsible for supporting the assigned School and its Faculties and Departments in their development of prioritised needs; devising with the School fundraising plans and strategies and then working to secure the philanthropic support to meet those needs. This will involve matching these needs to the prospect list, and articulating the needs to make them philanthropically attractive, soliciting and securing gifts. The Senior Associate Director will own Development and Alumni Relations’ relationship with his/her respective Head of School, in the pursuit of the School’s strategic funding opportunities. This will involve managing complex relationships and priorities across a matrix of departments demanding diplomacy and strategic thinking in order to ensure effective delivery of fundraising targets in the service of the strategic priorities of the University. Regular, credible interaction with senior academics and University officers will be an important element of this role. The role holder is expected to raise significant financial support for the School and its agreed fundraising priorities, such as posts, student support and capital projects. A key expectation is that the role holder will generate six- and seven-figure gifts from individuals (alumni and nonalumni); trusts and foundations, and corporations in the UK and internationally. The role holder will also be an important member of the School Office team, supporting the Head of School, alongside the School Secretary, the School Finance Manager, and others. The role


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holder will also need to support the Heads of Departments within the School, working the senior administrative staff in each case. The role holder will work collaboratively with the Development and Alumni Relations’ Major Gift Partnerships team and the Prospect Information and Analysis (PI&A) team both to advance the School’s fundraising strategy and to ensure the effective work of her/his direct reports. S/ he will formalise current KPIs including numbers of visits and solicitations and the effective management of prospective donors through the stages of prospect management. S/he will need to conduct regular prospect pool strategy meetings with the fund raising team and Head of PI&A and Head of Major Gift fundraising. S/he will need to work collaboratively and transparently with development colleagues from Cambridge in America and Cambridge's 31 Colleges. The role holder will manage a prospect pool of C.100-150 individuals and/or organisations and therefore will work directly with some of the University’s most capable prospective and actual donors and volunteers, and will have fund raising targets that will be reviewed regularly with the Head of Major Gift fundraising. This role will be important to the execution of the next major capital campaign and will need to work collaboratively with all members of Development and Alumni Relations, and the wider Collegiate Cambridge development community, to develop and deliver the plan for meet ambitious major gift fundraising targets. The role requires working outside of office hours, UK and occasional overseas travel and budget responsibility.

Role Purpose The Senior Associate Director is a senior fundraiser within the Major Gifts - Schools Based team responsible for the delivery of the Schools’ philanthropic goals. This includes:•

Advising the relevant Head of School on the development and refinement of School fundraising priorities

Developing strategies and plans to raise funds to meet School fundraising priorities

Cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major donors and potential donors in support of the School’s fundraising priorities in the context of an anticipated fundraising Campaign, and the wider fundraising priorities of Collegiate Cambridge.


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Main Responsibilities Key duties and responsibilities 1. Developing Fundraising Priorities and Strategy •

Work with the Head of School, the School Office and Departments and senior academics, as well as the appropriate Development and Alumni Relations colleagues, to develop, refine and articulate prioritised fundraising needs for the School. Monitor these over time to ensure they continue to reflect School priorities.

Based on knowledge and experience of major gifts fundraising success, provide constructive feedback to the School to ensure that articulated School fundraising priorities are likely to find support among the donor community.

Work with Development and Alumni Relations Communications colleagues to develop appropriate strategic support documents for priority projects and opportunities for dissemination to potential donors.

Work with the Head of School, the School Office and Departments to develop the strategic and operational plans to deliver the priorities for the School, and agreed targets and activity plans in concert with Head of Major Gifts - Schools Based. This will include, at least for major capital projects, specific plans and strategies to deliver the fundraising targets for those projects.

Develop an understanding of the work of the School and its Departments sufficient to communicate our underlying aims and objectives of excellence in teaching and research to potential donors.

In collaboration with the Prospect Information and Analysis team (and in particular, the assigned Prospect Information Officer), develop donor gift pyramids and paths to success including different funding sources (individuals, trusts and foundations and corporates) and develop prioritised work plans accordingly, including for the strategic use of academic champions.

Coordinate with colleagues across Collegiate Cambridge to ensure effective, joined up fundraising for all priorities. Communicate with Development and Alumni Relations colleagues as School fundraising priorities emerge and develop.

Prepare and deliver reports on fundraising progress and outcomes for regular meetings with Heads of Schools and departments and School Councils. Make informed and wellsupported recommendations for discussion and decision by the Council of the School.


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2. Delivering the Strategy - Cultivation of Prospects Work with the Schools and their Departments to deliver the plans and strategies, including:•

Work with the Prospect Information and Analysis team, academics, donors and others to identify prospects with whom the School will aim to develop significant philanthropic relationships. These will primarily be drawn from high net-worth individuals (both alumni and non-alumni), as well as trust and foundations and corporates, in collaboration with the relevant major gifts colleagues.

With the support of colleagues from the Prospect Information and Analysis team, build and manage relationships, on behalf of the School and University, with between 100 and 150 potential major donors (capable of making gifts between £100,000 and £5 million).

Through conversation with academics, donors and volunteers, and by means of individual research, identify new potential donors with philanthropic interest in Cambridge and the School to add to their pool.

Make personal donor visits (c. 10-15 per month), participate in events, and communicate by telephone and in writing with prospective donors with a view to assessing their philanthropic interest in Collegiate Cambridge in general and articulated School fundraising priorities in particular.

Develop and implement cultivation/solicitation strategies with potential donors so as to motivate significant gifts to match School priorities.

Represent both orally and in writing to donors and potential donors the philanthropic priorities of the University, including but not limited to those of the School.

Ensure that potential donors from their pool who are interested in giving to Collegiate Cambridge priorities other than their School are passed for management to appropriate major gifts fundraising colleagues either in Development and Alumni Relations or the Colleges. Remove from their pool those who are discovered not to be donors for the foreseeable future.

Working with colleagues in the Alumni and Supporter Relations Events team, devise and oversee strategic cultivation events, and events focussed on specific major needs involving academic champions and prospective donors to motivate greater involvement with the School and the Campaign and to increase the likelihood of major gifts to School priorities.


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The city of Cambridge

3. Gift Solicitation and Settlement •

Solicit and secure major philanthropic gifts (£100,000 to £5 million) from individuals, trusts and foundations and corporates to meet prioritised funding needs of the School to which they are assigned in the context of on-going fundraising activity for Collegiate Cambridge, and a major fundraising campaign to be initiated in the 2013/14 academic year or thereafter.

Through in-person solicitation--either alone or in conjunction with academic champions or University fundraising volunteers--and/or by means of formal written proposals, produced in collaboration with Philanthropic Communications Officers, make between 20-25 major gift solicitations for gift amounts between £100,000 and £5 million to support School priorities each year.

In collaboration with Development and Alumni Relations and School colleagues, follow up on gift solicitations to ensure closure and satisfactory settlement and recording of major gifts and commitments. 4. Stewardship

Rooted in the principle that prior donors are the best future prospective donors, work closely with the School and with colleagues in the Stewardship team to develop and oversee implementation of effective stewardship plans so that donors understand the impact of their gifts and feel motivated to make further significant gifts to the School and to Collegiate Cambridge.

Ensure that effective stewardship also motivates prospective donors and enhances the University’s overall reputation as a worthy and effective recipient of philanthropy.

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5. Management •

Develop and strengthen the understanding of principles of major gifts fundraising among School representatives and academic champions by means of workshops, seminars, and one-to-one conversation and training, with the objective of ensuring that these people can lead or contribute effectively to fundraising efforts.

Carry out training of Development and Alumni Relations or College development colleagues as needed.

Manage the fundraising activity of one or more major gifts fundraiser and assistant if the role requires it.

Manage volunteer relationships, including with any volunteer bodies created to support the School’s fundraising priorities.

Ensure that information related to major gift fundraising work is collected, organised and managed effectively and according to the policies and protocols of the University. This includes the conscientious and timely updating of the alumni and donor database (Raisers Edge) managed by Development and Alumni Relations.

Lead and manage the development function in relation to assigned School and to ensure coordination with the Development and Alumni Relations office support teams.

Proactively take personal responsibility for ensuring that agreed outcomes are delivered on time and effectively; develop this sense of personal responsibility within the team

Act as a role model to other team members, supporting a motivational environment where people are challenged, developed, encouraged and supported to achieve outstanding results

Influence senior internal stakeholders, leadership volunteers, and potential donors.

Work collaboratively across the development and alumni relations office fostering coordinated team work and support between functional teams: e.g. work with the Prospect Information team to ensure effectiveness of pipeline management.

Use existing structures within the Schools together with developing new groups where required to articulate needs in more detail and to oversee regular discussions across departments on School-wide priorities. This is likely to require the post holder to manage conflicting views across a disparate network of professionals, and bring these discussions to work-able resolution to enable focussed fundraising planning and activity to proceed.

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Person Profile Essential knowledge, skills and experience required for the role Education & qualifications Essential •

Good first degree

Desirable •

Post-graduate qualification, ideally in an area relevant to the work of the School.

Specialist knowledge & skills •

Proven track record of securing significant philanthropic investment or equivalent.

Proven track record in working with academic leaders (or analogous leaders from charitable sector).

Expert technical and professional skills in major gift fundraising including up to date knowledge of relevant legislation; will be a point of reference/expertise for member of the collegiate University.

Demonstrable capacity to analyse, think critically, strategically and to innovate, both to promote innovation and resolve/respond to problems.

Numerate, data literate, including in respect of methodologies for effective analysis and presentation of data.

Interpersonal & communication skills •

Ability to relate effectively to the academic community and its aims.

Ability to communicate persuasively with a variety of individuals/audiences often with disparate outlooks, aims and objectives.

The combination of personal sensitivity, creativity and tack that is needed when working with senior academics, development colleagues and prospective major donors to the University; the ability to engage key internal stakeholders to work towards common goals and outcomes.

Ability to communicate concepts and ideas drawing on relevant data as appropriate.

Excellent negotiation skills.

Excellent social skills and cultural understanding, and a high level of communication skills, both oral and written.

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Ability to build empathetic relations with high net worth individuals in a variety of professional and high visibility positions.

A high level of awareness of personal impact and the ability to modify behaviour accordingly, listen and respond constructively to the realities and needs of others by using a range of communication skills and strategies.

Ability to manage a small team as well as to work as part of a wider professional team and to contribute to the development of fundraising for Cambridge as a whole.

A high level of self-motivation, with the ability to respond rapidly and professionally in situations where it may not be possible to refer or seek guidance from senior staff.

Highly opportunistic and able to take the initiative on his/her own when the situation demands it

Tenacity, drive and imagination

Relevant experience •

Track record or operation at senior level with multi-stakeholders.

Experience of working in HE or not-for-profit sector, and in particular an understanding of the University, its mission and its need for external funding.

An interest in how academic research and scholarship affects our understanding of the modern world and its important role in addressing pressing contemporary issues.

Additional requirements •

To be able to to engage and identify with the ethos and objectives of the School for excellence in research and teaching across disciplines.

To have the gravitas required to command respect among senior stakeholders across Collegiate Cambridge; within the development office; and among volunteers, donors and potential donors to Collegiate Cambridge.

To understand and be able to work within the politics and protocols of University life at a senior level.

To be comfortable working with and contributing to online donor and relationship management databases.

To possess a strong natural drive towards getting into the field; a desire to be actively engaging with donors and potential donors to Collegiate Cambridge.

To be willing to work out of regular hours and to travel.

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The University of Cambridge The mission of the University of Cambridge is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. The University of Cambridge is consistently ranked in the top five universities in the world. The University’s sustained pursuit of academic excellence is built upon a long history of firstclass teaching and research within its distinctive collegiate-system. Its principal goal is to continue to be in the foremost rank of research-led universities worldwide. The University has nearly 10,000 staff, approximately 17,600 students and assets of c. £220 million. Its total income in 2012 was £1.3 billion, when consolidated with the turnovers of the wholly-owned Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment (the University’s external examination business). The results of the last Research Assessment Exercise (concluded in 2008) placed Cambridge at the front of all UK universities for the quality of research. The University submitted 2,040 members of staff, representing 92% of the eligible total: 32% of their work was judged to be world-leading (grade 4*) and a further 39% to be of international excellence (grade 3*). Providing teaching and an education of the highest quality is central to the University’s purposes. The Tripos system for the undergraduate degrees and the distinctive personal attention given to all students are essential components of the Cambridge experience. The genius of scale that provides a personal and supportive focus for students in the Colleges, combined with the scope and range of the University’s subject base and the Colleges’ facilities, is at the core of this endeavour. The Collegiate University remains committed to admitting the best students regardless of their background and, at the undergraduate level, it invests considerable resources both in widening access and in financial support. Through the Cambridge Commonwealth and Overseas Trust, significant funds are also available for postgraduate students. Attracting the very best research students from around the world to Cambridge remains a core strategic objective.

The Structure of the University of Cambridge The University of Cambridge is a complex organisation. To understand how it operates, it helps to keep its historical origins in mind. Whilst the University can be dated from 1209, the first Colleges, each autonomous and independent with its own governing Body and Charter, were established later, from 1284, principally to teach and house students at all levels. The

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University has no charter, but is governed under Acts of Parliament starting with Elizabeth I and most recently the 1923 Oxford and Cambridge Act. The University works with a relatively small central administration. The procedural rules of the University are embodied in Statutes and Ordinances, which prescribe in some detail the formal administrative practices. These rules are made in most cases by the University itself, although the Statutes can only be changed with the approval of the Privy Council. Each College also has its own statutes and regulations. The University has sole responsibility for examinations and for conferring degrees. The Colleges, on the other hand, have responsibility for selecting, admitting and accommodating all undergraduate students, and a student cannot enter the University unless he or she also becomes a member of a College. However, the University lays down the admission qualifications for postgraduate students and also has certain controls over the statutes of the individual Colleges. During the 20th century, the role of the University hugely expanded through the provision of facilities, such as teaching and research laboratories. The University employs Professors, Readers, Senior Lecturers, Lecturers and other teaching and administrative staff who provide lectures, seminars and practical classes. The Colleges supplement the University’s teaching with supervisions and other small-group teaching, given by Fellows or others appointed by the College, and each College also provides library and other learning resources for its own members. The Colleges are separate corporations which exist in symbiosis with the University, and manage their own physical infrastructure.

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Schools, Faculties, Departments Schools The teaching and research activities of Cambridge are conducted through six major groupings of cognate institutions – Schools – which consist of Faculties and Departments. The Schools are: •

Arts and Humanities;

Biological Sciences;

Clinical Medicine;

Humanities and Social Sciences;

Physical Sciences;


Each School has a Council. The Head of the School chairs this, and is the principal academic officer of the School responsible for its overall running, the use of funds allocated by the Council of the School, and the implementation of the academic and financial plans prepared by the University Council. The Schools The School of Arts & Humanities The School of Arts and Humanities

Talk at the Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages

comprises the Faculties of Architecture and History of Art, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Classics, Divinity, English, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music, and Philosophy, and includes all the Departments that fall within the scope of these Faculty Boards. Also within the scope of the School are the Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, and the Language Centre. While its roots date back to the 13th century, the study of the arts and humanities at Cambridge is deeply engaged with the world today. It is distinguished by research and teaching of the highest order, and imaginative interaction across the boundaries of subject and convention, going to the heart of how we think about and understand our world and ourselves.

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The School of Biological Sciences The School of Biological Sciences includes the Faculty of Biology, which contains eight departments and the Centre for Family Research, and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, which is a single department. The Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, the Centre for Stem Cell Research, within the Wellcome Trust/MRC Stem Cell Institute, and the Cambridge Systems Biology Centre are inter-departmental institutes within the School. The Sainsbury Laboratory is a new institute for plant science. The School has strong research and teaching programmes. Together with the School of Clinical Medicine it has a thriving Graduate School. From the tiniest molecular scales through to whole organisms and populations of species, the School of Biological Sciences is engaged in world-class teaching and research across the spectrum of living systems. This diverse approach encompasses a wide range of subject areas and institutes. The close links between research themes and strong ties to other Schools continually spark new ideas that are advancing the frontiers of understanding. The School of Clinical Medicine The School of Clinical Medicine includes Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Neurosciences, Haematology, Medical Genetics,

Medical Student training at Addenbrooke’s

Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Public Health and Primary Care, Radiology, and Surgery. It also includes a number of internationally recognised research institutes, including the Institute of Metabolic Sciences – Metabolic Research Laboratories, the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR), the Institute of Public Health, and the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. The University’s Schools of Clinical Medicine was ranked top overall in the UK in the Governments 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). 85% of Cambridge’s laboratory-based clinical research was ranked as either intentionally excellent or world-leading, more than any other UK institution. The Cambridge Biomedical Campus was formally launched in November 2009 and encompasses internationally renowned organisation including Cancer Research UK, Cambridge University Hospitals, and the Medical Research Council’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology,

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which has produced 14 Nobel Prize winners. The UK Government has selected the Campus as one of only five ‘Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centres’ in the UK, recognising it as a leader in scientific translation. With plans to double the size of the current campus by 2020, this is a rapidly growing world-class centre of excellence for biomedical research, education, and patient care. The School of Humanities & Social Sciences The School of the Humanities and Social Sciences includes the Faculties of Economics, Education, History, Law (including the Institute of Criminology) ,and Human, Social and Political Science (comprising the Departments of Archaeology & Anthropology, Sociology, and Politics & International Studies), and the Departments of History & Philosophy of Science and of Land Economy. There is a wide range in the size of the institutions and broad differences in academic approach in the various proportions of laboratory-based teaching and research and library-based working in the arts tradition. With breadth of vision at the heart of its approach, and an intrinsically global and interdisciplinary perspective, the School is at the forefront of research and teaching in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with benefits that impact directly on society. Its academic networks stretch across the globe, spanning communities, age-groups, governments and Student in the Faculty of Law

non-government agencies.

The School of the Physical Sciences The School of the Physical Sciences comprises the Departments of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics; Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics; the Institute of Astronomy; the Cavendish Laboratory (Department of Physics); the Departments of Chemistry; Materials Science and Metallurgy; Earth Sciences; and Geography, as well as the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences. The mission of the School is to contribute to our understanding of the physical world through excellence in observational, theoretical and experimental science and to extend quantitative and other appropriate methodologies to address problems in the fields of biology, technology, medicine, social science and the humanities.

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The School of Technology The School of Technology was established in January 1993 in recognition of the distinctive identity of the technology departments and the importance placed on technology by the University. It consists of four Departments and one institution: Engineering (the University’s biggest Department with six divisions), Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, the Computer Laboratory, the Judge Business School and the Cambridge Programme for Sustainable Leadership (CPSL). Working in close collaboration with other areas of the University to

Computer Laboratory, William Gates Building

tackle some of the major challenges in technology and business facing the world today the School is, as one graduate put it, "not simply educating the minds of the future, but educating the minds that will ensure that there is a future". The School is distinguished, too, by its visionary approach to working with business and industry to harness expertise, drive innovation, and maximise the impact and application of its world-class research and teaching. Faculties and Departments Within the overall jurisdiction of the six Schools described above, teaching and research in Cambridge is organised primarily by the various Faculties and Departments. The Faculties have different organisational sub-structures which partly reflect their history and partly their operational needs.. The Councils of the Schools play an important role in ensuring that the natural academic links between different Departments are maintained and developed. Unified Administrative Service (UAS) The Registrary is the principal administrative officer of the University and the head of the UAS. The UAS consists of a number of support services departments, for example Human Resources, Finance, Management Information Services and Estates Management. The latter is a multi-disciplinary organisation responsible for the development, management and maintenance of the University estate, along with the provision of a variety of related services.

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Terms & Conditions Location

1 Quayside, Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB5 8AB

Hours of Work

There are no conditions relating to hours and times of work but you are expected to work such hours and days as are reasonably necessary for the proper performance of your duties. Your times of work should be agreed between you and your head of institution.

Length of appointment


Limited funding


Probation period

9 months

Annual leave

33 days plus Bank Holidays, but including fixed periods at Christmas when the Department/office is closed. The period for calculating entitlement to annual leave in any particular year is the academic year i.e. 1 October to 30 September.

Pension eligibility

Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) Pension scheme details are available on our web pages at: Information about the legal requirement for the University to automatically enrol its eligible jobholders into a qualifying workplace pension scheme from 1 March 2013 is available at:

Retirement age

The University does not operate a retirement age for assistant staff/research staff/unestablished academic staff/unestablished academic-related staff OR For established academic and academic-related staff, the University operates a retirement age which is at the end of the academical year in which the University officer reaches the age of 67

Pre-employment checks

We have a legal responsibility to ensure that you have the right to work in the UK before you can start working for us. If you do not have the right to work in the UK already, any offer of employment we make to you will be conditional upon you gaining it. If you need further information, you may find the Right to Work page within the ‘Applying for a job’ section of the University’s Job Opportunities pages helpful (please see

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Application Process

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For an informal conversation prior to applying to this role, please call either Joanna Logan on 07885 658 764 or Mairi Shirley on 07813 337 483. Please apply by emailing a copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter highlighting your suitability for the position to :

University of Cambridge Development & Alumni Relations Office

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