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Chief Secretary for History of Art (Fixed Term)






11 August 2020

Applications are invited for the role of Chief Secretary for the Department of History of Art. The role is full-time, for one year in the first instance.

The role-holder is the primary, dedicated source of administrative and secretarial support for the Department of History of Art, its academic staff and students. This is a crucial and challenging position, central to the good working practice of the Department and the flow of information within the Department and with the Faculty.

The role-holder administers the History of Art undergraduate BA course (Tripos) from induction to examination, providing administrative support to Chairs of Examiners and teaching staff on the course, including timetabling and the organizing of classes. 

The role-holder acts as secretary to various Departmental committees and working groups and is the key point of contact and principal source of information for students. As such, an understanding of data protection regulations and their application is essential, together with the ability to be discrete and tactful. 

Executive and administrative support for the Head of Department is a key part of the role, as well as providing support for other activities such as the Slade Lecture series and the forthcoming 50th anniversary celebrations.

The successful candidate will be educated to A-level standard or equivalent. Factual and theoretical knowledge of course administration is essential, as are excellent IT, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. Flexibility and good time management are essential, as is the ability to prioritise a diverse and changing workload and meet deadlines. 

Full information about the role is available in the Further Information document at the link below.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. 

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information and to apply: