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Vacancies in the University

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and has a policy on arrangements for part-time work.


Applications are invited for the following University office:

Computer Officer, Grade II (IT Training and Support Officer) in the University Computing Service

The University Computing Service, which provides facilities and services in support of research and teaching, has a vacancy in the Technical User Support Division for an IT Training and Support Officer. The holder of the post will assist with the organization and delivery of the Service's extensive training programme, providing both lecture-style courses and practical-based training sessions. The post-holder will also be expected to assist in providing technical support to members of the University through the Service's Help Desk, and will be responsible for maintaining and contributing to its on-line support facilities. The successful applicant will be expected to have a wide experience of Information Technology, to be a competent IT trainer, have good interpersonal skills, and be a good organizer. He or she should have at least five years' experience in the delivery of IT support and training and it will be advantageous to have a background in an academic support environment.

The appointment will be for up to three years in the first instance, with the possibility of reappointment for periods not exceeding five years at a time, or where appropriate, to the retiring age. The pensionable scale of stipends for a Computer Officer, Grade II, is £24,227 a year, rising by four annual increments to £28,275.

Application forms and further particulars are available from the Personnel Administrator, University Computing Service, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG. The closing date for completed application forms is 5 January 2001.


Posts in the Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

The Centre is being established from 1 January 2001 to support and supplement University research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. It will be housed to start with on the Old Press Site. Applications are invited for the following posts:

IT Manager

The Centre's IT Manager will be responsible to the Director for designing, installing, maintaining, and operating the Centre's IT system, including an administrative network, a web server, and networked facilities for Visiting Fellows and other staff.

The successful candidate will be experienced in managing heterogeneous networks and in implementing appropriate security measures. He or she should also have system level experience of MacOS, Windows 3.1/95/98/NT/2000, and UNIX. Experience of supporting popular clients for e-mail, Usenet news, WWW, as well as word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications is essential.

The appointment will be from 1 April 2001 to 31 December 2005. The pensionable scale of stipends will be £24,227 a year, rising by four annual increments to £28,275 (equivalent to the scale for a Computer Officer, Grade II); or £20,465 a year, rising by twelve annual increments to £33,058 (equivalent to the scale for a Computer Officer, Grade I). Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday, 25 January 2001.


The Administrator will be responsible for administering the Centre and helping to develop and implement a strategic plan. The post-holder will have contact with a wide range of people both within and outside the University. Good interpersonal skills are therefore essential. The duties require ability to exercise autonomy and authority, and to delegate to assistant staff as necessary. The Administrator will need to be able to contribute to the planning and management of the Centre's IT system.

The appointment will be from 1 April 2001 to 31 December 2005. The pensionable scale of stipends will be £19,482 a year, rising by six annual increments to £25,213 (equivalent to the scale for an Administrative Officer, Grade II). Interviews will be held on Friday, 26 January 2001.

In each case, further particulars are available from the Director, Professor Ian Donaldson, c/o Faculty of English, 9 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP (e-mail ian.donaldson@kings.cam.ac.uk). Applications, including a full curriculum vitae and the names of two referees who may be contacted before interview, should be sent to Mrs S. Collins-Taylor, General Board Division, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT (tel. 01223 339912, e-mail ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk), not later than Tuesday, 9 January 2001.

Psychologist/Cognitive Therapist in the University Counselling Service

The University Counselling Service is looking for a Cognitive Therapist to join the core counselling and psychotherapy team offering a range of therapeutic interventions to undergraduate and postgraduate students of the University. The position would suit a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist or someone with relevant training in cognitive therapy, and who is in the early stages of his or her professional career.

The person appointed will work within a supportive and hardworking team with an interesting clientele. He or she will primarily be expected to offer cognitive behavioural therapy to both individuals and groups of students. The post is intended to be full-time, but there may be some flexibility for the right candidate.

The salary will be on a scale £21,435 a year, rising by eleven annual increments to £33,058. The successful candidate should be available to take up appointment as soon as possible and the position is initially for three years, with the possibility of renewal.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Service's website (http://www.counselling.cam.ac.uk/), or from Ann Tasker, University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN (tel. 01223 332200), to whom applications, including a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, should be returned by 19 January 2001.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 6 December 2000
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