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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.

UNIVERSITY OFFICES

Applications are invited for the following University offices:

University Lecturer or University Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art

University Lecturer or University Assistant Lecturer in Architecture (studio teaching and computer applications), to take up appointment from 1 September 2001 or as soon as possible thereafter. The person appointed will be expected to contribute to the Department of Architecture's research and its teaching both in the studios and in computer applications to Architecture.

Appointment made at University Lecturer level will be for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of reappointment to the retiring age. The pensionable scale of stipends for a University Lecturer is £21,435 a year, rising by eleven annual increments to £33,058.

Appointment made at University Assistant Lecturer level will be for three years, with the possibility of reappointment for a further two years. The statutory limit of tenure of a University Assistant Lectureship is five years, but all holders of the office of University Assistant Lecturer are considered for possible appointment to the office of University Lecturer during the course of their tenure. The pensionable scale of stipends for a University Assistant Lecturer is £17,755 a year, rising by six annual increments to £23,256.

Further details can be obtained from the Department's website (www.arct.cam.ac.uk/), or from the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, 1-5 Scroope Terrace, Cambridge, CB2 1PX (tel. 01223 332966, e-mail jad39@cam.ac.uk), to whom a letter of application (there is no application form), a curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees should be sent in order to reach her no later than 27 March 2001. Informal enquiries about the post may be made to the Acting Head of the Department of Architecture, Dr Nicholas Bullock (tel. 01223 332969, e-mail noab100@cam.ac.uk).

Administrative Officers in the University Offices (Finance Division)

Administrative Officer, Grade I (Functional Investigator)

The University is seeking to appoint a Functional Investigator who will be a member of the Cambridge University Financial System (CUFS) Operations Support team (based on ORACLE Financials), and who will be responsible for investigating the University's use of the system and improvements in processes and work flows and developing specifications for changes agreed through the change processes. The post-holder will work closely with other members of the support structure, with the functions in the Finance Division, and with administrators in Departments across the University. The post-holder will develop a detailed knowledge of all modules within the system and hence will also deliver training to users.

The ideal candidate will have strong ORACLE Financial Systems experience, experience within the Higher Education sector, excellent oral and written communication skills, and at least one or two years' experience in a similar role. He or she should either be a qualified or part-qualified accountant or have strong financial experience.

Administrative Officers, Grade I and Grade II (Assistant Management Accountants: Finance Advisers)

The University is seeking to appoint four Assistant Management Accountants (Finance Advisers), who will be members of the Management Accounts team and provide financial advice, management information, and support to Departments across the University. Two appointments will be made at Administrative Officer, Grade I level, and two at Administrative Officer, Grade II level.

The post-holders will respond to demands and be pro-active in identifying potential problem areas and suggesting corrective action, where appropriate. They will be required to work closely with staff at all levels within Departments and with each function in the Finance Division. The ideal candidates will be passed finalists or part-qualified accountants, or be qualified by experience. They will have strong PC skills and excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, as well as tact and diplomacy. It would also be desirable to have at least three years' experience in a large organization.

In each case, the appointment will be for an initial period of three years, with the possibility of reappointment for periods not exceeding five years at a time. An Administrative Officer who has reached the maximum of the scale of stipends may be reappointed to the retiring age.

The pensionable scales of stipends are:

Administrative Officer, Grade I: £23,256 a year, rising by five annual increments to £28,275.

Administrative Officer, Grade II: £19,482 a year, rising by six annual increments to £25,213.

Further details are available from Nicky Reynolds (tel. 01223 766481, e-mail nar29@admin.cam.ac.uk). Applications and a curriculum vitae should be sent to the Director of Finance, Finance Division, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TS. The closing date is 14 March 2001.

Administrative Officer, Grade I, or Assistant Registrary (Personnel Information Manager) in the University Offices (Personnel Division)

A Personnel Information Manager is sought to manage and develop the Personnel Information Systems function, to ensure the efficient administration of the staff database, and to promote the effective use of information and the web for personnel management. Candidates should be educated to degree level with at least three years' experience of working with computerized administrative systems. Previous experience within the Higher Education sector is preferable, but not essential.

The Personnel Division aims to be able to recruit at the level of Administrative Officer, Grade I, but would consider appointing at the higher level of Assistant Registrary in the case of a particularly well qualified/experienced candidate. An appointment at Administrative Officer, Grade I level, will be for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of reappointment for periods not exceeding five years at a time. An Administrative Officer who has reached the maximum of the scale of stipends may be reappointed to the retiring age. An appointment at Assistant Registrary level will be for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of reappointment to the retiring age.

The pensionable scales of stipends are:

Administrative Officer, Grade I: £23,256 a year, rising by five annual increments to £28,275.

Assistant Registrary: £21,435 a year, rising by eleven annual increments to £33,058.

Further details are available from Mrs Beverly Anderson, Personnel Division, 25 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA (tel. 01223 766782, e-mail bka20@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Letters of application, to include the names and addresses of three referees, together with a full curriculum vitae, should be sent to Mr Peter Deer, Director of Personnel, at the address above. The closing date for applications is Friday, 16 March 2001.

OTHER POSTS

Database Manager in the University Development Office

The University Development Office is recruiting a Database Manager whose responsibility will be to maintain, improve, and update the University's alumni and fundraising database.

Educated to A level standard, the successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a good knowledge of relational databases, and the ability to interrogate and manipulate data. With a minimum of two years' relevant experience (preferably with Raisers' Edge), he or she will be expected to ensure that the database is kept up to date at all times and is used as an effective tool for fundraising and communication.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to gain further experience in database management and to play a key role in an exciting and dynamic fundraising organization. The salary will be in the range £19,482 to £25,213 a year, according to age and experience.

For further details and an application form, please contact Barbara Eacott, University Development Office, 10 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA (tel. 01223 332288, e-mail be86@foundation.cam.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 16 March 2001. Interviews will be held in the week beginning 26 March 2001.

Assistant Management Accountant (Staff Bureau) in the University Offices (Finance Division)

The University is seeking to appoint an Assistant Management Accountant (Staff Bureau), reporting to the Finance Training Officer. The post-holder will be a key member of the temporary accounting Staff Bureau for Departments throughout the University. The University has recently implemented the ORACLE Financials accounting system, which has significantly increased the requirement to provide Departments with University-trained temporary finance staff to cover leave of absences, vacancies, etc. The post-holder will work closely with Departmental staff in determining needs and will provide temporary accounting assistance or assign the staff of the Bureau to provide this assistance.

Applicants should be part-qualified accountants with excellent PC skills and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal. In addition, applicants will preferably have at least three years' experience gained working in a large organization in a financial background. The University will assist with completing professional qualifications, if necessary. The salary will be in the range £19,482 to £25,213 a year (equivalent to Administrative Officer, Grade II scale).

Further details are available from Nicky Reynolds (tel. 01223 766481, e-mail nar29@admin.cam.ac.uk). Applications and a curriculum vitae should be sent to the Director of Finance, Finance Division, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TS. The closing date is 14 March 2001.

Posts in the University Offices (Personnel Division)

Personnel Consultant (with responsibility for contract research staff)

A suitably qualified person is sought to undertake general duties as a Personnel Consultant and to undertake specific projects, most particularly the development and implementation of policy in respect of contract research staff. Appointment is offered for two years in the first instance.

The salary will be £21,435 a year, rising by eleven annual incremental points to £33,058 (equivalent to the Assistant Registrary scale). The salary payable on appointment is normally age-related (the minimum point on the scale is payable at age thirty years and the maximum at age forty-one years or above), but some flexibility in the salary on appointment, within the specified range, is possible for candidates who are currently receiving a basic salary in excess of the relevant age-related stipend point.

Role Analysis Project Manager

The Personnel Division seeks a Manager to lead the introduction of a scheme of role analysis to provide the University with a 'fair' grading methodology applicable to all groups of staff. Initially the Manager will plan and manage the introduction of a role analysis scheme to pilot stage. If that proves successful, the Manager will be responsible for the general implementation of the scheme in the University. The appointment is offered on a three-year contract.

Candidates are likely to be educated to degree level. Previous experience of the Higher Education sector, preferably in a HR environment, would be desirable. Applicants should have previous experience of job evaluation (including knowledge of equal pay/equal value considerations) and should be able to demonstrate an ability to plan and implement action plans and to communicate effectively with a variety of staff. The pensionable salary on appointment is within the range £21,435 to £33,058 a year.

In each case, further details are available from Mrs Beverly Anderson, Personnel Division, 25 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA (tel. 01223 766782, e-mail bka20@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Letters of application, to include the names and addresses of three referees, together with a full curriculum vitae, should be sent to Mr Peter Deer, Director of Personnel, at the address above. The closing date for applications is Friday, 16 March 2001.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 28 February 2001
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