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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:

Posts in the University Offices (Finance Division)

Principal Assistant Treasurer (Deputy Director of Finance)

The University intends to appoint a second Deputy to the Director of Finance. The post-holder will play a key role supporting the Director of Finance in developing the financial services provided to the University. In particular, the post-holder will manage, through direct reports, the production of statutory accounts and returns, the main accounts processing departments, treasury, and pensions, with overall responsibility for forty-five staff.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with excellent staff management skills acquired in a large organization in either the public or private sector. He or she will be able to demonstrate resourcefulness in the management of change and substantial ability and experience in the effective use of systems to develop meaningful management information.

Assistant Treasurer (Management Accountant)

The University is seeking to appoint a Management Accountant to lead a small team within the Management Accounts section. The team has the responsibility of developing and advising on the University's costing and pricing strategy (which incorporates the Funding Council Transparency Review of Higher Education costs), as well as providing financial advice and support and budgetary and management information across the University.

Applicants should be qualified accountants and possess excellent communication, analytical, and IT skills. A knowledge of the Higher Education sector would be an advantage, but is not essential.

The appointments will be for three years in the first instance, unless that requirement is waived by the Council, with the possibility of reappointment to the retiring age. The pensionable stipends (under review) are:


Principal Assistant Treasurer: £42,349 a year.
Assistant Treasurer: £21,435 a year, rising by eleven annual increments to £33,058.

In each case, further details are available from Helen Limbrick (tel. 01223 766481, e-mail FBTEMP7@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 18 June 2001.

Computer Officer, Grade III or Grade IV (Network Support), in the University Offices (Management Information Services Division)

Re-advertisement: previous applicants need not reapply

The Management Information Services Division (MISD) is responsible for the provision of network services throughout the University's central administrative body. Based in new offices at 16 Mill Lane, and encompassing several satellite sites around Cambridge, the Division supports over 400 users in their use of Microsoft operating systems and applications and Lotus Notes for e-mail. The network team providing this service is responsible for the installation and maintenance of the supporting equipment and infrastructure, and its efficient operation through use of monitoring tools.

Applications are invited for the position of Network Officer in this team. Reporting to the Network Co-ordinator, the duties will include the design and installation of new network requirements, troubleshooting and maintenance of the network, and user support. Informal enquiries may be made to Dave Barton (tel. 01223 766182, e-mail db10011@cam.ac.uk).

Applicants should be educated to a minimum of H.N.D. standard and have at least two years' experience in the design, planning, and maintenance of a large network installation. This should include experience of Switching and Hub technologies, Routers, CAT5 UTP, fibre-optic standards, and TCP/IP. Knowledge of Cisco equipment, dial up networking, wireless technology, firewalls, and the use of network monitoring and management tools is highly desirable. Some knowledge of Windows NT and Cisco IOS would be an advantage. UNIX skills are considered essential for this post along with good communication skills.

The appointment will be for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of reappointment for periods not exceeding five years at a time. The pensionable scales of stipends (under review) are:


Computer Officer, Grade III: £19,482 a year, rising by six annual increments to £25,213.
Computer Officer, Grade IV: £16,775 a year, rising by three annual increments to £19,482.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, two work-related referees, and current salary, should be sent to Ann Aves, Management Information Services Division, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1SB (e-mail auma2@admin.cam.ac.uk), to arrive by 13 June 2001. It is envisaged that interviews will take place during the week commencing 18 June 2001.

Administrative Officer, Grade II (Safety Education Officer), in the University Offices (Safety Office)

Applications are invited for the post of Safety Education Officer, to take up appointment as soon as possible. The person appointed will be responsible for identifying training needs, and devising and delivering courses. This position is located in the central University Safety Office, and the post-holder will be required to work with a wide range of University Departments. Links will also need to be established and maintained with the Personnel Division and other sectors of the University which have a significant role associated with training and education.

Applicants should possess a first degree and have a qualification in safety. They must also be able to demonstrate familiarity with a wide variety of training materials, including software and IT, have good administrative skills, and have personal confidence. A minimum of two years' relevant experience in a similar role is desirable.

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 scale of stipends for an Administrative Officer, Grade II, is £19,482 a year, rising by six annual increments to £25,213 (under review).

Further details are available from the Safety Office, 1 Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QH (tel. 01223 333301). The closing date for applications is 29 June 2001.

Deputy Director in the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities

The University wishes to appoint a Deputy Director for the newly established Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH). The Centre aims to stimulate and enhance research within the University's School of Arts and Humanities and School of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and to establish itself as a focus of interdisciplinary research both nationally and internationally. It is supervised by the General Board, and operates independently of any Faculty or Department, under the guidance of a Management Committee, to whom the Director and Deputy Director are answerable. The Deputy Director will assist the Director in the day-to-day management of the Centre and the formulation of long-term policy, deputize for him during periods of absence, and have delegated responsibility for certain agreed areas of work. The Deputy Director must have proven administrative ability, a strong research record, and wide-ranging interdisciplinary skills and interests, complementing those of the present Director, Professor Ian Donaldson. Those not currently employed by the University are welcome to apply, but a good knowledge of the present organization and practices of the University would be valuable to the post. Residence in Cambridge is essential.

The appointment will be made for a period of up to five years, and may be held full-time or part-time. If it is full-time, the salary will be £39,718 a year (under review). The appointment may also be made on the basis of a secondment from an existing University post.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Centre's Administrator, Miss Virginia Pearce, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EW (tel. 01223 766886, e-mail vp206@cam.ac.uk). Informal enquiries may be made to the Director (tel. 01223 765275, e-mail id202@cus.cam.ac.uk). The closing date is 13 July 2001.

OTHER POSTS

Operations Controller (University Financial System) in the University Offices (Management Information Services Division)

The Management Information Services Division (MISD) is responsible for the delivery and support of the recently implemented University Financial System (UFS), in close co-operation with the University Finance Division. The system comprises the ORACLE Financials application operating on a Sun Solaris/ORACLE Relational Database environment. Applications are invited for the position of Operations Controller working as part of the UFS Operations Group. The post-holder will be responsible for the UFS operational infrastructure and database environment and will report to the Application Manager. Duties will involve environmental security, performance, backup procedures, liaison with third-party suppliers, technical issue management, etc. Informal enquiries may be made to David Sandham (tel. 01223 766533, e-mail david.sandham@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Candidates should have operational experience in a large distributed environment and in dealing with external service providers. The post, which is unestablished, will be for three years. The salary will be up to £33,058 a year (under review).

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, two work-related referees, and current salary, should be sent to Ann Aves, Management Information Services Division, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1SB (e-mail auma2@admin.cam.ac.uk), to arrive by 13 June 2001. It is envisaged that interviews will take place during the week commencing 18 June 2001.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 31 May 2001
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