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Vacancies in the University

The University is committed to equality of opportunity.

Any job application submitted with a curriculum vitae should be accompanied by a Cover Sheet for Employment (Form PD18) which can be downloaded from http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/personnel/forms/pd18, or may be obtained in hard copy from the advertising Department or Faculty.

University Office

Advisory Officer, Grade I (University Fire Officer), in the Estate Management and Building Service (EMBS) of the University Offices

EMBS is seeking an experienced Fire Safety Officer to join the University Fire Safety Unit. The post-holder will report to the University Fire Safety Manager and will supervise a small team of fire officers, dealing with policy development and risk assessment, and offering practical advice and support to University Departments. Applicants should have a proven track record as a practising fire safety officer of at least intermediate managerial level, and hold a relevant qualification. Extensive knowledge of relevant legislation, standards, guides, and codes of practice is required.

Appointment will be to the retiring age subject to satisfactory completion of a probationary period. The pensionable scale of stipends for an Advisory Officer, Grade I, is currently £26,327 to £31,715 a year.

Further information and details of how to apply can be obtained from the Director of Estate Management, 74 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RW (tel. 01223 337786). The closing date for applications is 16 August.

Other Posts

Project Manager in the Academic Division of the University Offices (Planning and Resource Allocation Office)

A Project Manager is required to lead a team which will develop and implement procedures for the full economic costing of University activities.

Full economic costing is one of many strategies which will ensure the University maintains a financially sustainable position. The project will implement national requirements for a consistent approach to the costing of research projects and related activities, and is expected to develop into other areas of University activity.

Applicants must demonstrate a good understanding of business processes and financial systems, sound project management skills and experience, and have a good understanding of costing and pricing with excellent analytical skills.

Appointment will be for a fixed term of three years subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period. Salary will be in the range of £24,097 to £37,187 a year.

Further information may be obtained from the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT (tel. 01223 332261, e-mail mt210@admin.cam.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 27 August.

Research Associate in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

Applications are invited for two posts of Research Associate to work on a project entitled 'Poetic knowledge in late medieval France' funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) and directed by Professor Sarah Kay (University of Cambridge) and Dr Adrian Armstrong (University of Manchester). The appointment is for a period of four years beginning 1 January 2005. One post will be based in Manchester and one in Cambridge. The starting salary is £21,852 rising by four annual increments to £24,951. The successful candidates will have a completed Ph.D. Degree and will possess a publishing record in late medieval French literature or a closely related area. A good knowledge of Old and Middle French, and the ability to read secondary literature in French, are essential. An interest in intellectual history is an advantage but is not a prerequisite of the posts.

Further particulars should be obtained from either Dr Adrian Armstrong, Department of French Studies, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL (tel. 0161 275 3227, fax 0161 275 3031, e-mail adrian.armstrong@man.ac.uk) or Professor Sarah Kay, c/o Department of Comparative Literature, Stanford University, Bldg 260, Pigott Hall, Rm 127, Stanford, CA 94305-2031, USA (tel. 001 650 723 3566, fax 001 650 725 4090, e-mail sk210@cam.ac.uk). Applications, including the names of two referees, should be sent so as to reach one of the above by the closing date of 12 September. Both universities are committed to equal opportunities.

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Cambridge University Reporter 28 July 2004
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