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Project Administrator (Take Your Place)

Faculty/Professional Service:
Corporate Marketing
£22,017-£25,482 p.a.

About Anglia Ruskin University:

Anglia Ruskin is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and one of the largest universities in the East of England. 

About the role:

We are looking for a Project Administrator to support our team of Higher Education Champions who are employed by Anglia Ruskin University as part of their Schools and Colleges Engagement Team. Established in January 2017, Take Your Place is a widening participation project being delivered across East Anglia by the Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (NEACO) as part of the Department of Education’s National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP).


Our aim is to reduce the gap in higher education participation between the most and least represented groups and to work in collaboration across higher education providers and other partners to support young people to make well-informed decisions about their future education.


We believe in, and care very deeply about our mission and are looking for a Project Administrator who can commit themselves to supporting us to achieve our goals. As Project Administrator you'll be welcomed as the centre point of our team. What we deliver through our project is varied and continually evolving - no two days will be the same. Cambridge Regional College are a key partner in our project and so you'll be working closely to support them as well.


With at least two A levels or NVQ Level 3 qualification, you'll have experience of providing administrative support to a team and of organising and administering events. You'll also have experience in a similar field and of delivering high levels of customer service. You'll be customer focussed, self-motivated and have a flexible approach as well as being able to deliver a high level of customer service to project partners, schools and enquiring organisations.


You must be able to organise and prioritise your own workload and work without direct supervision. You’ll have excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and be able to work with a wide range of colleagues. Experience of liaison with a range of people at different levels within a large organisation is essential.


This role will be based at ARU’s Guild House in Peterborough with the expectation of travel to Cambridge on a weekly basis to support meetings and when required.


This appointment is subject to an enhanced level disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Informal enquiries can be made to:


Job Closing: 22 August 2019 


To find out more about working with us, click here.

We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

We value diversity at Anglia Ruskin University and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working. 

Guidance Notes:

For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification below. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.  

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