HR Administrator

Closing Date
WorkplaceCambridge, East of England, UK
People are at the heart of everything we do at Pathology, so why not join our professional services team as our HR Administrator and start supporting excellence in research and education. We can offer a welcoming work environment where you can feel valued, encouraged to develop, and supported to achieve your full potential.
You will work closely with our HR Coordinator to provide a comprehensive HR service supporting staff recruitment, induction, probation, contract changes, end of contract procedures and leave requests.

You will also respond to a range of HR queries, advising on HR policy, procedure and best practice. This is a busy and varied role, so good communication skills and the ability to handle a varied workload are key skills to bring to the role. There will be competing demands and deadlines to meet, as well as maintaining a high level of attention to detail. Ideally you will have some relevant administrative experience, be able to deliver a high level of customer service, maintain complete confidentiality and have the ability to plan and prioritise your own workload. However, we really value teamwork at Pathology so you will work within a friendly team and will have a support network to help you along the way.

What we Offer *Our Professional Services staff play a fundamental role in the School’s academic vision of the pursuit of education and research at the highest levels of excellence.

*The University of Cambridge offers excellent benefits, extensive opportunities in a stimulating environment.

*The University salary structure includes automatic service-related pay progression and an annual cost of living increase.

*In addition to this, employees are rewarded for outstanding contribution through a number of regular pay progression schemes.

*Staff also benefit from a generous annual leave entitlement.

*The University offers employees a wide range of competitive benefits, from health care cash plans to childcare, a cycle to work scheme, to shopping and travel discounts.

*University-led initiatives in the areas of equality, diversity and wellbeing include staff and students networks. These include the Women’s Staff Network, the Disabled Staff Network, the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Staff Network, Parents and Carers and the LGBT+ Network.

We also hold a wide range of Equality and Diversity events on a regular basis.

*Wellbeing at Cambridge is a University-wide initiative aiming at supporting and maximising the health and wellbeing of staff. It encompasses a network of Wellbeing Advocates, who provide guidance and general signposting about wellbeing issues, including mental or physical health and DignityWork concerns.

*The University offer a range of family-friendly policies, including maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. In addition, workplace nurseries, a childcare salary sacrifice scheme and a high-quality holiday play scheme are available to help support University employees with caring responsibilities Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Click the ’Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Contact Jodi Smith for an informal chat on 01223 333 940 or email Please quote reference PK41085 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 246929.