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Cambridge Interfaith Programme

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Are you organised and efficient? Do you have excellent interpersonal and administrative skills? Would you like to support research and outreach in the domain of interfaith relations?

The Cambridge Interfaith Programme is recruiting a part-time administrator to work closely with our Programme Manager and Academic Director to support and enhance CIP’s work in and beyond Cambridge.

Working an average of 14.5 hours weekly, the postholder will support the day-to-day running of CIP and the creation of new resources (including a partnership database). The post includes some on site event support.

Why are we recruiting for this role?

CIP is entering a major development phase assisted by a grant to catalyse and expand Knowledge Exchange (KE) and research impact in the domain of faith, belief and religion. This work will lead to the creation of a knowledge hub, connecting external organisations seeking to partner with University of Cambridge researchers on KE and impact-related activities, and researchers seeking partners. The administrator will play a key role in the maintenance and development of programme administration during this phase.

This post is being readvertised. We strongly encourage enquiries from potential applicants as this can ensure candidates understand and explain their suitability for the role when applying.

What will the Programme Administrator do?

The duties of this varied role will include:

  • creating and maintaining CIP's new Hub database,
  • serving as first-point-of-contact for enquiries,
  • coordinating & supporting CIP-related activities and events (including some on site and out of hours working),
  • carrying out financial administration,
  • providing administrative support to the Programme Manager,
  • managing applications for programme visitors and seasonal activities, and
  • some website and publicity work.

Candidates must be proficient in using IT. Previous administrative experience would be required.


The role is part time (40% full-time equivalent) and open to flexible working arrangements including some home working. The work can be spread across more than two days each week, with some flexibility in working pattern. 

Candidates will need to be available to work on site at times to support scheduled events. These needs can be forecast with a degree of confidence. Occasionally last-minute requests may arise. It is recognised that a part-time postholder cannot accommodate every ask and these can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

Sometimes Programme activity is more intensive (e.g., during our Summer School in early July, or during Inter Faith Week each November). Where it is appropriate to increase hours temporarily, these hours may be reclaimed as time in lieu during quieter periods (e.g., August, December)—subject to the line manager’s approval.

The role will be remunerated at Grade 5 (standard full-time salary: £29,605 to £33,966 p.a.), pro-rated to reflect the part-time hours. In other words, pay should be between £11,842 and £13,586 across 12 months, depending on skills and experience.

The role is funded for 18 months in the first instance. 

Applications must be submitted via the University’s application system ahead of the deadline (Friday 5 April 2024, midnight GMT).

If you would like to make an informal enquiry about this position before applying, please contact the Programme Manager (Dr Iona Hine) by email. Dr Hine is the line manager for this role. 

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