Group Administrator


Cambridge, GB

Category:  Assessment and Research

Job Title: Group Administrator

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £22,400 to £30,300

Location: Cambridge


What it’s about

This role would suit someone with experience of working in a busy office environment, strong organisational and communication skills. The role involves providing administrative support to Group Managers and Product Managers, supporting them with payments, purchasing, meeting arrangements, publication of assessment materials, maintenance of records, resource management and proofreading as required. The post holder will be asked to communicate with external suppliers and consultants. They will work closely with other Group Administrators in the Division.


What you’ll be doing

To provide high quality general administrative support for the team members, including managing communications within and beyond the team, re-direct queries in colleagues’ absences, monitoring calendars, setting up accounts and ordering hardware for new PMs,  auditing and updating group resources (e.g. text books required). To manage all aspects of arranging internal and external meetings, including liaison on dates, setting up venues, checking set up/resources required, issuing letters, minute taking.

  • To ensure timely online publication of assessment materials via the School Support Hub
  • To support the team in the production of error free documentation and data via production of clear, accurate documentation (spread sheets, letters, emails) and by proof reading /checking data/documentation as required.
  • To manage commissioning for consultants, including completing commissioning letters and ensuring payment of fees as relevant, manage purchasing and payment of invoices.
  • To support PMs with examiner recruitment and managing examiner applications in liaison with the Product Managers.
  • To support grading procedures via scheduling, booking grading rooms and distribution of data reports to consultants.
  • To contribute to divisional problem solving, liaise and work with other Group Administrators to ensure shared tasks are completed.
  • To support the team and the Assessment Division with other administrative duties as required, including servicing meetings.


What we’re looking for


  • Educated to A level or equivalent
  • High Standard of written and spoken English


  • Ability to work to deadline
  • Intermediate to Advanced level in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitudeExcellent organisational and planning skills
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Team player
  • Proactive
  • Ability to prioritise


  • Knowledge of SAP for purchasing and invoice management


  • Administrative experience in a busy office environment


  • Flexible
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Collaborative, open and takes responsibility
  • Open to change
  • Meticulous approach
  • Willingness to follow procedures is essential
  • Ability to prioritise   


Who We Are

Cambridge Assessment International Education prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. Our international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not-for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners’ potential. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.



In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:

  • Generous contributory pension
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays 
  • Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary) 
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
  • Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers 
  • Cycle scheme 
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Subsidised staff restaurants
  • Support for professional qualifications



Work/life balance is important to us here at Cambridge Assessment, and we offer all our colleagues a range of flexible working options, which suit both the business and the employee. So please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 28/04/2019  and interviews will be held on 07/05/19.

Going forward all Job Description content will be incorporated into the body of our Job Adverts. This allows candidates to read all the job information no matter where they have seen the job role. A separate job description document may be sent out at the interview invite stage but will include the same content as our advert. 

As part of your recruitment process you will be required to undergo a background screening. This will be carried out by our selected supplier, Credence Background Screening Limited. 

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