Project Associate (Fixed Term)

Administrative - UK Jobs

Department/Location: Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning, Cambridge

Closing date: 20 June 2022

Cambridge’s Centre for Teaching and Learning (CCTL) provides a sustained focus for investigating and enhancing higher education in one of the world’s leading universities. We support educators and encourage innovation and research-led approaches to improving practice. This role is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team, working with the Head of CCTL to improve our communications, evaluation and project co-ordination. The role is varied, combining hands-on operational planning and co-ordination as well as contributing to the development of an overarching communications and evaluation strategy, and involves working closely with staff and students in the distinctive environments of Cambridge University and its Colleges.

You will bring sound experience of using qualitative evaluation methods and an understanding of how to disseminate findings effectively, including engaging with advisory groups and committees. You may have experience of doing so in a higher education environment; alternatively, you will be able to identify how you could apply your experience in a higher education setting. You will be able to co-create and facilitate participative, engaging activities and with experience of co-ordinating or managing projects, you will be capable of developing good working relationships with students and staff across a range of settings. This means that you will have excellent written and spoken communication skills, you will be highly organised, able to adapt to changing priorities and find innovative solutions when the need arises. You will be comfortable working independently as well as collaboratively, both within and outside CCTL’s immediate team.

Additional information regarding the role can be found within the further particulars. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BAME background as they are currently under-represented at this level within our institution. Your application should clearly set out how you would draw on your knowledge, skills and experience to address the role described in this advertisement, providing relevant examples. Please also refer to the person specification in the further particulars. Candidates will be shortlisted based upon these criteria. 

To enquire informally about the role, please contact Dr Meg Tait (

To apply for this role, please submit your application online via the University of Cambridge jobs page ( You will need an email address to register for our online system. This is a re-advertisement and previous applicants for this role should not apply.

Please apply by Monday 20 June. We expect to interview on Thursday 30 June 2022.

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.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

If you have any technical difficulties submitting your online application, please contact the recruitment team (email

Please quote reference AK30560 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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