Project Administrator (Take Your Place)

Job Category
Vacancy Type
Employment Type
Full time
Salary From
Salary To
Guild House, Peterborough
Faculty/Prof Service
Corporate Marketing
Closing Date
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About ARU: 

ARU 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 one strand 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 Office for Students’ Uni Connect Programme. Phase three of the Uni Connect programme started in August 2021 and will, in principle, run through to the end of July 2025. Funding for the programme is subject to confirmation and consultation on an annual basis.


We are looking for a project administrator who can commit themselves to supporting us to achieve our goals and you will be welcomed as the core of our team. Cambridge Regional College are a key partner in our project and so you will be working closely to support them too. To be successful in this role you will need to be able to think quickly to solve challenges as they arise. You will need to be enthusiastic, proactive, patient and dynamic across all business areas including finance processes, event organisation, meeting support, as well as being able to deliver a high level of customer service to project partners, schools and enquiring organisations.


With Two A levels or Vocational qualification at NVQ level 3 or equivalent,you’ll 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.


Informal enquiries can be made to Paul Roberts, County Coordinator, at or 07584 770194


This appointment is subject to an enhanced level children's barred list disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Further information can be obtained from


Find out more about working with us.

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 ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working. 


We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


In accordance with the UK Government’s immigration points-based system, this post does not meet the characteristics of a skilled job including salary criteria to be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route.

Guidance Notes: 

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