Full Time Administrator

Cambridge University Boat Club


Closing date:   8 April 2024
Location:   Cambridge, Girton
Region:   East
Employment type:   Full Time
Salary:   Contingent on experience


The role is based at the Goldie Boat House, Cambridge, and at the University Boat House, Ely. CUBC is the high-performance rowing club of the University of Cambridge and is a distinct and independent entity from the university.

We are keen to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to join our small team of highly motivated staff and coaches. CUBC selects and trains six crews of student athletes to compete in the world-famous Boat Race from Putney to Mortlake in London each Spring.

Student-athletes may continue to race throughout the summer vacation in preparation for other regattas, such as BUCS, Henley Royal Regatta, or international duties.

This role requires flexibility in working hours and may also involve evening and weekend work during busy times, as well as some nights away, for example in London in support of the Boat Race preparations. A driving licence is essential; experience of driving trailers would be desirable.

CUBC are looking to appoint a person with good IT and administrative skills that will ensure systems (including the CUBC website), processes and databases are efficient and well- managed.

Administrative duties will include supporting Board and Annual General Meetings of the CUBC and The CUBC Foundation, supporting the audit function and budgetary processes, and assisting the Head of Philanthropy and Communications in content creation for the website and social media channels.

Operational duties will include working alongside the CUBC’s leadership and professional coaching teams to promote and help deliver the success of the Club.

The successful candidate will have an enthusiastic and positive personality and an ability to build good working relationships and work in a team.

They will be organised, a master at multi-tasking, with a broad variety of skills and an excellent understanding of the needs of high-performance athletes.

They will be proactive and efficient: an excellent team player.

This role involves working with the university departments, college boat clubs, volunteer Board members, alumni, current and prospective student-athletes, as well as the CUBC and Boat Race Company staff. A good knowledge of the University of Cambridge structures and processes both pastorally and academically is desirable. Ideally, they would have a passion for sport and understand the issues affecting the sports sector; knowledge of rowing is preferable but not essential.

A full Curriculum Vitae, and a covering letter setting out your interest and including two referees and contact details, should be sent to [email protected].

Deadline for receipt of applications is 8 April 2024. Interviews will take place in Cambridge 22 and 23 April. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

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