Personal Assistant


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Published on 06/06/2024
Job location Cambridge CB3, CB3 0GT, Cambridge Enterprise, Cambridge
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Salary £29,605
End Date 30/06/2024





West Cambridge | From £29,605 | Hybrid working fixed-term until 2027

Do you thrive in a fast-paced international environment, supporting high-level collaborations that shape the future of research commercialisation? If so, this role is your chance to orchestrate groundbreaking initiatives at the heart of a prestigious academic network.


Why TenU and Cambridge Enterprise?

We are TenU, a group of innovation offices from ten of the world’s leading research universities. We exist to connect these universities to help share ideas on how to make research more impactful. We write papers, host events, and have a remote future leaders’ programme. TenU is hosted by Cambridge Enterprise.

Cambridge Enterprise is at the heart of Europe’s most successful research and technology cluster and we’re on a mission to bring innovation to life, making a difference to society, the UK economy, and the University of Cambridge. We connect the innovative minds of the University’s academics with the funding, start-up expertise and commercial relationships they need to help their ideas thrive.

Our success stories include an electric vehicle charging technology that’s as convenient as filling up with petrol, a programme to prevent ideological extremism, and the world’s first treatment for a rare cause of blindness. Now, we need a Personal Assistant to join the team at our vibrant West Cambridge site.


Why You’ll Love This Role:

  • Be the first point of contact for senior leaders at prestigious institutions like MIT, Stanford, and Imperial College London.
  • Play a pivotal role in TenU governance, coordinating meetings, reports, and member communication.
  • Manage international travel and meetings, ensuring seamless logistics across time zones and cultures.
  • Be the go-to person for the Head of TenU, anticipating needs and exceeding expectations; leverage your organisational skills to optimise the Head of TenU’s schedule and resources.
  • Work collaboratively with a passionate team, fostering innovation and achieving impactful results.


What We’re Looking For:

  • You have a proven track record of managing senior stakeholder relationships in a PA or EA role.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a talent for diplomacy and tact.
  • You possess exceptional organisational skills and the ability to prioritise like a pro.
  • Experience with Microsoft products and a knack for problem-solving are essential, even better if you use tech to solve business problems.
  • A passion for teamwork and a flexible, adaptable mindset will see you excel.


Nice to have:

  • An interest in policy and research commercialisation.
  • Experience in universities or multi-stakeholder environments.

Diversity and equality matter:

These are our ideal requirements, but we know some people are less likely to apply for the role unless they are 100% qualified. At Cambridge Enterprise, we promote a diverse, inclusive and empowering culture, so please apply if you meet the majority of the job requirements.

If you have any questions about the interview process, or if you need any reasonable adjustments, please don’t hesitate to contact Ian, Gemma or Michelle at [email protected]


Perks at a glance:

  • 30 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Hybrid role with genuine flexible working – including work from abroad for up to 30 days a year in most roles
  • Generous University pension scheme.
  • A commitment to personal development including LinkedIn learning.
  • Family-friendly policies (including enhanced parental leave & childcare benefits, fertility leave, and pregnancy loss leave)
  • Mental health and well-being support including access to free counselling.
  • Retail and travel discounts.

Key dates:

Closing date: 30th June 2024