The Blavatnik School of Government’s flagship degree is its one-year Master of Public Policy (MPP) – a programme that, each year, is made up of diverse and hugely talented and experienced students from all around the world. Admitting the very best people to the MPP is a key priority for the School. Each year we receive a huge number of applications and we are now hiring Academic Admissions Assessors to work alongside our faculty for MPP admissions for 2024. 

About the role

You will participate in training and group assessment of applications from November until mid-December 2023, ahead of independent assessment of a number of applications during our peak assessment period in January and February 2024. Academic Admissions Assessors are expected to complete up to 200 hours of assessment. 

Further details on the role and the selection criteria can be found in the attached job description.

We are looking for successful candidates to start in November 2023, and the casual engagement will last until the end of February 2024. 

Payment will be at the rate of £24.09 per hour, plus hourly holiday pay (12.07%).

About you

You will hold an undergraduate degree, and a postgraduate degree and/or significant applicable professional experience that links to public policy. You will have experience of academic teaching, marking and/or admissions in a University or comparable context, together with the ability to independently manage time and workload and excellent judgement. Having a doctorate, particularly in an area relevant to public policy (e.g. philosophy, economics, political science, or law) would also be an advantage.

The role can be carried out largely remotely, with occasional, but optional, visits to the Blavatnik School. You must have the right to work in the UK. 

Overseas working can also be considered – please indicate your location when you apply, or contact should you have any queries.

Application process 

To apply for this role, please send a CV and a covering letter to with the subject “Application for Academic Admissions Assessor”.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon (UK time) on Wednesday 27 September 2023.