About the Blavatnik School of Government

Our vision is of a world better led, a world better served and a world better governed. We are a global school committed to improving the quality of government and public policymaking worldwide, through three routes: teaching current and future leadersgenerating research with impact; and engaging with governments and practitioners.

What we offer

The School is a collaborative, friendly, and dynamic department based in an award-winning building in Oxford. We host regular events and talks with well-known guest speakers – all of which are open to staff. On the social side, we have regular coffee/cake mornings for staff, a family-friendly Halloween event, and Christmas and summer parties.

We genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days’ annual leave
  • Family leave schemes and a comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Cycle loan scheme and discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
  • Flexible/remote working.

More information about working at the School can be found on our jobs page.

About the Role

The Blavatnik School of Government is seeking to appoint a conscientious and resourceful HR Officer to support the breadth of HR activities in a busy and growing School. Currently a team of four, the HR team supports all School colleagues with recruitment and induction, probation and PDRs, career development, mental health and wellbeing, EDI and other HR projects.

As an HR Officer, you will provide a wide range of support to assist in the efficient and effective delivery of HR activities associated with the full employee lifecycle. You will also provide support to the Executive Programmes team on visa requirements for executive courses, visitors, and Fellows.

About You

You will have excellent judgment, communication and interpersonal skills alongside the ability to act with tact, discretion and confidence when faced with challenging people problems.

You will be highly organised and adaptable, with the ability to use your initiative (in particular in ways of improving processes and customer service) but equally know when to seek advice. You must be able to manage a busy and varied workload and cope with moving priorities and tight deadlines. Experience of HR administration is essential – as is a good knowledge of UK employment law and immigration regulations.

Application Process

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, your CV, and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon (UK time) on Monday 15 April 2024.  

apply on the university website