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.

As an employer, 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
  • Opportunities for 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 a talented Data Officer to join the International Network for Data on Impact and Government Outcomes (INDIGO) project, part of the Government Outcomes Lab.

Reporting to the Senior Data Steward, you will play a key role in maintaining and updating the Impact Bond Dataset and other INDIGO datasets and tools. This is an opportunity to learn about two important aspects of the GO Lab work: outcomes-based contracts and data for public good (or how to use data to design better social programmes).

This post is fixed-term for 12 months.

About you

You will be equipped with professional experience of data science or other quantitative analysis, as well as experience of following detailed data processes.

You will be a self-starter, able to use initiative and work collaboratively with others in a fast-moving and demanding environment, and organise and prioritise your work efficiently.

Excellent communication skills and meticulous attention to detail are also essential.

Application process

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

The closing date for applications is 12 noon (UK time) on Wednesday 29 March 2023.

Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 10 April 2023 online via Microsoft Teams.

For more information and to apply, visit the University website.