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

We are seeking an IT Manager to join our IT team to help with the smooth running of computing services and infrastructure in support of the department’s teaching and research activities, under the direction and supervision of the Head of IT and AV.

As a senior IT team member, you will be expected to organise your own time appropriately to effectively provide day-to-day support, as well as progress longer term projects to meet deadlines and maintain agreed service levels. You must understand departmental IT strategy and policy and will be expected to proactively contribute to the creation and evolution of them.

This post is fixed-term for three years.

About you

You will be equipped with relevant experience in supporting desktop operating systems and hardware, and in implementing, managing and monitoring network and computer security. Experience of IT strategy planning, budgeting and management is also essential.

You will have expert knowledge in the management of Windows Server and Active Directory, and physical and virtual servers hosted on VMware, as well as TCP/IP networking and addressing, WIFI including access point configuration and deployment, management and configuration of networks including switches, cabling, Network Access Control and VLANs.

Able to work independently and prioritise a varied workload, you will have excellent attention to detail, communication and leadership skills.

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 15 February 2023. Interviews will be held virtually on Thursday 2 March 2023.

To apply, please visit the University website.