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 to appoint a Policy Engagement & Communications Associate to support the activities of two School research programmes; the Government Outcomes Lab (GO Lab) and the Blavatnik Index on civil service effectiveness.

As Policy Engagement and Communications Associate, you will work with colleagues to design and deliver policy engagement activities and develop tailored knowledge resources and stakeholder communications for the two programmes - spotting synergies and opportunities for leveraging common themes.

Additionally, you will be responsible for liaison with a varied range of stakeholders from the UK and internationally, and will represent the GO Lab, the Index and the School at external meetings.

About You

You should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a talent for distilling complex information in an exciting and compelling manner, and the ability to contribute (and implement) new ideas for effective engagement and communications to our audiences.

A committed team player, you should be comfortable working collaboratively with others in a fast-moving and demanding environment and demonstrable ability to develop excellent professional working relationships.

Previous experience of successfully producing and managing online content for a varied range of audiences and a first degree 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 Monday 8 April 2024.

Interviews will take place during week commencing 15 April 2024 and will be online.

apply on the university website