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 to appoint an enthusiastic Programme Administrator to support the School’s executive fellowships and visitors.

You will lead on the administrative and logistical arrangements for our fellowship programmes and visitorship programme, providing excellent customer service and support throughout the duration of fellowship programmes and visitorships.

Responsibilities include managing communications, organizing personalized inductions, and creating project plans. Supporting admissions processes, monitoring budgets, and coordinating pre-arrival requirements are integral tasks. Liaising with faculty, assisting with promotional materials, and maintaining service standards are also crucial.

About you

You will have excellent team working skills with a flexible can-do approach, and a willingness to adapt to the changing needs and priorities of our senior fellows and visitors. Tact, attention to detail, discretion, and a welcoming and positive attitude are therefore a must.

Experience in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, strong organisational and numeracy skills, and the ability to undertake research and provide recommendations, are also essential.

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.

Interviews will take place during week commencing 22 April 2024 and will be online.

apply on the university website