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 leaders; generating 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 looking to appoint a Project Officer to support the Global Security Programme: Contested Cross-border Spaces, Illicit Flows, and Order in the Contemporary World**.**

This varied and challenging role offers an exciting opportunity to work as part of an interdisciplinary project team led by Programme Director, Dr Annette Idler.

You will manage the day-to-day financial and administrative activities of the Minerva Global Security Programme in accordance with University and other relevant financial requirements. You will also contribute to the organisation of meetings, the management and implementation of logistical arrangements for fieldwork and other research activities and contribute to follow-up activities.  You will use initiative to identify solutions to problems as well as providing excellent financial, administrative and communications support.

About You

The successful candidate will hold an undergraduate degree (or equivalent experience) along with experience in project administration, including confidence handling a variety of administrative (coordination of meetings, events and workshops) and funding-related tasks. You will have excellent numeracy skills and confidence in dealing with financial data.  High levels of accuracy, attention to detail and effective communication and IT skills are also essential.

The contract is fixed term until 31 August 2025 with the possibility for extension to August 2027

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 12:00 noon (UK time) on Monday 26 February 2024.

To apply for this position, please visit the University website.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates are expected to take place on Wednesday 6 March 2024.