Job: Admissions and Programmes Officer

Grade 5: £25,941–£30,942 (with a discretionary range to £33,797) p.a.

The mission of the Blavatnik School of Government is to improve the lives of citizens around the world – by improving public leadership. This is done through our teaching, our research and our policy engagement.

We are seeking a highly organised, proactive and flexible Admissions and Programmes Officer to work across admissions and on-course support for our degrees, with particular responsibility for our new MSc degree. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a role that combines admissions and programmatic responsibilities and would suit someone either with or keen to gain a breadth of experience for future career development.

The Admissions and Programmes Officer will be a member of both the Admissions Team and the Programmes Team, which work closely together and share office space. This is an exciting role, requiring the post holder to perform sometimes complex administrative coordination in a time-pressured and deadline-controlled environment, including during the peak admissions window (January to April) and in the preparation for each term’s teaching. The role is integral to the successful launch of a new degree with high standards and careful preparation, and will balance this with more established elements of on-course support across our degrees, which we also deliver to very high standards.

You will contribute to the planning, operation and review of the admissions process with particular responsibility for the MSc in Public Policy Research, working closely with the Senior Admissions Officer and the Tutor for Admissions. You will support faculty preparation for the MSc in Public Policy Research during the 2021/22 academic year by working closely with faculty developing modules to plan the teaching schedule. This will include, for example, organising, attending and following up actions from faculty working groups.

The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills, first-rate organisation and prioritisation abilities, good data management skills and evidence of knowing when to show initiative and when to seek advice. In return, you will be part of supportive, high-performing teams, have the opportunity to develop and widen your skills and work for an organisation with a strong sense of mission.

Further details for this position are outlined in the job description.

The closing date for applications is midday (UK time) on Friday 2 July 2021. We plan to hold interviews on 13 July 2021.

To apply, please visit the University of Oxford website.