Vacancy reference
Salary range
£31,502 - £37,386 p.a.
Discretionary scale
discretionary range to £40,745 p.a.
Appointment term
Closing date

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a motivated and extremely well-organised individual to join our world-leading mathematics department on a permanent, full-time basis as Graduate Studies Officer.

Reporting to the Deputy Head of Academic Administration, you will manage the MSc team and work closely with the MSc Course Directors and Director of Graduate Studies (Taught) to ensure the smooth delivery of the programmes in line with departmental and University policy. Under the new structure being introduced, all postgraduate taught team members, including you, will support all MSc programmes throughout the year, with each member focusing on a combination of admissions, on-course administration and examinations.

You will work with the Deputy Head of Academic Administration to embed the new structure and establish a well-functioning resilient team committed to continuous improvement, and line manage and oversee the professional development of three members of staff. You will also support the Deputy Head of Academic Administration in implementation of the outcomes of the department’s review of its MSc provision this spring. You will act as a trusted point of contact for providing expert advice and guidance on postgraduate taught matters to academics, students, applicants and members of professional services staff.

What We Offer

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

•        A comprehensive range of childcare services

•        Family leave schemes

•        Cycle loan scheme

•        Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

•        Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs

About you

We are looking for candidates with previous experience in, and a good understanding of, general administrative practices and procedures, alongside excellent organisational and written and verbal communication skills, and good IT skills. You must be able to liaise with a wide range of people including academic faculty, professional services colleagues and students, and prioritise a varied and busy workload to meet deadlines

We proudly hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award and a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award, which guide our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. As part of our commitment to openness, inclusivity and transparency, we would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type at Oxford.

Application Process

Applicants should read the job description document before writing their application. You will be required to upload a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Monday 3rd July 2023 can be considered.

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