Current job vacancies

Part-time IHRL Seasonal Administrative Assistant

Grade 3: £19,612 - £22,417 p.a. (pro rata)

Closing date: 02 January 2020


We are seeking an administrative assistant to provide support to the International Human Rights Law (IHRL) Administrator for 5 hours a day, Monday - Friday, from early-February to mid-October 2020 in delivering all aspects of a Summer School and a part-time Masters. The postholder will work in particular on the preparation and administration of the Summer School and the residential element of the Master’s programme including the compilation of reading materials, admissions, invoicing and collecting payments.

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational and IT skills (using Microsoft packages), and must be accurate and literate. A flexible and positive approach is essential.

The post is available from 3 February to 9 October 2020 (36 weeks).

The expected hours of work are Monday - Friday, 9.00am – 3.00pm with 1 hour for lunch, though alternative hours may be considered. Occasionally some extra hours’ work may be available.

All applications should be made online. Please submit a CV and cover letter as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 2 January 2020. Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 9 January 2020.

Course Administrator

Grade 4: £22,417 - £25,941 p.a.

Closing date: 06 January 2020


A well-organised, flexible and accurate administrator is required to join the busy Student Administration team within the Department for Continuing Education.

You will be responsible for a range of student administration for a portfolio of non-accredited courses and conferences within the Department. You will have excellent organisational and administrative skills, a high level of accuracy and an ability to work flexibly to deadlines with minimal supervision. Also required are good interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work well in a team environment and excellent customer service skills. The successful candidate must be competent in a range of standard IT applications and be able to learn new IT systems quickly.

The appointment is full-time and fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance with 38 days annual holiday including Bank Holidays and Christmas closure. A pension scheme is available.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 6 January 2020. Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 16 January 2020.

Senior Manager: Digital Pedagogy

Grade 9: £48,114 - £55,750 p.a.

Closing date: 06 January 2020


Are you an experienced educational technologist who excels at working collaboratively with subject matter experts to develop intellectually rigorous, engaging and innovative online learning experiences?

The University of Oxford’s Department for Continuing Education provides part-time learning opportunities to thousands of adult learners each year. We are currently seeking an experienced senior online learning specialist with outstanding skills and experience to join our Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning (TALL) unit. This is a rare opportunity both to shape elearning at a senior level and to be an active practitioner developing the next generation of online courses for lifelong learners.

Working in a collaborative and creative team environment, you will have a broad range of responsibilities for digital projects and team leadership, with a particular focus on leading on the pedagogical aspects of online initiatives. As an experienced educational technologist you will also contribute to the team’s day-to-day course production work, working closely with leading academics and colleagues to design and produce innovative and engaging online content. You will also mentor and support the work of the other learning technologists in the team.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level and will have significant professional experience designing and advocating for online learning at a senior level. You will have extensive understanding of a wide range of online tools and be able to select and configure them to deliver highly accessible and engaging online learning. You will have deep knowledge of the theories and pedagogies of digital learning and be skilled at working collaboratively with talented subject matter experts to inspire and get the best from them. Most importantly, you will thrive in a busy customer-focused team environment and be passionate about education and the opportunities online learning can offer adult learners.

This is a full-time post, fixed-term for 3 years in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 6 January 2020.

Web Application and Database Developer

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Closing date: 09 January 2020



A skilled web application and database developer is required by the Department for Continuing Education. We are one of the largest departments of the University, with more than 15,000 part-time students attending courses, workshops and conferences every year.

You will work with a small full-stack team, responsible for developing and maintaining the department’s website, suite of web apps, databases, and underlying servers. You will develop and maintain our core web application for course management and student administration, work with colleagues to spec. out new projects, maintain the underlying SQL databases, and support development of the department’s website. You will also provide support and training for users within the department and build ad-hoc reports using SQL and SSRS.

You should have strong back-end web development skills, particularly in Python (but experience in a high-level language like Ruby or PHP would do as well). You should have the ability to work with a range of server-side and client-side technologies – like MSSQL, PostgreSQL, Javascript, and CSS. Front-end web development experience or experience with an MVC framework would be a plus (e.g. Django, web2py, React, VueJS), as would experience of version control (e.g. git, SVN), CI/CD (e.g. gitlab, Jenkins), or SSIS and SSRS.

You should have a methodical approach to testing and debugging, and have an interest in learning new technologies and development methods. Excellent interpersonal skills and being capable of working collaboratively as part of a team on complex projects are also important.

Candidates who do not meet all the selection criteria but consider themselves well suited to the role are encouraged to apply and will be considered for appointment at the appropriate grade. This is an excellent role for any early-career developers looking to expand their skillset.

The Department offers opportunities for personal and professional development.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 9 January 2020.

Senior Course Administrator

Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942 p.a.

Closing date: 10 January 2020


We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Course Administrator to join the Department for Continuing Education, to be responsible for administering a portfolio of courses. You will provide support for the student lifecycle on these courses from end-to-end, including dealing with applications and admissions, on-course administration and handling post-course enquiries, such as requests for transcripts. Whilst you will generally focus on administration for your own portfolio of courses, you will be required to be flexible in supporting other colleagues in the team and across the Department, as and when required.

You will have a strong customer focus and excellent organisational skills, together with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. You will also have the ability to exercise a high degree of responsibility, initiative and judgement in solving problems. Experience of student administration in a higher education institution would be advantageous.

This is a full-time post, offered on a fixed-term basis for 2 years in the first instance, with 38 days' annual leave, pension and excellent benefits.

All applications should be made online. Please submit a CV and cover letter as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 10 January 2020.