Current job vacancies

Senior Waiting and Bar Person (2 posts)

Standard Grade 2: £10.56 per hour, with discretionary range to £11.42

Closing date: 05 July 2022

THIS POST IS A RE-ADVERTISEMENT AND PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY
 
The Department for Continuing Education is currently looking to recruit Senior Waiting and Bar Person to provide first-class service to staff, guests, and visitors. This is a busy role working as part of a friendly and supportive team, between our locations at Rewley House and Ewert House, Summertown. You will work an average of 36.5 hours per week (over seven days), dependent on business requirements and scheduled functions.
 
You will have good communication skills, a positive attitude to customer care, and experience in the hospitality industry in a customer facing role.
 
The Department operates for 50 weeks of the year and usually closes over the Christmas and New Year period. There is a generous holiday allowance and excellent University Pension Scheme.
 
The closing date for applications is noon on 5 July 2022.
 
Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

Finance Officer

Standard Grade 5: £26,341 - £31,406 per annum

Closing date: 08 July 2022

The Department for Continuing Education is looking to recruit a Finance Officer to join its busy Finance team.

The role is to provide support to the Finance Manager in ensuring the accurate and timely processing of transactions, including payroll, expense claims and payment request forms, along with the provision of management information and other reports.
 
Reporting to the Finance Manager, you will be responsible for the monthly submission of payroll amendments for both permanent and casual staff and dealing with any resulting queries.
 
Other duties will include reconciliation and reporting of the Department's credit card transactions, cash transactions for courses and petty cash reconciliations, ensuring student loans and bursaries are correctly accounted for and assisting the Finance Manager in ensuring compliance with financial procedures across the Department.
 
You will have appropriate financial qualifications or equivalent experience.  You will be highly literate and numerate, with good attention to detail and the ability to learn new tasks and systems. You will be motivated, and able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  You will have a good knowledge of spreadsheets, and have experience in the use of financial ledger systems.
 
This is a permanent, full time post. The Department is committed to developing colleagues both personally and professionally.
 
All applicants are required to complete an online application form and upload a CV and supporting statement which shows how you meet each of the selection criteria.
 
The closing date of applications is noon on 8 July 2022.
   
Committed to equality and valuing diversity.
     

Course Administrator (Diplomatic Studies Programme)

Standard Grade 4: £22,847 - £26,341 per annum

Closing date: 11 July 2022

The Department for Continuing Education is looking for an efficient Course Administrator for its busy Diplomatic Studies Programme, based in Rewley House, central oxford. The Administrator will be responsible for all aspects of the administration of two award-bearing programmes.
 
You will be responsible for administering and providing support for the student lifecycle from end-to-end, including dealing with admissions, on-course administration and handling post-course enquiries, such as requests for transcripts.
 
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 a clear and pleasant manner in dealing with a wide range of people over the telephone, via email and in person, are essential. You must be competent in a range of IT applications including MS Word, Excel and Access, together with email and use of the internet.
 
This is a full-time, permanent post with 38 days’ leave, pension and excellent benefits.
 
Applications for this post are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post.
 
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 11 July 2022.
 
The Department is committed to developing colleagues both personally and professionally.
 

Executive Assistant

Standard Grade 6: £29,614 - £35,326 per annum

Closing date: 11 July 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Executive Assistant to join the Department for Continuing Education, providing support to the Director and other senior management.
 
Working in a busy, challenging and fast-moving environment, you will have the intelligence and initiative to play a strong administrative, operations and strategic support role.
 
Acting as ambassador for the Department, you will meet and greet visitors to the Director’s office, dealing with staff at the most senior levels effectively and efficiently. You will be responsible for the Director’s diary and meeting schedules, including all travel arrangements, with an understanding of the competing demands on the Director’s time to ensure his time is employed in the most efficient and productive manner.
 
You will manage incoming correspondence, emails and telephone calls, progressing matters as appropriate and identifying priority items of business for immediate attention. You will also carry out research and produce briefings, reports or presentations, as required by the Director.
 
You will have substantial experience of acting as an Executive Assistant or Senior Personal Assistant in a large, complex organisation. Excellent skills in office IT systems, including email, the internet, and MS Office applications, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint, including expertise in using IT to support remote working, are essential requirements of the role, together with a high standard of literacy and meticulous attention to detail in all matters.
 
Applications should include a covering letter, CV and the names of three referees.
 
Applications should be received by noon on 11 July 2022.
 
 
Committed to equality and valuing diversity. 

Deputy Head of Student Administration (Graduate Studies)

Standard Grade 8: £42,149 - £50,296 per annum

Closing date: 15 July 2022

We are seeking a talented administrator with significant experience of working in Higher Education (or a comparable environment) for this exciting and challenging leadership role within the Department for Continuing Education.  You will lead a team with responsibility for administering a wide variety of postgraduate taught and research degrees, the majority of which are offered part-time for working professionals.
 
You will have experience of managing teams to deliver complex, high-volume outputs, alongside excellent organisational skills, with well-developed communication skills, including the ability to build good relationships with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders. You will also need a high level of numeracy and confidence in handling data and budgets.  Ideally, you will also have experience of working in part-time or postgraduate taught or research student administration, and experience of administering Boards of Examiners meetings.
 
This is a permanent post with full-time hours, although we are open to considering applicants who wish to be considered as part of a job share (please state your preferred hours and flexibility in your supporting statement).
 
All applications should be made online. Please submit a CV and a supporting statement as part of your application.
 
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 15 July 2022.
 
Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 1 August 2022.
 
 
Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

Deputy Head of Student Administration (PGT courses)

Standard Grade 8: £42,149 - £50,296 per annum

Closing date: 15 July 2022

We are seeking a talented administrator with significant experience of working in Higher Education (or a comparable environment) for this exciting and challenging leadership role within the Department for Continuing Education.  You will lead a team with responsibility for administering a wide variety of postgraduate taught degrees, the majority of which are offered part-time for working professionals.
 
You will have experience of managing teams to deliver complex, high-volume outputs, alongside excellent organisational skills, with well-developed communication skills, including the ability to build good relationships with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders. You will also need a high level of numeracy and confidence in handling data and budgets.  Ideally, you will also have experience of working in part-time or postgraduate taught student administration, and experience of administering Boards of Examiners meetings.
 
This is a full-time, permanent post. All applications should be made online. Please submit a CV and a supporting statement as part of your application.
 
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 15 July 2022.
 
Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 1 August 2022.
 
 
Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Human Geography

Standard Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum

Closing date: 29 July 2022

We are looking for a motivated scholar with research training in labour geography or cognate fields to join our UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded project ‘Trucking Work Lives: Making Space for People in Truck Driving Work’ (2022-2025). This 3-year postdoctoral position (Grade 7) will be based at the University of Oxford.
 
The successful applicant will work closely with the research team: Dr Debbie Hopkins, Dr A.C. Davidson, Prof Al James and Prof Nicky Gregson, as well as an academic advisory board (Prof Linda McDowell, Prof Deborah Cowen and Prof Tim Cresswell) and industry collaborators.
 
The post would be well suited to candidates with research interests in everyday work practices, social reproduction and /or gendered work relations, and willingness to contribute to a larger critical logistics / mobilities agenda.
 
A number of methods (from quantitative surveys to workplace ethnographies and mobile methods) will be employed in this project, giving the postholder good opportunities to use their research training and to develop new research skills. The role also comes with dedicated funds for PDRF’s professional development activities and conference attendance.
 
A PhD in human geography, sociology or cognate fields is an essential requirement, together with experience that is relevant to the role which may include research in/on work, labour and employment.
 
This full-time post is offered from 1 October 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter) until 30 September 2025.
 
Applications should include a covering letter, application form, curriculum vitae including a list of any publications and the names of three referees.  
 
Applications should be received by noon on Friday 29 July 2022, with interviews held shortly thereafter.
 
Any questions can be directed to Debbie Hopkins – debbie.hopkins@ouce.ox.ac.uk
 
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.