Politics and International Relations


Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism - Finance and Administrative Officer

Closes: 28/04/2014

Grade 5: £23,585 - £28,132 per annum 

Fixed term until September 2016 in the first instance


The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism is seeking a well organised and flexible individual to join their small hands-on administrative team, based in Norham Gardens, Oxford.

The successful applicant will be located in a small but expanding research centre within the Department of Politics and International Relations and will be working closely with the DPIR staff and visitors. The role entails delivering a high degree of administrative support to the Institute Administrator and Departmental Finance Manager in order to maintain an overview of the Institute’s overall financial position.

The post-holder will be acting as first point of contact by providing essential support in the administration of the Journalist Fellowship Programme and by accurately processing enquiries to the Institute from inside and outside the University. The Finance and Administrative Officer will oversee the effective functioning of all aspects of the Institute administration such as dealing with incoming and outgoing mail, effective filing systems and office supplies management.

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Alumni Relations and Publications Officer

Closes: 25/04/2014

Salary Grade 4: £20,374 - £23,585 per annum

Fixed term for 3 years in the first instance

We are looking for an Alumni Relations and Publications Officer to assist with managing the Department’s growing alumni relations programme and associated publicity. This busy role will involve organisation of high profile alumni events, acting as first point of contact for alumni correspondence and developing existing alumni networks. The post holder will also assist the Communications and Alumni Relations Manager with the preparation and dissemination of the Department’s portfolio of publications.

You will be flexible and adaptable and able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, a flair for the written word and a keen eye for detail. A professional attitude and discretion in handling personal data are required together with excellent interpersonal skills.  A good general level of education to A Level standard or equivalent and a high level of IT proficiency are essential for the role.  This position provides an excellent opportunity for an individual seeking to develop a career in the field of communications and/or alumni relations within the higher education sector.  The post is full-time and fixed term for 3 years in the first instance.  Applications from candidates with an interest in part-time working arrangements (minimum 0.6 FTE) are welcome.

The role is available from May 2014 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online, quoting vacancy reference 112703. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday, 25th April 2014.

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Application Details

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Notes for Candidates

Established in 2000, the Department is one of the largest teaching and research units in its field in the United Kingdom with over 100 active research staff working around five principal areas: Government, Theory, International Relations, the Politics of Development and the application of quantitative methods in political and social science. The Department is located in the new Social Sciences building on Manor Road along with the Departments of Economics and Sociology, the Centres for Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies and the new Social Science Library.

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