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Administrative Officer

Grade 5: £24,983 - £29,799 per annum with a discretionary scale £32,548 (pro-rata)

The Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford is seeking to appoint an Administrative Officer to join the busy administrative team at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. 

You will deliver a high level of direct support for the Director of Research at Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, proactively dealing with a wide range of matters while demonstrating initiative and sound judgment.

The main responsibilities include executive support to the Director of Research and other Senior Management team including diary and travel arrangements. This post is offered on a part-time and fixed-term basis, to commence as soon as possible and is available until 31st August 2019. The working hours will be 20 per week, ideally Monday-Friday, to be agreed on appointment.

The ideal candidate will have a good general level of education – A-Level or equivalent, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, comfort in liaising with people at all levels, internal and external to the University - as well as - the ability to exercise a high degree of tact and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.

Essential criteria also include the ability to work to a high level of accuracy with a keen eye for detail, respond positively to changing requirements and deliver excellent customer service, and experience of desktop publishing /print production processes and associated software such as InDesign, Adobe Reader, Photoshop - as well as - high levels of computer literacy across all the MS-Office applications.

The duties, responsibilities and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars, (Vacancy ID: 135404) which also contains details on how to apply.

If you have any questions regarding the vacancy please contact vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is noon (UK time) on Wednesday 4th July 2018.

 

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Communications and Media Officer

Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 with a discretionary range to £36,613 p.a.

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the Department of Politics and International Relations is seeking to appoint a Communications and Media Officer to help deliver the Reuters Institute’s overall global reach and visibility. 

The successful candidate will bring practical experience of content creation, website management and communications to support and enhance the Institute’s communications, to raise the international visibility of the Reuters Institute and its activities, and reach our target audiences amongst practicing journalists and media professionals all over the world.

Reporting to the Institute’s Head of Communications s/he will write, produce and disseminate high-quality content across a range of distribution channels, including the website, social media and newsletters.

The ideal candidate will have proven ability to write and edit engaging content and to produce a suite of communication materials delivered across a range of distribution channels along with excellent analytical, organisational and project management skills. They will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of using social media channels and digital content distribution mechanisms to achieve communications objectives.

Essential criteria also include degree level qualification and/or evidence of strong intellectual ability to translate complex academic work into effective communication.

This post is offered on a full-time basis, to commence as soon as possible until 31st December 2020. The duties, responsibilities and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars (Vacancy ID: 135402) which also contains details on how to apply.

If you have any questions regarding the vacancy please contact vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is noon (UK time) on Friday 29th June 2018

Interviews are expected to take place on week commencing 16th July 2018.

 

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Departmental Lecturer in European Politics

Grade 7: £31,604 – £38,833 p.a. (with a discretionary range up to £42,418 p.a.)

The Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford is seeking to appoint a full-time fixed-term Departmental Lecturer in European Politics from

1 September 2018 until 31 August 2020.

The successful candidate will provide teaching and supervision for the Department of Politics and International Relations at the undergraduate and graduate level, while contributing to the Departmental examining and admissions processes and undertaking independent research in European Politics.

This post is offered on a full-time basis for a period of up to 2 years, to commence from 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Office space and other relevant facilities will be provided in the Department of Politics and International Relations. The ideal candidate will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil by September 2018 (or be close to completion). He/she will be able to provide excellent class and tutorial teaching to high-achieving students at both the undergraduate and graduate level in the field of International Relations, and to advise MPhil and DPhil students on their research projects.

Essential criteria also include experience in carrying out independent research and a track record of publications in highly-ranked, peer-reviewed journals or major presses, as well as an ability to commit to the full range of academic duties.

The duties, responsibilities and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars which also contain details on how to apply. (Vacancy ID: 134361)

The closing date for applications is noon (UK time) on Friday 22nd June 2018.        

 

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Head of Administration

Grade 9: £46,336 - £53,691 p.a.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the senior management team of the Department of Politics and International Relations, a thriving academic department which is an internationally excellent centre for teaching and research.

Working with the Head of Department and other senior academic colleagues, you will play a key role both in the department’s strategic planning and in translating that strategy into an operational plan. As Head of Administration and Finance you will lead and manage the administrative team responsible for all the non-academic and support functions including Courses, Finance, Personnel, Research Support, and Communications, Impact and Alumni Relations.

You will have outstanding management and leadership skills, with substantial experience of financial management, business planning and personnel management covering a diverse workforce. An accomplished and effective communicator, you will manage high quality support for academic staff, researchers and students. You will be able to think laterally and creatively, and have the intellectual capacity, analytical skills and judgement to take and implement important decisions in a complex environment. You will have an honours degree or equivalent experience. Experience of working in a higher education or related environment would be an advantage.

This is a full-time, permanent position.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Catherine Paxton, Divisional Secretary, Social Sciences Division, email catherine.paxton@socsci.ox.ac.uk, tel. 01865 614852

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 6 July 2018. Interviews will be held on 3 August 2018.

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Working With Us

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.

Application Details

Further particulars and vacancy details can be obtained by contacting the Personnel Office by email vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk. Information about non-departmental posts can also be found on noticeboards in the Manor Road building, on the University Job Pages and at www.jobs.ac.uk.

The University of Oxford is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Information about non-departmental posts can also be found on noticeboards in the Manor Road building, on the University Job sites  and at www.jobs.ac.uk.