Communications Officer

University of Oxford

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Estates Services manages Oxford’s 450 buildings, University Parks and Gardens, Wytham Woods and commercial, agricultural and residential land. Our values include being open, honest and fair, that we consult with and listen to our service users, and show courtesy and respect to our staff.   

We are looking for an experienced communication professional to undertake a 12 month fixed term position in our Communications Team, creating and proofreading engaging materials for various teams in Estates Services across a variety of communication channels. You will have experience using website content management systems and producing content for newsletters, especially social media and websites. A keen eye for detail and a creative approach to communications is essential. Event management experience would be a plus.   

This role is suitable for someone with experience in various disciplines, including communications, events and marketing.  

This role could also be offered as a secondment opportunity.  

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  

•       Hybrid working, with a minimum of one working day on site in Oxford  

The University also runs an enormous amount of social groups and sports clubs for those looking for more than just a great place to work.  

About the Role  

As a Communications Officer, you will work with various teams within Estates Service, especially Facilities Management, to provide high quality and engaging materials for different communication channels. You will join our friendly and supportive Communications team at Estates Services, reporting to the Communications Manager. You will be responsible for managing communication plans, creating and proofreading communication materials, managing internal events and producing engagement reports.   

About You  

To succeed in this varied and interesting role, you will need to be someone who strives for excellence and enjoys providing high quality customer service. You will have excellent communication skills and be confident in communicating with members of our Senior Management team and broader staff with courtesy and politeness. You will also have a positive attitude and be comfortable when priorities suddenly need to change.  

Application Process  

You will be required to upload a cover letter/supporting statement, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.  

Only applications received before 12:00 noon on Monday 27 March 2023 can be considered. 

Interviews will take place on 4 and 5 April 2023.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

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