Policy Officer

University of Oxford



The University of Oxford is a stimulating work environment, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence. Our research plays a key role in tackling many global challenges, from reducing our carbon emissions to developing vaccines during a pandemic.


The Education Policy Support Section supports the PVC Education in the development of education policy and the management of quality assurance and enhancement across the collegiate University. The section services Education Committee and its subcommittees, provides advice and guidance to departments, faculties and colleges within Oxford, and handles certain types of student cases. 

The Policy Officer is responsible for key quality assurance processes and servicing and supporting Eduaction Committee and its principal subcommittees.

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

•               Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs

This role also offers the opportunity for hybrid working.

About the Role

The Policy Officer will ensure the efficient and effective operation of the University’s quality assurance framework through managing and reviewing the operation of key quality assurance and enhancement processes, developing and presenting proposals for necessary changes in policy and process before subcommittees and panels of Education Committee and divisional committees. They will also service principal subcommittees of Education Committee, and will support the management of Education Committee itself and will provide advice and guidance to administrative and academic staff across the collegiate University on matters of education policy.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position from October 2023 until June 2024 to cover a period of secondment.

About You

You will have a good first degree or equivalent, and experience of higher education or similar environment. The post-holder will be required to demonstrate excellent organisational, analytical and communication skills, and to develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of the University’s education policy framework and governance structure.  

Application Process

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

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 14 September 2023 .

Interviews will take place during week commencing 25 September and will be in person with an  online option.

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