Programmes Coordinator (Assessment)

University of Oxford

About the Blavatnik School of Government

Our vision is of a world better led, a world better served and a world better governed. We are a global school committed to improving the quality of government and public policymaking worldwide, through three routes: teachingcurrent and future leaders; generatingresearch with impact; and engagingwith governments and practitioners.

What we offer

The School is a collaborative, friendly, and dynamic department based in an award-winning building in Oxford. We host regular events and talks with well-known guest speakers – all of which are open to staff. On the social side, we have regular coffee/cake mornings for staff, a family-friendly Halloween event, and Christmas and summer parties.

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
  • Family leave schemes and a comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Cycle loan scheme and discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
  • Opportunities for remote working.

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About the Role

The Programmes Coordinator (Assessment) will have particular responsibility for overseeing assessment for the School’s two graduate degree programmes, namely the Master of Public Policy (MPP) and MSc in Public Policy Research. Working with the Chair of Examiners and Programmes team colleagues, you will ensure the course examinations and assessment process runs in an efficient and effective manner – whilst adhering to the University procedures and keeping accurate records. You will also coordinate the resit process, act as secretary to various assessment-related meetings and be involved with drafting communication materials for the Programmes team (e.g. weekly student newsletters).

Whilst this role is grade 6 (£31,502 – £37,386) position, we would be willing to consider candidates with potential but less experience who are seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at grade 5 (£28,131 – £30,619) with the responsibilities adjusted accordingly. This would be discussed with applicants at interview/appointment where appropriate.

About You

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise your own workload and keep to deadlines. They should have highly effective communication and team working skills, as well as a clear understanding of the important aspects of customer service. Experience of working with degree assessment policies, and interpreting and following complex processes, along with meticulous accuracy and consistent attention to detail, are essential.

We are looking for someone who is committed to delivering a world class service, and excited about supporting and interacting with students from a wide variety of backgrounds. If you believe that you have the enthusiasm to make a positive impact on our degree programmes, paired with a strong affinity with our mission to improve government and policy making around the world, we would love to hear from you.

Application Process

The closing date for applications is 12 noon (UK time) onMonday 5 June 2023.

Interviews will take place during week commencing 12 June 2023 and will be conducted online.

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