Research Services Administrator

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.

Research Services is one of the key departments supporting Oxford’s research, engagement and innovation community. We work closely with researchers, departments, divisions, other professional services and a wide range of external collaborators and funders. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly and busy Administration team, to take your first step into a career in University administration, or build upon current experience.

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

Are you a highly organised, detail-oriented, and proactive individual with a passion for ensuring smooth administrative operations? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

We are seeking two administrators to join two of our busy and dynamic teams. The Administration & Finance team sits at the heart of Research Services and provides cross-cutting operation and business management for our four large business units: Innovation & Engagement, Research Funding & Contracts, Research Strategy & Policy Unit, and Research Governance, Ethics & Assurance. One administrator will support the Administration & Finance Team, and one the Research Funding & Contracts Team.

About You

RS Support Administrators have a fast-paced and varied workload, so it is important that you are able to handle multiple projects and deadlines efficiently, with a positive and proactive approach. You will need to work independently, coordinating your own work, and also enjoy working alongside your team members to support shared departmental projects.

In order to be successful in this role, you will need to be highly organised and have excellent communication and problem-solving skills. Additionally, we are looking for some who is proficient in office software and confident at using new systems.

Whether you are looking to start a career in University administration, or would like to build on current experience, we would like to hear from you.

A full induction, training, and support will be provided, as well as the opportunity to continue your professional development as part of the role.

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 Monday 27 November 2023. 

Interviews will take place on week commencing 11 December and will take place at University Offices, Oxford, OX1 2JD.

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