Policy Officer - Education and Academic Affairs

University of Oxford - Conference of Colleges

Grade 6: £27,328 - £32,600 with a discretionary range to £35,609 p.a. (pro rata)

The Conference of Colleges is a forum and a voice for the University of Oxford’s 44 colleges and permanent private halls. It develops policy on matters of common interest and works closely with the rest of the University.

The Conference is supported by a small secretariat. It is looking for a Policy Officer to provide high-level administrative support on a wide range of academic business.

You will support the Senior Policy Adviser, producing drafts of minutes and papers for a number of academic-related committees, managing the annual quality assurance process of colleges’ academic provision and assisting with occasional project work, data analysis and report-writing. You may also become involved in other areas of the Secretariat’s work.

Excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail are key to success in this role, as are flexibility, the capacity to work on a number of projects at the same time, and managing deadlines. Some experience of research and report-writing would be helpful. You will be comfortable both working in a small team and with a wide range of colleagues in the colleges and University, and will probably have some familiarity with working in an academic or related environment.

The post is 0.6 FTE and some flexibility can be offered in how these hours are worked, subject to operational needs which include attending key committees and meetings during term.

Please send a completed application form, a CV and a note setting out how you meet each of the five high-level competences in the job description, using no more than 200 words for each competence. Further particulars and an application form are available on the Conference of Colleges website: www.confcoll.ox.ac.uk. Applications should be sent to: tabitha.schenk@admin.ox.ac.uk. Informal enquiries should be addressed to Ms Caroline Pack, Senior Policy Adviser: caroline.pack@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Only applications received by 12.00 noon on Monday 7 November 2016 can be considered. We plan to hold interviews on Monday 21 (morning) and Tuesday 22 November (afternoon) 2016 and would ideally like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.


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