Programme and Materials Officer

University of Oxford - Said Business School

Park End Street

Oxford Said Business School is recruiting for a Programme and Materials Planning Officer to provide comprehensive administrative support ensuring world-class service for our students and faculty in the day-to-day delivery of the School’s Executive Degree programmes.

This is a highly responsible role within the Student and Programme Services (SPS) unit of 100+ professional staff. The SPS unit was established in April 2015 to provide seamless quality and delivery of the student experience and incorporates admissions, full-time and executive degrees, executive education, student welfare and career development.

The Executive Degrees team manage the school’s world-class flagship Executive MBA (EMBA; FT Ranking 2016 - 1st in UK and 4th in World for a single school) and Master's in Major Programme Management (MMPM) and Postgraduate Diplomas in Strategy and Innovation; Organisational Leadership; Financial Strategy and Global Business.

This role will require you to perform sometimes complex administrative activities in a busy work environment. The key areas of responsibility are: to lead on the procurement and distribution of reading materials, in compliance with copyright legislation; manage a budget; assist with event organisation such as programme modules, extra-curricular activities, college dinners, welcome and end of course ceremonies and overseas modules (currently USA, China, India and South Africa) and provide continuity of service to students in the absence of Programme Managers.

The post requires considerable liaison and networking internally with faculty, students, student and programmes services staff and externally with publishers and libraries. Collaborative working with another Programme and Materials Officer will be essential.

To be shortlisted for interview you will need to demonstrate excellent organisation skills and your ability to manage multiple priorities and to deliver quality work to tight deadlines. You will have experience of managing services or projects (from contract negotiation to completion) and working with quantitative and qualitative information. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to form influential relationships and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders are essential requirements for this role as is good judgement and strong problem-solving skills. Knowledge of copyright legislation would be an advantage.

The ability to work flexibly outside of standard office hours, including occasional: early mornings, evenings, weekends in Oxford and overseas, is a key requirement. This role would suit individuals who are interested in developing their career in both higher education and event management.

All applications are to be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 22 January 2018.

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