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PT Outreach and Communications Assistant

University of Oxford - Computer Science

Location: Oxford
Salary: £26,341 to £31,406 Grade 5 p.a. (pro-rata)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th May 2022
Closes: 25th May 2022
Job Ref: 157904

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The Department of Computer Science has a vacancy for an Outreach and Communications Assistant. As a member of the Outreach and Communications team, you will be working in the areas of access and widening participation, together with marketing and communications.

This will involve promoting the study of Computer Science to UK primary and secondary school students, particularly those from under-represented backgrounds, to encourage them to continue their studies in Computer Science and cognate subjects into Higher Education. Working to increase the number of applications and admissions to Oxford University, particularly from under-represented groups, by advising and supporting prospective students and their teachers, and co-ordinating an existing programme of in-person and digital events. Also, supporting positive press coverage about the department, contributing to our social media presence and publications.

We are looking for candidates who are able to provide a professional, efficient and friendly first point of contact for enquiries; be a self-starter and an enthusiastic team player.  The primary selection criteria are experience of working in outreach/university admissions/communications/public engagement with research/events management/student administration/teaching or related administrative role; an awareness of the UK HE environment, and the use of Microsoft Office at an ‘advanced’ level.  

The role involves some evening and weekend work. Flexibility is available regards how the post-holder’s hours are structured across the working week, however this regular pattern should include at least a half-day on a Wednesday physically in the Oxford office. The post reports directly to the Head of Outreach and Communications.  If you have any questions about the position, please email Suzanna Marsh (suzanna.marsh@cs.ox.ac.uk ) for further information.

Applicants will be required to upload a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 25 May 2022. Interviews are expected to be held in June.

We are a Stonewall Top 100 Employer, Living Wage and Mindful Employer, holding an Athena Swan Bronze Award, HR excellence in Research and Race Equality Charter Bronze Award.

Our staff and students come from all over the world and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diversity groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example shared parental leave.

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