University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Academic Events Manager

United Kingdom

Closing soon

Academic Events Manager

Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 per annum

Permanent, full time

We are seeking an exceptional Academic Events Manager to lead our newly established Academic Events Team. As the Academic Events Manager, you will play a pivotal role in strengthening and embedding the research culture within our School. You will be responsible for coordinating a diverse portfolio of events, ranging from academic conferences and workshops to weekly seminars and academic recruitment events.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and execution of an Academic Events Strategy, reflecting our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Collaborate closely with academic staff to plan and manage a demanding schedule of events.
  • Manage event budgets and provide financial reporting.
  • Develop an events communications strategy to raise the profile of our research areas and faculty-specific initiatives.
  • Line manage and develop the Events Coordinator and Events Assistant.
  • The ideal candidate will have a substantial and proven background in events management. The candidate should demonstrate an ability to collaborate effectively with senior professionals and academic colleagues while building strong relationships with various stakeholders. Exceptional planning and organizational skills are essential, allowing for multitasking and meeting tight deadlines.

    Further information on this role can be found in the job description.

    The Saïd Business School offers very generous benefits, some of which are:

  • Generous holiday allowance of 38 days including bank holidays
  • Hybrid working
  • Membership of the Oxford staff pension scheme
  • Discounted bus travel
  • Subsidised onsite catering
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Plus, many other University benefits
  • All applications must include a CV, Supporting Statement/Cover Letter and Current Salary.

    For further guidance and support, please visit https: // www.

    The closing date for applications is 4 December 2023 at 12.00 noon. Interviews will likely take place on either 11 or 12 December 2023.

    Contact Person : Tobias Rooma Vacancy ID : 169288 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 04-Dec-2023 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £36,024 - £44,263

    Job details


    Academic Events Manager


    University of Oxford


    United Kingdom


    November 18, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 04, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

    There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

    The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

    Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

    Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

    It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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