University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Academic Programme Assistant

United Kingdom

Closing soon

Academic Programme Assistant

NDM Operations – Academic Programmes Centre, based within the Henry Wellcome Building for Genomic Medicine, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Old Road Campus, Oxford, OX3 7BN And on occasion, The Peter Medawar Building, OX1 3SY, and Stoke House, OX3 9BZ

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Academic Programmes Assistant to join the Academic Programmes Centre team at the Nuffield Department of Medicine. The Centre was established in 2021 to provide the highest level of support for all of its current and future educational offerings including its DPhil programme and multiple post-graduate taught courses.

Reporting to the Academic Programme Officer, you will provide administrative support to the Officer in the areas of student admissions, student assessments, student progression and participation, student feedback, course finances as well as engagement with lecturers and arranging their payments.

It is essential that you are educated to GCSE level, or equivalent with previous administrative experience or proven administrative skills. You will be an effective team player supporting colleagues in the Academic Programmes Centre but also have the ability to work independently using your own initiative. You will be able to prioritise your own workload and have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Having experience of working in an academic administration role, preferably within a HE setting is desirable.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

For an informal chat about the position, please contact Jamie Musson, the line-manager of this post, on [email protected].

This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 3 years and is funded by the Department.

Only applications received before 12 midday on Friday, 1st December 2023 will be considered.

Interviews will take place between Monday 11th December and Thursday 14th December 2023. Please quote 169161 on all correspondence.

Contact Person : Kristina Limbu Vacancy ID : 169161 Contact Phone : 01865 617971 Closing Date & Time : 01-Dec-2023 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 4 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 4: £25,138 - £28,759 with a discretionary range to £31,396 per annum

Job details


Academic Programme Assistant


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


November 14, 2023

Application deadline

December 01, 2023

Job type



Biology,Medicine,Social Science

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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