University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Assistant Course Administrator, International Human Rights Law

United Kingdom

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Assistant Course Administrator, International Human Rights Law

Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford, OX1 3UL

The Faculty of Law seeks to appoint an Assistant Course Administrator to manage and support a range of day-to-day administrative, financial and HR processes in support of the MSc in International Human Rights Law and the Summer School in International Human Rights Law.

The MSc in International Human Rights Law is a part-time degree offered over two academic years, involving a combination of distance learning and summer residences in Oxford. The programme is aimed at mid-career lawyers and human rights advocates. The Summer School in International Human Rights Law is a four-week residential programme run in conjunction with George Washington University. The programme, which takes place in Oxford in the summer, attracts a wide array of human rights professionals, law students and students in related disciplines. Both the MSc and the Summer School are well-established programmes, having been offered for over twenty years.

The MSc is delivered by the Law Faculty. The Summer School is delivered by the Law Faculty and the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, a research institute within the Faculty of Law. This post holder will provide an important interface between the two, being based partly at the Faculty and partly at the Institute. The post holder will normally be expected to work in the office at least three days a week, with at least two days based in the Faculty with the Senior Course Administrator and one day in the Bonavero Institute or vice versa, depending on the time of year and operational requirements. When the MSc summer residence and Summer School are running in July/early August the post holder may be required to work in the office full-time to be able meet with students and tutors face to face. In addition, the post holder will normally be expected to avoid July/early August for significant periods of annual leave.

The work of the post holder will be directed by the Senior IHRL Course Administrator and the MSc and Summer School Course Directors. The postholder will support administrative and academic staff, and students, working closely with the Senior IHRL Course Administrator on a day-to-day basis. They will also be an important member of the Law Faculty's student administration team led by the Head of Administration and Finance.

The successful candidate will have proven work experience in a comparable role; be educated to A Level standard or equivalent; competent using Microsoft Word, Excel, databases and web-based systems; able to organise own workload, work to deadlines, and respond to changing priorities; effective communication and interpersonal skills and experience of interpreting and applying financial and HR policies. Previous work in the Higher Education sector, ideally in course administration and an understanding or experience of University's Oracle, SAP Concur E-expenses and/or PeopleXD financial system is desirable.

The post is permanent and full time.

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 4 December. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. Interviews are likely to be held on Friday 15 December 2023.

Contact Person : Emma Gascoigne Vacancy ID : 169219 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 04-Dec-2023 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 5 Contact Email : r[email protected] Salary (£) : £28,759 - £33,966 per annum

Job details


Assistant Course Administrator, International Human Rights Law


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


November 14, 2023

Application deadline

December 04, 2023

Job type



Law,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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