University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Course Administrator

Course Administrator

Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford, 0X2 6PY

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding course administrator to join our dynamic team.

The Department of Education has approximately 700 postgraduate students and normally admits around 450 new students every year.

The role sits within the Academic Programmes Team. The team works closely with the Academic Teaching Team to provide high quality, academic-related services to the Department's graduate student community from admission through to course completion. This role in particular will provide academic administrative support for one or more of our taught postgraduate programmes.

An ideal candidate would be a self-starter with experience in the administration in a higher education context and ideally with working knowledge of Oxford University. We are looking for someone with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills combined with a friendly and approachable disposition. This is a busy office and a close-knit team, so an ability to juggle multiple tasks and remain calm and professional at all times is crucial.

To make informal enquiries about the post, please contact Dr Stacey McGowen on 01865 274162 or email: [email protected]

The post holder will be based at the Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6PY.

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.

This post is offered on a full-time, permanent basis.

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday, 15 April 2024 and only applications received by this deadline will be considered.

Contact Person : HR Department Vacancy ID : 171981 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 15-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 5 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £28,759-£33,966

Job details


Course Administrator


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


March 27, 2024

Application deadline

April 15, 2024

Job type



Education,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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