University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Courses Administrator

Courses Administrator

Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT

Courses Administrator, Language Centre

Grade 4: £25,138– £28,759 p.a.

Fixed-term contract (7 months), full time (36.5 hours per week)

The Language Centre is the University's hub for all students and staff who want to improve their language skills. Our learners come from many nationalities and disciplines to take our courses, and the administration team prides itself on providing a friendly, professional and efficient service to applicants, learners, colleges, academic divisions and departments that have queries regarding our timetable and course offerings.

We have four courses administrators, who work collaboratively with fellow members of the administration team, the senior management team and the language tutors, taking responsibility for ensuring the smooth operation of Language Centre courses. They undertake day-to-day financial administration; provide a warm and professional welcome at our reception (on a rota with other members of the team); support the creation of the timetable and class registers; provide basic AV/IT support to staff, especially in the classrooms; and update the Language Centre website.

Due to a period of secondment, we have a vacancy for one of these roles, and would love to hear from applicants with significant administrative experience and a professional manner. This full-time, fixed-term post will suit a flexible and enthusiastic administrator with a strong customer-service focus who enjoys team working in a multicultural setting.

Training will be provided on systems used in the Centre.

The post is based at the Language Centre, at 12 Woodstock Road in central Oxford.

Interviews are expected to take place at the Language Centre on Monday 3 June 2024.

Contact Person : Max Evans Vacancy ID : 172730 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 20-May-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 4 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 25138 - 28759

Job details


Courses Administrator


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


May 03, 2024

Application deadline

May 20, 2024

Job type



Arts and Culture,Linguistics,Literature

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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