University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Deputy Institute Administrator

United Kingdom

Closing in 41 days

Deputy Institute Administrator

Radcliffe Department of Medicine, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford

We offer an exciting development opportunity for applicants wishing to further develop their career in University administration. Reporting directly to the Institute Administrator, the deputy will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the WIMM finance and research administration teams but will be able to develop a broad knowledge of all aspects of administration in a research setting.

The MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) fosters research in molecular and cell biology with direct application to the study of human disease. This post combines strategic and operational duties. You will require an innovative approach to developing new ideas to enhance the efficient management of the building.

You will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, have line management experience, and a working knowledge of the major funding bodies in the biomedical research funding sector. You will also possess excellent organisational skills, display a high level of computer literacy, particularly with Microsoft Excel, together with the ability to prioritise and delegate effectively.

Experience of using Oracle financials software, the University's X5 costing package, and of working in a research or higher education environment is desirable.

This is a full time, permanent position, and some remote working will be considered.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the selection criteria, as part of your online application.

The closing date for this position is 12 noon on Thursday 4 April 2024.

Interviews will be held week commencing 15 April 2024

Contact Person : HR Administrator Vacancy ID : 171097 Contact Phone : 01865222321 Closing Date & Time : 04-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £45,585 - £54,395 with a discretionary range to £59,421 per annum

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Deputy Institute Administrator


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


February 10, 2024

Application deadline

April 04, 2024

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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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