University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Head of Academic Programmes

United Kingdom

Closing in 4 days

Head of Academic Programmes

NDM Operations, Academic Programmes centre located within the Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, OX3 7BN.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Academic Programmes to oversee the operation and development of the NDM's Postgraduate Programmes, including our D.Phil. in Clinical Medicine and our growing number of taught programmes here at the Nuffield Department of Medicine. You will be working with the Director of Finance and Operations, Academic Director of Graduate Studies, and the Academic Programmes Manager.

You will be the senior officer responsible for the operational management of the NDM's Postgraduate Programmes, including our DPhil in Clinical Medicine and our growing number of taught programmes. Working with the Deputy Director of Finance and Operations, Academic Director of Graduate Studies, Course Directors and the Academic Programmes Manager, you will be required to be proactive and innovative in the development of future strategic plans and to lead the delivery of the wide range of objectives and projects. You will make a strong contribution to the development of policies relating to graduate matters at Departmental, Divisional and University level, and will manage the implementation of such policies within the Department.

The post also entails overall management responsibility for the Academic Programmes Centre operational team, which delivers support for graduate student administration across the Department. Additionally, the team is involved in the delivery of Academic Programmes events and projects, ongoing development of the website as well as the administration of the competitive -NDM Prize Studentship and other scholarship competitions. You will provide leadership and direction to the team manager, setting goals and standards, and taking overall responsibility for the quality of the services delivered.

This is a challenging post requiring significant experience in the field of graduate (research and taught) education, both nationally and internationally. You will require excellent skills in the areas of strategic planning; policy development and implementation; committee servicing; overseeing the management of operational matters; written and oral communication; budget management; as well as a firm understanding of academic administration. You will be working largely independently and will need to relate well to staff at all levels. You will be expected to provide expert guidance to senior officers and academics on a wide variety of academic policy matters relating to graduate studies, as well as making a significant contribution to the development of strategic plans and administrative policies for the NDM's Postgraduate Programmes

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.

This position is offered full time on a permanent contract.

Only applications received before 12 midday on 18 April 2024 will be considered.

Interviews will be held on 2 May 2024.

Please quote 169824 on all correspondence.

Contact Person : Kaitlin Beazley Vacancy ID : 169824 Contact Phone : 01865 287734 Closing Date & Time : 18-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 9 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 9: £52,815 - £61,198 with a discretionary range to £66,857 per annum

Job details


Head of Academic Programmes


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


March 29, 2024

Application deadline

April 18, 2024

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.

Similar jobs

Recent blogs