University of Oxford

University of Oxford

HR Academic Appointments Administrator

United Kingdom

Closing soon

HR Academic Appointments Administrator

Humanities Division, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

HR Academic Appointments Administrator Humanities Divisional Office

Grade 5: £28,759 – £33,966 per annum

Full time, Permanent position

The Humanities Division at the University of Oxford is seeking to appoint a new member to the division's HR Shared Service (HRSS) team, focused on supporting academic staff across the division.

The post holder will provide HR support across a range of duties, covering the full employment life cycle for academic staff, mainly focused on appointment, probation (known as Initial Period of Office for Associate Professors), academic leave, and retirements. This post provides the opportunity to have responsibility for the efficient administration of a range of employment contract types, and to support a team of HR professionals in providing a quality service to the Division's faculties.

You will be within the supportive HR Shared service team based in the Humanities Divisional Office, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter central Oxford. We offer hybrid working with an expectation of normally 2 days a week in the office (pro rata for part time).

Any questions about the role then please contact Sarah at [email protected]

Contact Person : Sarah Willcox-Jones Vacancy ID : 170610 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 26-Feb-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 5 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £28,759 – £33,966 per annum

Job details


HR Academic Appointments Administrator


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


February 08, 2024

Application deadline

February 26, 2024

Job type



Business and Economics,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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