University of Oxford

University of Oxford

HR Assistant

United Kingdom

Closing in 3 days

HR Assistant

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an HR Assistant to join the HR Team within the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. We are a busy and friendly HR Team and this role is an integral part of the department, supporting the delivery of an efficient and professional HR service to all stakeholders. You will make a difference to the exceptional research and teaching our staff deliver by being part of our supportive and reliable admin team.

The role

This post is an excellent development opportunity for an individual to step into an HR role or to develop within their HR career. You will develop practical HR knowledge, including aspects of recruitment and the employee lifecycle. You will provide administrative support to the HR Operations Team and be a key point of contact for various HR administrative matters.

You will be based in the Radcliffe Primary Care Building, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG as your normal place of work but you will be able to agree a pattern of regular remote working with your line manager.

This post is full-time (part-time working will also be considered, with a minimum of 22 hours per week) and permanent.

About you

You will have the ability to work independently or as part of a team and to clearly and accurately communicate processes and procedures verbally and in writing. The ability to prioritise workload, experience of providing a high level of customer service with accuracy and attention to detail and experience of relevant administrative work are also essential.

The application process

You will be required to upload a CV and Supporting Statement as part of your online application. The Supporting Statement should include a cover letter and should also clearly describe how you meet each of the selection criteria listed in the job description. Click here for information and advice on writing an effective Supporting Statement.

For an informal chat about the post, please contact Delphine Vaneecke, HR Team Leader, [email protected].

“Committed to equality and valuing diversity”

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 4 June 2024 .

Interviews are expected to be held on Tuesday 18 June 2024.

Please note: This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored skilled worker visa under the points based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don't currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.

Contact Person : HR Team Vacancy ID : 172801 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 04-Jun-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 4 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 25138 - 28759 (with a discretionary range to £31,396 per annum) pro-rata

Job details


HR Assistant


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


May 14, 2024

Application deadline

June 04, 2024

Job type




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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