HR Officer

Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG

About the Blavatnik School of Government

Our vision is of a world better led, a world better served and a world better governed. We are a global school committed to improving the quality of government and public policymaking worldwide, through three routes: teaching current and future leaders ; generating research with impact ; and engaging with governments and practitioners.

What we offer

The School is a collaborative, friendly, and dynamic department based in an award-winning building in Oxford. We host regular events and talks with well- known guest speakers – all of which are open to staff. On the social side, we have regular coffee/cake mornings for staff, a family-friendly Halloween event, and Christmas and summer parties.

We genuinely care about our employees' wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days' annual leave
  • Family leave schemes and a comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Cycle loan scheme and discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
  • Flexible/remote working.
  • More information about working at the School can be found on our jobs page.

    About the Role

    The Blavatnik School of Government is seeking to appoint a conscientious and resourceful HR Officer to support the breadth of HR activities in a busy and growing School. Currently a team of four, the HR team supports all School colleagues with recruitment and induction, probation and PDRs, career development, mental health and wellbeing, EDI and other HR projects.

    As an HR Officer, you will provide a wide range of support to assist in the efficient and effective delivery of HR activities associated with the full employee lifecycle. You will also provide support to the Executive Programmes team on visa requirements for executive courses, visitors, and Fellows.

    About You

    You will have excellent judgment, communication and interpersonal skills alongside the ability to act with tact, discretion and confidence when faced with challenging people problems.

    You will be highly organised and adaptable, with the ability to use your initiative (in particular in ways of improving processes and customer service) but equally know when to seek advice. You must be able to manage a busy and varied workload and cope with moving priorities and tight deadlines. Experience of HR administration is essential – as is a good knowledge of UK employment law and immigration regulations.

    Application Process

    You will be required to upload a supporting statement, your CV, and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

    The closing date for applications is 12 noon (UK time) on Monday 15 April 2024.

    Interviews will be held w/c 29 April 2024 and will be in person.

    Contact Person : Claire Beauchamp Vacancy ID : 171805 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 15-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 5 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 5: £28,759 - £33,966 per annum (with a discretionary range to £37,099)

    Job details

    Title

    HR Officer

    Employer

    University of Oxford

    Location

    United Kingdom

    Published

    March 26, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 15, 2024

    Job type

    Administration/Managerment

    Field

    Business and Economics,Law,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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