University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Khalili Research Centre Administrator

Khalili Research Centre Administrator

Khalili Research Centre, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, St John Street, Oxford.

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Administrator in the Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East. This is an opportunity to perform a central role in the functioning of a vibrant research centre, and to support the Centre's academics, visitors and students with a varied range of queries.

In this varied role, you will be responsible for organising and supporting the KRC's events and communications, managing the Centre's accounts, and its premises, including adjoining accommodation. You will also provide support for graduate admissions and course information

You will have experience of administration and/or service delivery in an office environment, with excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to plan and organise events from inception to completion. You will be able to evidence the ability to initiate and carry through projects with minimal face to face supervision, and the willingness to work flexibly with other team members on a wide range of tasks. Excellent communication skills, verbally and in writing, are essential, as is numeracy and a willingness to develop your basic accounting skills.

For further details of the requirements for the role, please see the Further Particulars document. To make informal enquiries about the post, please contact Michael Flack, Deputy Head of Administration and Finance ([email protected]).

The post holder will be based at the KRC's building in St John Street, in Central Oxford, and is full-time. In aiming to provide a family friendly working environment we will be happy to discuss with shortlisted applicants opportunities for flexibility in working arrangements.

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. Your application will not be considered without a supporting statement.

Interviews will be held on between December 2023 - January 2024 (TBC).

Contact Person : HR Recruitment Vacancy ID : 169177 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 04-Dec-2023 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 5 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 28759 - 33966

Job details


Khalili Research Centre Administrator


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


November 14, 2023

Application deadline

December 04, 2023

Job type



Arts and Culture,Business and Economics,Linguistics,Literature,Social Science

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