University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Public Engagement with Research Coordinator

United Kingdom

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Public Engagement with Research Coordinator

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PH

Are you ready to inspire diverse audiences and bring academic research to life in exciting ways?

We are seeking a passionate individual to fill the Public Engagement with Research Coordinator post, a pivotal role in our team.

Surprise us with the way you coordinate multiple project requests and provide guidance to researchers in planning and executing engagement activities that align with strategy and priorities.

Show us your experience of captivating families, young people (16-24), and adults who do not typically visit museums or engage with the wonders of academic research.

Share with us how you navigate complex educational landscapes with ease, forging connections with researchers, community groups, museum colleagues, volunteers, and more.

Take the lead, solve problems with flair, and keep the momentum going—all while keeping spirits high and a sense of humour intact.

This is a permanent, part-time post, working 29.2 hours per week.

Ready to make an impact?

Join us in sparking curiosity and fostering connections with the public through the power of academic research.

What We Offer

As an employer, 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 of annual leave
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
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    Our staff and students come from all over the world, and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diverse groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example, shared parental leave.

    How to apply

    You are required to submit a CV (up to two pages) and a supporting statement (up to 1,200 words) or a supporting evidence form using the attached template below with your application, outlining how you meet each of the selection criteria for the role. CVs alone will not be considered.

    Gina Koutsika, Director of Audiences & Content, can be contacted with enquiries relating to the role ([email protected]). General queries about the recruitment and application process should be directed to the Recruitment team within our Human Resources department ([email protected]).

    Only applications received online before 12:00 midday (BST) on Monday 3 June 2024 will be considered. First interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 26 June 2024. If needed, second interviews will take place on Monday 1 July 2024.

    Contact Person : Recruitment team Vacancy ID : 171866 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 03-Jun-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 5 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £28,759 - £29,605 per annum (pro-rata)

    Job details


    Public Engagement with Research Coordinator


    University of Oxford


    United Kingdom


    May 08, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 03, 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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