University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Research and Grants Team Administrator

United Kingdom

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Research and Grants Team Administrator

Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

The Oxford Department of International Development is seeking to recruit a Research and Grants Team Administrator. This is a varied role, principally providing administrative support for research to the Research and Grants Manager. The post will primarily support the preparation and submission of bids to a wide range of funders, working to strict deadlines. The post holder will circulate call opportunities, maintaining an accessible record on the Department's intranet.

The role will also involve some support for post award activities such as maintaining a record of project reporting deadlines and requirements, flagging to appropriate staff when they are on the horizon. The post will also help collate staff applications for ethical review through the Department Research Ethics Committee (DREC).

Whilst some experience in research support is preferable, the role will provide an excellent training opportunity for an administrator with transferrable skills interested in a career in research administration.

The successful candidate should hold a GCSE (grade A-C) level in English and Maths, or equivalent work experience. They will have either (a) Research administration experience, funding body experience, or experience of applying for funding, or (b) comparable, significant experience of another area of administration. They will also have high level of computer literacy with experience of using Microsoft Office and a willingness to learn new systems.

At ODID we embrace and cherish our differences, and endeavour to be considerate and welcoming of all. You are most welcome at ODID, without the need to hide any part of who you are. We acknowledge societal inequalities and how these affect us, and those around us, personally and professionally. We hold an Athena Swan bronze award in recognition of our efforts to introduce organisational and cultural changes which promote equality, cherish diversity and create a better working environment for all. We are also taking active steps to promote race equality and reduce the risk of bias and discrimination. We work together to enrich, fortify and grow our community and dedicate our combined efforts to teaching and research to increase our impact and influence in development debates at the national and global level. We encourage all eligible candidates to apply for our vacancies and join us in pursuing our goals.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12 midday on Thursday 7 December 2023 can be considered.

Contact Person : HR Team Vacancy ID : 169454 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 07-Dec-2023 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 5 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 28,759 - 33,966

Job details


Research and Grants Team Administrator


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


November 17, 2023

Application deadline

December 07, 2023

Job type



Computer 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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