University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Research Facilitation Officer

United Kingdom

Closing in 7 days

Research Facilitation Officer

Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6PY

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The Department of Education is seeking to appoint a full-time Research Facilitation Officer. This is a permanent role, and it is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a busy academic department with a large and diverse research funding portfolio, currently valued in excess of £13m.

As the Research Facilitation Officer you will work under the line management of the Research Facilitator to support the research activities of the Department including grant application administration, post-award administration, and administration of the Research Strategy Group committee and assisting with REF activities.

You will be working closely with the Research Facilitator and academic and research staff, when providing feedback on research bids. Initiative and strong interpersonal skills are required for the role, which involves making recommendations to senior academic staff, in addition to liaising closely with divisional and central University colleagues.

Strong mediation, negotiation, and problem-solving skills are essential to the role. You will have Intellectual ability equivalent to education to degree level along with drive, initiative and a strong attention to detail and accuracy.

You will have experience of reviewing research funding bids, financial management experience in a higher education setting, excellent IT skills and experience in using X5 costing tools and Oracle Financials, and the ability to work collaboratively with others and to maintain the confidence and trust of staff at all levels. You will be able to work independently and feel confident working in a fast-changing, dynamic professional and administrative environment.

If you are interested in the position, please see the job description further particulars. For any queries regarding the role please contact Catherine Lofthouse by email [email protected].

This post is offered on full-time, permanent basis. Whilst this is a full-time post, we welcome applications from candidates who wish to work part- time (minimum 30 hours per week/0.8 FTE).

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Tuesday 5 March 2024 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Contact Person : HR Team Vacancy ID : 170995 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 05-Mar-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 6 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 32332 - 38205 per annum, pro rata for part-time

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Research Facilitation Officer


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


February 08, 2024

Application deadline

March 05, 2024

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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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