University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Senior Manager for Impact Education, Skoll Centre

United Kingdom

Closing in 3 days

Senior Manager for Impact Education, Skoll Centre

Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford

Grade 8: £45,585 - £54,395 per annum

Fixed-term contract to 31 July 2027, full time

The Skoll Centre, which sits within Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, has a 20-year history of equipping entrepreneurial leaders for impact within and beyond business. Our success has attracted renewed funding which will enable us to extend our work beyond social entrepreneurship.

Our new strategy involves developing research-led insights on how to lead, organise, finance, measure, and scale systemic change, which will fuel learning programmes for students at Oxford and entrepreneurial leaders globally. The strategy is underpinned by a new organisational structure, and we are now looking for five people to complete that structure. To ensure we do this in a coherent and effective way, we are advertising three senior posts first, with two junior posts to be published shortly.

If you have the skills and expertise to help take the Skoll Centre through its next phase of growth, we very much want to hear from you. Marya Besharov, the Centre's Academic Director, would be pleased to talk to you about the role(s) you might be interested in and the career development opportunities that working at the Skoll Centre provides.

As a member of the senior leadership team, the Senior Manager for Impact Education will work closely with the Academic Director and Deputy Director to advance the Centre's mission by setting strategic direction for the impact education portfolio, leading impactful education programmes, and fostering partnerships with internal and external collaborators.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure integration and alignment of Skoll Centre educational activities with relevant curricular and co-curricular programmes.
  • Develop and manage the impact education portfolio's priorities, success measures, and an annual workplan and budget.
  • Recruit and manage staff within the impact education portfolio, supporting their professional development.
  • Identify and secure new funding sources to advance the Centre's impact education strategy.
  • Design and ensure delivery of existing impact education programmes, such as the Skoll Scholarship, Impact Lab, Map the System and AfOx Mastercard leadership development programme.
  • The ideal candidate will have significant experience in developing and delivering interactive educational content and skills training, particularly in a co-curricular or elective context for postgraduate students. The candidate should demonstrate in-depth knowledge and experience in educational approaches for teaching social entrepreneurship, social innovation and systems change. Exceptional public speaking, presentation and group facilitation skills are required, along with a demonstrable commitment to user-centred programme design.

    Further information on this role can be found in the job description.

    The Saïd Business School offers very generous benefits, some of which are:

  • Generous holiday allowance of 38 days including bank holidays
  • Hybrid working
  • Membership of the Oxford staff pension scheme
  • Discounted bus travel
  • Subsidised onsite catering
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Plus, many other University benefits
  • All applications must include a CV, Supporting Statement/Cover Letter and Current Salary.

    For further guidance and support, please visit https: // www.

    The closing date for applications is 26 February 2024 at 12.00 noon. Interviews will take place starting on 5 March 2024.

    Contact Person : Anna Giorgi Vacancy ID : 170714 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 26-Feb-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 8: £45,585 - £54,395 per annum

    Job details


    Senior Manager for Impact Education, Skoll Centre


    University of Oxford


    United Kingdom


    February 03, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 26, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Education,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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