University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Sprint Coordinator (Agile Initiative)

United Kingdom

Closing in 12 days

Sprint Coordinator (Agile Initiative)

Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BD

We are seeking to appoint a Sprint Coordinator to support the work of the Agile Initiative at the Oxford Martin School. Agile is developing an innovative way of delivering excellent, policy-relevant interdisciplinary research to improve the way environmental decisions are made. Fast-paced research ‘Sprints', lasting around 12 months, mobilise the best interdisciplinary research teams from the University and beyond to deliver solutions-focused evidence.

This post offers a fantastic opportunity for a research project manager, with a keen interest in the Agile research themes, who is looking to develop and apply their organisational and liaison skills in a fast-paced and innovative interdisciplinary programme. You will be joining a dynamic team that is pushing the boundaries of traditional research at Oxford University. You will be proactive, adaptive and able to work both independently and as part of a team.

The Sprint Coordinator provides flexible administrative and operational support across the portfolio of Sprint projects, monitoring the impacts of Sprints that have finished, supporting Sprints that are ongoing, and helping to set up new ones.

The role is a full-time, fixed term until January 2027 (although 0.8 FTE minimum will be considered), and primarily office-based in Oxford.

The Oxford Martin School supports the University's commitment in fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality and values diversity. We are eager to receive applications from a diverse pool of candidates.

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

Only applications received before 12.00 noon (UK time) on Tuesday 7th May 2024 can be considered.

Contact Person : Recruitment Administrator Vacancy ID : 171826 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 07-May-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 6 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £32,332 - £38,205 per annum

Job details


Sprint Coordinator (Agile Initiative)


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


March 29, 2024

Application deadline

May 07, 2024

Job type



Business and Economics,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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