University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Strategic Communications and Evaluation Officer

United Kingdom

Closing in 15 days

Strategic Communications and Evaluation Officer

University Offices, Wellington Square, OX1 2JD. Hybrid

University of Oxford, Research & Innovation Communications, Public Affairs Directorate

Strategic Communications and Evaluation Officer (Research & Innovation)

Full time, fixed term or secondment opportunity (3 years)

The University of Oxford is seeking an exceptional and creative communicator with a passion for telling stories about world-changing research. Working as part of the Research & Innovation Communications team, you'll help share news of the latest discoveries from one of the world's leading universities.

You'll be comfortable delivering proactive media outreach and story-telling across a broad range of communications channels. With first-hand communications and media experience, you'll have a nose for a story, creative flair, as well as the ability to engage key non-media audiences that may include politicians and policymakers, industry representatives, and funding bodies.

As well as contributing to cross-disciplinary campaigns around topics such as artificial intelligence or climate change, you'll have responsibility for contributing to the smooth running of the university news office.

A key focus of this role is to support the Public Affairs Directorate Leadership Team with evaluation and insight activity. will include evaluating our storytelling and its impact across paid, earned and owned to inform our understanding, identify stakeholders and develop audience insight. Using this evaluation you will help to identify opportunities, support decision-making and inform our communications approach to improve our work so it is as relevant, meaningful and effective as possible.

Other core duties will involve compiling the Daily News Alert and taking part in rotas for the news office mailbox and weekend duty rotas which can include the reactive handling of sensitive corporate and policy issues.

If you're keen to be part of a dynamic, busy communications team in an intellectually stimulating environment, we want to hear from you.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Alex Buxton, Head of Research & Innovation Communications, by emailing [email protected]

To apply, please see URL. Closing date: TBC. Interviews will be held in the week beginning TBC.

Salary: Grade 7, £36,024 - £44,263 per annum

Contact Person : Meraj Huda Vacancy ID : 172082 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 02-May-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 36024 - 44263

Job details


Strategic Communications and Evaluation Officer


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


April 03, 2024

Application deadline

May 02, 2024

Job type



Computer Science,Business and Economics

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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