University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Student Fees and Funding Officer

United Kingdom

Closing in 6 days

Student Fees and Funding Officer

Student Fees and Funding, 4 Worcester Street, Oxford

Job Title: Student Fees and Funding Officer

Department/Division/Faculty: Student Fees and Funding, AAD

Grade: G6 £32,332-£38,205 per annum

The University of Oxford is a stimulating work environment, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence. Our research plays a key role in tackling many global challenges, from reducing our carbon emissions to developing vaccines during a pandemic.

Department

The Student Fees and Funding team aims to provide an excellent service to some of the University's 25,000 students, through the provision of funding opportunities and management of fees data. Funding opportunities include scholarship, bursary and loan programmes, international schemes and central financial assistance.

The Student Fees and Funding Officer will manage the administration of a number of on-course funding schemes including Oxford's bursary package and UK postgraduate loans, as well as supporting the coordination and assessment of financial assistance schemes, related student casework and information provision.

What We Offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees' wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

• An excellent contributory pension scheme

• 38 days annual leave

• A comprehensive range of childcare services

• Family leave schemes

• Cycle loan scheme

• Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

• Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs

This role also offers the opportunity for hybrid working.

About the Role

The Student Fees and Funding Officer will be responsible for managing the administration of Oxford's bursary package, ensuring eligibility of students and approval of awards through the online portal provided by the Student Loans Company (SLC) and Oxford's internal database. They will also manage the administration of UK postgraduate masters and doctoral loans and undergraduate top-up bursaries and prizes.

They will support the Student Funding Manager with the coordination and assessment of financial assistance schemes for all on-course students, working with the Student Funding Administrators to carry out assessments of students' income and expenditure in line with University guidance, supporting the approval of assessments where required.

The post holder will maintain and update information on Oxford's financial support schemes in the team's web material and publications, undertaking casework where needed and providing targeted guidance to individual students, and will also help coordinate financial support data used for statutory returns.

About You

Possessing excellent administrative and organisational capabilities, you should also be an effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrable commitment to working as part of a team. Strong IT skills and a good standard of numeracy are essential, as is the ability to empathise with students requiring assistance. You will have a genuine interest in student funding issues in UK higher education.

Application Process

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12noon on 29 April.

Interviews will take place during week commencing 13 May 2024 and will be held in person.

Contact Person : Gabriel Rooma Vacancy ID : 171990 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 29-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 6 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 32332 - 38205

Job details

Title

Student Fees and Funding Officer

Employer

University of Oxford

Location

United Kingdom

Published

March 27, 2024

Application deadline

April 29, 2024

Job type

Administration/Managerment

Field

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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