Communications Officer

University of Oxford

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.

The Academic Administration Division (AAD) provides the support and information that Oxford students need to thrive in their academic and personal lives. The Communications Officer will contribute to the division’s success through effective staff and student communications.

You will be responsible for delivering co-ordinated and engaging communications to staff and students across the University.

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

This is an exciting and varied role that plays an important part in ensuring effective communications in the Academic Administration Division (AAD).

Reporting to the Senior Communications Manager – Students and AAD, you will be responsible for developing compelling content in a range of formats – from websites and digital channels to events, briefings and publications, making a significant contribution to the AAD Communications Strategy.

You will work closely with student communications colleagues and internal stakeholders across the University to deliver co-ordinated and engaging communications and provide professional advice and support.

About You

We’re looking for candidates with proven experience developing high quality channels and content, and who are confident digital communicators.

You’ll need to be able to get to grips with complex, technical information and feel confident working independently within a complex organisation.

Excellent interpersonal skills are vital, and internal communications or higher education experience would be beneficial.

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 Monday 26 June 23

Interviews will take place during week commencing 18 July and will be face to face. (online considered)

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