Project Officer for the Government Outcomes Lab

University of Oxford

About the Blavatnik School of Government

Our vision is of a world better led, a world better served and a world better governed. We are a global school committed to improving the quality of government and public policymaking worldwide, through three routes: teachingcurrent and future leaders; generatingresearch with impact; and engagingwith governments and practitioners.

What we offer

The Blavatnik School is a collaborative, friendly, and dynamic department based in an award-winning building in Jericho. In term time, we host regular events and talks with well-known guest speakers (usually 2-3 each week) – all of which that are open to staff. On the social side, we have regular coffee/cake mornings for staff, a Halloween event to which children of staff are invited and Christmas and summer parties for all staff.

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
  • Opportunities for hybrid working.

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About the role

The Blavatnik School of Government is looking for a talented Project Officer to join the Government Outcomes Lab (

GO Lab

). This is an exciting role at the centre of the School’s largest research and practice programme.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the post-holder will manage the day-to-day financial and administrative activities of the GO Lab, as well as helping to coordinate GO Lab’s multidisciplinary team of engaged researchers and practitioners. The post-holder will oversee project management, ensuring project plans are delivered to a high standard, and develop and monitor budgets for the programme. You will act as the first point of contact for all external enquiries, be responsible for meetings and events, and contribute to the project’s online presence.

The contract is fixed-term until 31 March 2025.

About you

The successful candidate will be educated to undergraduate level with a flexible can-do approach to work, self-motivation, resilience and a willingness to adapt to the changing needs and priorities of the programme. You should have excellent problem-solving, communication, team-work and numeracy skills, and be confident dealing with financial data. Experience in budget management and demonstrable skills in writing financial reports is highly essential.

Application process

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon (UK time) on Monday 19 June 2023.

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