166338 Programme Administrator: Community History

Salary: Grade 6: £32,332 - £38,205 per annum (pro rata for part-time roles)

Start date: As soon as possible

The Faculty of History is recruiting for the post of a Programme Administrator within its growing Community History programme. This programme brings together a team of diverse and creative historians from the University and local community in an innovative new research endeavour, to co-produce histories of Oxford and Oxfordshire. Funded by two large grants from the University, the Community History programme is setting out to support six core projects studying local Black, Muslim, environmental, labour/industrial and mental health-related histories; spanning from the early modern era to the present. Each project is largely designed and led by community historians, with a key goal being to translate their research into creative and scholarly outputs that have a meaningful impact on local communities and academic debate.

The Role

The Programme Administrator will contribute to the smooth and efficient administration of the programme’s research and public engagement in collaboration with the Project Team. The Programme Administrator will be responsible for supporting the Community History Fellow in a range of administrative activities: including facilitating the research undertaken by six project leads; the planning and organising of workshops and conferences and other events; organizing meetings of the Faculty community history steering committee; the day-to-day and promotional communications for the programme; and other related matters such as financial administration and documentation of the programme’s activities.

About you

You will have a completed honors degree OR equivalent relevant experience, and administrative experience – as a result of work or study – in a higher education institution or similar environment. The ability to work accurately and efficiently to fixed deadlines with minimal supervision and to prioritise a range of competing demands while maintaining attention to detail, and experience of successfully organising academic and community-based events is essential. Experience of preparing written reports and of financial management, and experience of designing or maintaining content for websites and social media is desirable.

The job description provides you with further details of the essential criteria for this post.

Application Process

Queries about the post should be addressed to Dr Priya Atwal, Community History Fellow priya.atwal@history.ox.ac.uk . All practical and procedural queries should be sent to our recruitments team: recruitments@history.ox.ac.uk. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.

You will be asked to upload a CV, including a publication list, and a supporting statement. The supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. This may include experience gained in employment, education, or during career breaks (such as time out to care for dependants).

You will also be required to provide the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application

Only applications submitted via our e-recruitment system and received before noon Wednesday 19th July 2023 can be considered.

We expect to hold interviews shortly after the advert close date; overseas candidates will be offered interviews via Microsoft Teams.

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