Events and Comms Assistant

Events and Comms Assistant

Grade 5 - £28,759 - £33,966 per annum

Full-time, 36.5 hours/week (occasional out-of-hours events work will be required, with notice)

Fixed-term (3 years)


We are seeking to appoint an Events and Communications Assistant to join the Department of Economics in our External Engagement team. This is an exciting opportunity to gain a broad range of event and communication experience in a supportive team, and will offer the right candidate an excellent foundation for a longer-term career in communications and events administration. This post may be offered as a secondment opportunity.


This post encompasses a broad range of administrative duties that support the Department’s research and teaching activities. The post holder will coordinate the organisation of the seminar series, support the administration of department conferences and events (including the Oxford University Business Economics Programme), support department communication activities managed by the Communications and Events Manager, and undertake general administration duties required to ensure a smooth day-to-day operation of the department.


You will support the MPhil Students Reps and MPhil Academic team in organising regular Townhalls and other social events; support the Department EA in ordering catering for Department meetings.

You will join the External Engagement team, whilst also working closely with colleagues in finance, personnel, research management, administrative leadership and department faculty and postdocs.


To be successful in this role, you will be educated to A-level or equivalent professional experience, and have excellent writing skills and attention to detail. You will have sound organisation and administration skills, and excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate clearly with stakeholders. Competence using a range of computer-based and online applications is essential, including some experience in using website content management systems. Applicants must be able to organise their own workload and work to deadlines and have strong IT skills, Nexus 365, SharePoint, and Office suite.


Experience of working in an events role would be an advantage. Ideally, applicants will have experience in using current University systems, such as intranet pages, and an understanding of the processes, policies, and procedures associated with working within the Higher Education sector.


The post is a fixed term (3 years) available immediately. Please refer to the further particulars for full details about the role and information on how to apply.


You will be asked to supply a supporting statement and CV as part of your application.


The closing date is noon on the 3rd November 2023.  It is expected that interviews will be held in mid November  2023.


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