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Access and Alumni Manager (Maternity Cover)


Grade 6: £30,502 - £36,386 per annum

Closing date

Mar 20, 2023 12:00PM


Are you committed to encouraging people to study engineering?  Are you able to communicate effectively with people from a diverse background, including school students?  The Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford) is seeking to appoint an Access and Alumni Manager to help encourage secondary school students to study engineering, and to encourage our own graduates and industry partners to engage with the department. This is a fixed term maternity cover post to the 30th April 2024.


You will play a leading role in the development and implementation of the Department’s Access programme (including Access, Widening Participation, and Student Recruitment). You will form and maintain active external links with schools, University colleges and industry.  A significant part of this role will be to run large-scale events, residentials and visit schools to encourage more students to study engineering, particularly at Oxford. Duties include organising events and presentations for school students and teachers, creating activities that will inspire an interest in engineering, being a point of contact within the department for Access and Alumni enquiries, and maintaining a record of activities undertaken.


You should possess a good first degree. The ability to present  to different audiences is crucial so excellent written and oral communication skills are vital. You will need excellent interpersonal skills, and an ability to work both independently and as part of a team.  Flexibility with working hours and a willingness to travel is essential. 


Hybrid working is available with this position.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Jo Valentine -


Only applications received before midday on 20th March 2023 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.


Secondment applications will be considered.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name

Jo Valentine

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