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ZERO Programme Administrator


Grade 5: £28,759 –£33,966 per annum

Closing date

Jun 06, 2024 12:00PM


The ZERO Institute has been recently created to establish Oxford as a centre for thought leadership on the zero-carbon energy transition and accelerate research to real world impact. The goal of ZERO is to accelerate the transition to a just, zero-carbon energy system.  It involves academics across the university based in different departments and working across disciplines.

We are looking for an experienced, self-motivated administrator to play a key role providing comprehensive administrative and secretarial support for all the activities of the ZERO Institute (based in the Department of Engineering Science in Osney Mead).


You will work closely with the Programmer Manager, drawing on specialist support teams in Engineering Science, Materials and Geography where necessary. You will act as first point of contact for students, staff and visitors, responding to all general enquires in a helpful, timely manner. You will have a broad range of responsibilities including diary management, organising events, updating the website, making travel arrangements, record keeping, and some financial, HR and Health & Safety administration.


More information about the Institute and its research programmes may be found at


The successful candidate should possess strong IT skills and demonstrable experience of administrative processes and customer facing work. You will be highly organized, and able to manage and prioritise a varied and busy workload, and work to multiple deadlines. You will have excellent writing and oral skills, attention to detail, and interpersonal skills, with an ability to communicate clearly with stakeholders, using tact and discretion to build working relationships with colleagues at all levels. The ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently and with initiative is essential.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.


The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 6 June 2024.

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