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Access and Alumni Manager


Grade 7: £36,024 to £44,263 per annum

Closing date

Jun 03, 2024 12:00PM


Are you committed to encouraging people to study engineering?  Are you able to communicate effectively with people from  diverse backgrounds, 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 further with the department. This is a permanent position.


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 and residentials, and to make links with schools to encourage more students to study engineering, particularly at Oxford.


You will develop and implement the Department’s Alumni strategy and deliver an agreed programme of events, in collaboration with an Events Manager. You will be responsible for the University’s Development and Alumni Relations System and data protection relating to data held on the system.


Duties include organising events and presentations for Alumni,  school students and teachers, creating activities that will inspire an interest in engineering, managing the Student Ambassador scheme, being a point of contact within the department for Access and Alumni enquiries, and maintaining  records of, and reporting on, activities undertaken.


As well as an interest in and enthusiasm for diversity in higher education, you should have experience of organizing complex events, residential programmes or educational trips. The ability to present engineering material 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. Excellent time-management, attention to detail, initiative and IT skills are also essential.


Many of the access events occur in school holidays and out of normal working hours, so flexibility with working hours and a willingness to stay overnight if required to supervise residential programmes, is essential.


Hybrid working is available with this position.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Christine Mitchell 


Only applications received before midday on the 3rd June 2024 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your covering letter should state how you meet the Essential and Desirable criteria for the role.


Interviews are scheduled for the week commencing the 10th June 2024.


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

Contact name

Christine Mitchell

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