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Podium Programme Officer


Standard Grade 6: £32,332 - £38,205 per annum

Closing date

Jul 19, 2024 12:00PM


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Group Manager to join the recently established Podium Institute of Sports Medicine & Technology at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) in the Department of Engineering Science (Headington).  The Podium Institute is underpinned by a 10-year £25m collaboration agreement signed between Podium Analytics and the University in August 2021, and aims to produce world-leading science to monitor, analyse and prevent sport injury. The post is fixed-term until 30 September 2027.


About The Role

You will be responsible for providing comprehensive administrative and financial support to the Programme Manager and academic members of the Podium Institute of Sports Medicine & Technology at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME).  You will report formally to the Podium Institute Programme Manager, while supporting the day-to-day operations of the Institute and the four Professors. You will have the opportunity to be involved in all administration across the institute, supporting research, organizing events, and liaising with external stakeholders.


About You

You should have experience of University administration or managing the office of a senior member of staff and providing excellent service, as well as diary management and organising complex meetings and travel arrangements.  You should also possess excellent administrative and organizational skills, with experience of working in a busy environment, and managing your own workload with independence and minimal instruction.  Excellent skills in office IT systems and Microsoft 365 applications, including email, word processing, databases are also essential, along with an ability to deal with changing office technologies. 


What We Offer 

Your happiness and wellbeing at work matters to us, so we offer a range of family friendly and financial benefits including:


•       An excellent contributory pension scheme

•       38 days annual leave

•       A comprehensive range of childcare services

•       Family leave schemes

•       Cycle loan scheme

•       Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs

•       Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans


The University also runs an enormous amount of social groups and sports clubs for those looking for more than just a great place to work.


Application Process

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Katherine Baysan email:  


For more information about working at the Department, see


Only online applications received before midday on 19 July 2024 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, (describing how past experience fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


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

Contact name

Mrs Katherine Baysan

Contact email