Vacancies

Programme Manager (AGILE)

Grade 8: £42,149 - £50,296 per annum

Closes: 28 Jan 2022

We are seeking to appoint a Programme Manager on The Agile Initiative at the Oxford Martin School.

The Agile Initiative’s aim is to revolutionise the delivery of world-class, high-impact interdisciplinary research to support evidence-based policymaking on environmental issues. Building on the Oxford Martin School's mission to foster innovative collaborations to solve the world's most urgent challenges, it brings together outstanding researchers from the University of Oxford with external partners, and industry and community stakeholders to address time-critical questions of importance for policymakers. The Agile Initiative reflects Oxford University's commitment to net zero carbon and net biodiversity gain and aspires to create a sea change in how solution-oriented science and evidence can steer environmental policy.

This is a new role that forms a key position within this innovative programme that aims to have significant impact on future environmental policy as well as a transformative legacy around how research can be embedded within the policy cycle.

The Programme Manager will support the director of The Agile Initiative, by overseeing day-to-day operational management. They will monitor progress, report back to a Management Group made up of senior academics from across the University and maintain constant lines of communication with decision makers. They will lead and support activities that will maximise the programme’s ability to adapt and respond to constantly evolving decision maker needs and policy windows so that solutions and evidence are delivered when needed.

The successful candidate will have a good postgraduate degree or extensive professional experience working in a research support environment. They should have substantial experience of research administration or research programme management within higher education or a comparable environment. They will have the proven ability to design, implement and evaluate support/development activities for researchers engaging in interdisciplinary research and effective stakeholder engagement. The postholder will have excellent financial management skills with experience of complex programme budget administration, forecasting and reporting.

The role is full time, fixed term for 5 years. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application. Only applications received before 12.00 noon (UK time) on Friday 28th January 2022 can be considered.


Sprint Coordinator (AGILE)

Grade 6: £29,614 - £35,326 per annum

Closes: 25 Feb 2022

We are seeking to appoint two Sprint Coordinators to support the work of The AGILE Initiative at the Oxford Martin School.

The AGILE Initiative has been established to deliver excellent, policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research to contribute to evidence-based policymaking on environmental issues. Building on the Oxford Martin School's mission, it convenes University of Oxford researchers, partners and other stakeholders in ‘Sprint’ projects to address time-critical questions of key socioeconomic and environmental importance for policy makers. Taking a whole-systems approach, AGILE aspires to create a sea change in how science and evidence can feed-in to policy on an impactful timescale.

These posts will provide the vital connectivity across ongoing and upcoming ‘Sprint’ projects, supporting multiple Sprint teams, the Management group and Executive Board and being responsible for administrative and operational processes that will underpin the success of the programme.

The successful candidate will have a calm approach to working under pressure and managing competing priorities. As part of a small and dynamic team, a pro-active and adaptive attitude is essential along with the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of people.

The roles are full time, fixed term for 2 years. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application. Only applications received before 12.00 noon (UK time) on Friday 25th February 2022 can be considered.


Impact Facilitator (AGILE)

Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum

Closes: 25 Feb 2022

We are seeking to appoint an Impact Facilitator to support the work of The AGILE Initiative at the Oxford Martin School.

The AGILE Initiative has been established to deliver excellent, policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research to contribute to evidence-based policymaking on environmental issues. Building on the Oxford Martin School's mission, it convenes University of Oxford researchers, partners and other stakeholders in ‘Sprint’ projects to address time-critical questions of key socioeconomic and environmental importance for policy makers. Taking a whole-systems approach, AGILE aspires to create a sea change in how science and evidence can feed-in to policy on an impactful timescale.

This new role will work across the AGILE Initiative, supporting the management group and Executive Board, ensuring effective engagement with key stakeholders, policy and decision makers and delivering policy engagement activities. The post holder will also take a lead role in the monitoring and evaluation of programme.

This would be an excellent role for someone with experience supporting impact facilitation and/or policy engagement in a research environment who aspires to play a central role in developing a new, responsive approach to policy responsive, interdisciplinary research. It offers the opportunity to work with multidisciplinary research teams across the University as well as impact facilitation and policy engagement networks.

The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of good practice in terms of engagement and impact and experience of working with a range of organisations including businesses, policymakers, NGOs and communities. They will also have experience of planning and conducting monitoring and evaluation using a range of methodologies.

The role is full time, fixed term for 5 years. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application. Only applications received before 12.00 noon (UK time) on Friday 25th February 2022 can be considered.


Researcher (Future of Work)

Grade 6: £29,614 - £35,326 per annum

Closes: 11 Feb 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for a Researcher, to join the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Work. The programme will examine what the changing technological landscape means for jobs, structural change, and wellbeing. It aims to provide an in-depth understanding of how technology is transforming the world economy to help manage a successful transition into new ways of working in the 21st Century.

The post is full time, 18 months fixed term reporting to Dr Carl Benedikt Frey.

The successful candidate will hold a degree in economics or a discipline related to the programme of research, and have experience of working with large datasets and be able to use statistical tools such as STATA.

The Researcher will take responsibility for the provision of research support on projects focusing on labour markets, innovation, technological change, economic history and political economy.

The Oxford Martin School supports the University’s commitment in fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality and values diversity. We are eager to receive applications from a diverse pool of candidates.

Applications for the vacancy must be made online and you will be required to upload a CV, supporting statement, and an academic writing sample (e.g. job market paper). In addition, you may also submit a short writing sample in the form of an opinion editorial or policy brief, targeting a general audience.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday (UK time) on Friday 11th February 2022 can be considered.