Access and Alumni Officer

Applications to be received by 12pm on Wednesday 24th of October 2018

Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 p.a.


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 Officer to help encourage secondary school students to study engineering, and to encourage our own graduates and industry partners to keep in touch. The post is available full-time and is fixed-term until 25 September 2020 due to external funding.

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 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 in engineering or a cogent discipline. 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. Flexibility with working hours and a willingness to travel is essential.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Jo Valentine (email:

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 24th October 2018 can be considered.

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

Contact: Jo Valentine