Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6PY
This is an exciting opportunity for a Public Policy Research Officer to join The Public Policy Challenge Fund Project, “What Matters for Students” (2024-2025). The post will be based in the Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) in the Department of Education. The post holder will report to James Robson, the Director of SKOPE and Principal Investigator, and will work directly with Elizabeth Rahman, the project lead at the Centre for Teaching and Learning.
The successful candidate will manage their own academic research and administrative activities and collaborate with HE colleagues, TASO and the Office for Students. They will prepare papers and take minutes from meetings and provide regular updates to stakeholders. Appraising stakeholder expectations and representing their interests and priorities, while facilitating a range of top-down and bottom-up conversations and workshops is expected from the postholder. They will adapt existing and develop new research methodologies and materials and prepare working theories and analyse qualitative and/or quantitative data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining theories as appropriate.
The successful candidates will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil, together with relevant experience. They would have a sufficient specialist knowledge of the UK HE sector. Knowledge of evaluation methodologies, particularly participatory approaches is essential for this post. Experience with participatory action research, knowledge of the regulatory context for the OfS's work, as well as understanding of regulatory decision-making processes which enable credible, evidence-based decisions to be reached is desirable.
The post-holders will be part of the Department of Education and will be able to participate in the vibrant academic life of the University of Oxford.
This a part time (0.8 FTE) role, and is fixed term until 31 December 2024. Due to the requirements of the role a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required.
Applications for this vacancy should be made online and you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application, explaining how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for this post.
For further details of the role, please see the job description. The closing date for applications is midday on 8 December 2023 and only applications received by this deadline will be considered. Interviews are expected to be held on 19 December 2023.
Contact Person : HR Team Vacancy ID : 168747 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 08-Dec-2023 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 per annum, pro-rata for part time