Research Manager (What Works Hub on Global Education)

University of Oxford

About the Blavatnik School of Government

Our vision is of a world better led, a world better served and a world better governed. We are a global school committed to improving the quality of government and public policymaking worldwide, through three routes: teaching current and future leaders; generating research with impact; and engaging with governments and practitioners.

What we offer

The School is a collaborative, friendly, and dynamic department based in an award-winning building in Oxford. We host regular events and talks with well-known guest speakers – all of which are open to staff. On the social side, we have regular coffee/cake mornings for staff, a family-friendly Halloween event, and Christmas and summer parties.

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days’ annual leave
  • Family leave schemes and a comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Cycle loan scheme and discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
  • Opportunities for remote working.

More information about working at the School can be found on our jobs page.

About the role

The Blavatnik School of Government is looking for an outstanding self-starting and enthusiastic Research Manager to join the What Works Hub for Global Education (WWHGE) – a new £30m, six-year global research and policy effort.

You will work with the Head of Evidence Translation on Pillar 1 of the WWHGE. You will be responsible for managing complex research projects, supporting with writing of high-impact, high-quality research papers and policy products, and overseeing pillar 1 engagement activities.

About you

You will have experiencing managing research activities and complex research, along with exceptional organisational, interpersonal and communication skills. You will a passion for international development, with a strong sense of curiosity and superb attention to detail.

A Masters in a subject relevant to the WWHGE, along with significant and relevant work experience, is essential.

Application process

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, CV and writing sample (preferably something written only by self without co-authors; a graduate school paper would be fine) as part of your online application. See the job description for further details.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon (UK time) on Friday, 12 July 2024. Interviews will take place week commencing 5 August 2024 and will be online.

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