Strategic Programme Coordinator – Bodleian Libraries

May 22 2023

The Bodleian Libraries is looking to hire a Strategic Programme Co-ordinator to support the implementation of the Bodleian’s 5-year Strategy.

You will help the Bodleian Libraries to deliver its Strategy on time, within tight budgetary limits, and to a very high standard, working across the breadth of the organisation with colleagues who are responsible for delivery of strategic projects.

You will help coordinate a monthly meeting of the Strategy Board and will support the governance of informal strategic meetings. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining project management tools, guidance, and documentation for the Strategy’s delivery. This will include forecasting and tracking strategic funding and coordinating updates to the programme risk register and dashboards.

You will take a service-oriented and collaborative approach, driving colleagues to meet deadlines whilst being mindful of the flexibilities that may be required when working in a large and complex organisation.

You will be a strategic thinker with the capacity to problem-solve, take initiative, set priorities, and exercise good judgment in an organised and professional manner.

Your interpersonal skills and ability to work independently means you can assimilate complex information quickly, inspire confidence from leadership, and work across multiple teams in a large organisation.

This is a full-time post which will require at least part-time working on-site. Flexible working arrangements could be considered for the right candidate.

This role offers a fixed-term contract for 4 years to time with delivery of the Bodleian Libraries’ Strategy.

University employees enjoy 38 days’ paid holiday, generous pension schemes, travel discounts, and a variety of professional development opportunities. The range of other employee benefits and discounts also includes free entry to the Botanic Gardens and University colleges, discounts at University museums and the University Sports Club, and free membership of the University Club.

The University of Oxford’s staff and students come from all over the world, and they proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diverse groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example shared parental leave and access to five University nurseries. They are also committed to supporting members of staff with disabilities or long-term health conditions.

You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one.

Only applications received online before 12:00 midday on Friday 16 June can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing Monday 3 July.