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Human Resources Manager (HR Manager)

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322

The Department of Politics & International Relations (DPIR) is seeking to appoint an HR Manager. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced HR professional to shape a new HR role in a busy and dynamic academic department within the University of Oxford.

The HR Manager will lead and manage the HR function of DPIR, overseeing the provision of an effective HR service, and ensuring good practice across the Department. The role will include recruitment and selection, dealing with contracts, staff induction, training & development, grading and remuneration, managing changes including in relation to diversity, providing advice to managers and dealing with general issues relating to employment law and immigration regulations. The HR Manager will line manage the HR Officer within the team and work collaboratively with colleagues across the Department and the wider University.

Reporting to the Head of Administration and Finance, the HR Manager will be a key member of the Department’s senior administration team and will play an important role in shaping the operations of the Department.

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Human Resources Officer

Grade 5: £25,941 - £30,942

The Department of Politics & International Relations (DPIR) is seeking a well-organised HR Officer to join its administration team. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in all aspects of personnel administration and in developing the HR operation for the Department. DPIR is a busy teaching and research department, comprising 140 staff currently and the HR Officer will work closely with the HR Manager, the DPIR administrative team and other Divisional and University HR teams to provide a professional and efficient HR service to all DPIR staff.

The role involves liaising with a wide range of people within and outside the University and includes coordinating staff recruitment, administration of HR data (using the University’s Core HR system), administration of leave and absence, monitoring and supporting visas applications, drafting contracts, and generally being a point of contact for all HR enquiries. The HR Officer will also be expected to get involved in all other aspects of the personnel function, including supporting the HR Manager with management of academic leave, staff briefings and training sessions, and compiling and providing information for internal communication or reports.

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Montague Burton Professorship of International Relations

The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) and Balliol College intend to appoint an outstanding scholar and teacher to the Montague Burton Professorship of International Relations with effect from January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The post will be held in conjunction with a Governing Body Fellowship at Balliol College and the Montague Burton Professor will have an office in DPIR, Manor Road Building.
This post offers an exceptional opportunity to take on a strategic leadership role as a researcher, educator and institution builder in International Relations, exercising an internationally discipline-shaping influence in the field. DPIR is a globally-leading department, one of the largest departments in Politics and International Relations worldwide, ranked top in the world in H-INDEX citations by QS, and first for research overall in the most recent THES global university rankings for Politics and International Studies.

Applications must be made through the university website.

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Working With Us

Established in 2000, the Department is one of the largest teaching and research units in its field in the United Kingdom with over 100 active research staff working around five principal areas: Government, Theory, International Relations, the Politics of Development and the application of quantitative methods in political and social science. The Department is located in the new Social Sciences building on Manor Road along with the Departments of Economics and the new Social Science Library.

Application Details

Further particulars and vacancy details can be obtained by contacting the Personnel Team by email: Information about non-departmental posts can also be found on noticeboards in the Manor Road building, on the University Job Pages and at

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