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Governance Officer

Salary: £31,653 – £38,155 per annum (dependent on experience)

Reports to: Treasurer

Department: Treasurer’s Office

Oriel College is looking for a Governance Officer, reporting directly to the Treasurer.  We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, meticulous in their attention to detail and a thoughtful communicator; these matter much more than your current professional background.  You might already be a fully-fledged governance professional who enjoys how this important work supports and impacts College operations, but equally you might be an experienced administrator who wants to train professionally into a role which has real career opportunity and challenge.

Our new Governance Officer will enjoy writing clearly and concisely, whether minuting important Committee decisions or delivering detailed written analysis that works out the practical implications of legal and compliance regulations.  They will work alongside our talented management team, getting real insight into the working environment of the College and being involved in a wide variety of work.  This work might include helping with procurement tendering documentation for major building projects, understanding Health and Safety requirements for events, working on policy updates with the HR department or supporting Oriel’s students through managing financial hardship grant applications. Where required, we will provide training in key areas such as responding to Freedom of Information and Subject Access Request enquiries to ensure our new Governance Officer is confident to undertake this important work.

The Oriel College team is friendly, hardworking and highly professional, and enjoys the unique opportunities that come with supporting world class academics.   Our Governance Officer is an important part of ensuring that our College responsibilities, to our staff, our academics and the community we work within are delivered in a professional and modern way.  If this sounds like you, and you are ready to bring energy and enthusiasm to a highly entertaining role, please get in touch.

RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK: It is essential that all applicants currently have the right to
work in the UK, enabling them to fulfil all aspects of the role without restriction.

How to Apply

Please submit your application via email attachment to the Head of HR, Oriel College, OX1 4EW to

Closing date: Friday, 5 July 2024, 12:00  

Each application should include:

Informal enquiries about the role may be directed to

The College exists to promote excellence in education and research and is actively committed to the principle of equality of opportunity for all suitably qualified candidates.