Grade 5 (£25,000 pro rata), 0.5 FTE


This is a fixed term, part-time position (averaging 50% of a 36.5 hours week, though with some peak periods and occasional requirement to work during weekends and some opportunities for work averaging more than 50%, with pro rata adjustment to pay) running from 1 June, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter, until the end of 2019, or, possibly, until Easter 2020.

The Europaeum is an association of sixteen leading European universities, established by the then Chancellor of Oxford University, Lord (Roy) Jenkins, in 1992. It has recently experienced a substantial restructuring and the person appointed to the Programme Officer will play an important part in helping to bring the benefits of these changes to full fruition.

We currently have three main strands of work underway: (i) an annual programme, including Spring and Summer Schools and a wide range of seminars, workshops, etc; (ii) a two-year Europaeum Scholarship programme involving four intensive 3-5 day long modules each year (with a new round of admissions commencing in autumn 2019); and (iii) a major conference on “The Future of Europe” to be held in Geneva in late November, 2019. The Europaeum has a small staff, primarily an Executive Chair, an Acting Director, a Programme Director and an Administrative Officer. Of these only the last is full-time and all of them are in need of support. Work on the November conference is pressing and the successful applicant it likely to need to be in Geneva checking the final details from and including 20-24 November, 2019.

This new position is likely to appeal to someone who has recently completed either a masters or doctoral degree, who has administrative, academic and personal skills and who is looking for a shortish period of work in a small organisation that is particularly interested in connecting academia with the wider society. The person appointed will need to combine having the confidence to work with minimal supervision with the good sense to know when guidance is required.

You will need a keen eye for detail, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, clear administrative abilities and a capacity to prioritise complex and competing demands in a busy working environment. You will need to be able to respond flexibly and quickly to a changing environment and to take on new responsibilities as new tasks arise. You will also have excellent IT skills, including substantial experience of Microsoft Office.

The closing date for applications is 15 May, 2019. Please note that we need one reference by this date. Interviews will be held in Oxford after 12 noon on Monday, 27 May, 2019.

While the Europaeum is currently located in rooms at St Antony’s College, it is not part of the University of Oxford. The successful candidate would be expected to use our offices. For further information, including the job description and details about how to apply, please read the further particulars.

Any queries about this role can be addressed to the Administrator, Susanne Heinrich on


Articles about the Scholars Programme:
The Guardian
Study International
Leiden University


Voices from Oxford interviewed Dr Andrew Graham about the Scholars Programme.

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“We need European intellectuals who can give us the whole picture of Europe”

Romano Prodi

“I salute the Europaeum for reuniting scholars for meaningful exchanges, which constitute the web of our European ideas”

Jacques Delors

“My views on the EU and the damage of Brexit are well known. What appeals to me about the Europaeum is that it transcends Brexit by working right across Europe. In particular, the teaching venues of the new Scholars Programme will offer students radically different perspectives: from the UK leaving the EU, to the Netherlands as a full founder member, to the Czech Republic, a relatively new EU entrant, but not in the Eurozone, to Switzerland which occupies a position all of its own.”

Pascal Lamy, former European Commissioner for Trade and Director-General of the WTO

“The Europaeum is more needed today than at any time in the past.”

Senator Vaclav Hampl, Czech Republic