Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
Do you like helping to organise and make sure everything is running smoothly behind the scenes?
Do you enjoy enabling the work of others and connecting with others to get it done?
Are you a digitally savvy self-starter with a passion for making a difference?
We are looking for an Administrator to support our Heads of HR and the wider HR senior team – come and support us at a really interesting and busy time with lots of great projects on the go within the team!
This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about administration and would relish a varied and interesting administrative assistant role in a great team!
Working in a fast-paced environment, you will be delivering administrative and operational tasks, enabling the HR team to be impactful and effective in our work, which, in turn, enables Oxfam and its people to deliver impact in the poorest parts of the world.
Please be aware that due to the nature of the role and the occasional requirement to attend in person meetings, we are looking for candidates within easy commuting distance to our Oxfam offices in Oxford.
What we are looking for
We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam's mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to the values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do and our feminist principles.
An ideal candidate for the role will also be/have:
Organised with attention-to-detail
Ability to manage multiple activities in the same timeline to deadlines
Ability to write quality written communications
Works well with others
Computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)
This role will give you an opportunity to work with a group of passionate people with fair pay and competitive benefits package.
We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. Oxfam has a hybrid working model.
Our values and commitment to safeguarding
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.
All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
How to apply
As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.
Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.
Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.
A thriving diverse Oxfam:
It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.
To do that:
We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.