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Oxford University Gazette, 24 February 2005: Appointments


Temporary Trainer and Communications Support appointment

Project ISIDORE started almost three years ago with a brief to review and improve the student administration processes operating throughout the collegiate University, and to implement a shared IT system to support and enable those processes. The first phase of the project implementation is almost complete, and planning for the second phase training is under way.

Applications are invited for an individual to provide maternity cover to support the on-going implementation of the project. The training team reports to the Lead Trainer, and duties include identifying training needs, developing training materials, and delivering the agreed program. The person appointed will be expected to work collaboratively with other members of the ISIDORE team and to become speedily familiar with the processes and software product being implemented. He or she will also work with the Communications Officer to support any necessary communications and education activities for the collegiate University.

Any experience of working within large software package implementations, or of working in a university administrative setting, would be very useful. Knowledge of Oracle technology would also be helpful but is not essential. At least three years' training experience is required, with CIPD, IITT, or equivalent qualifications preferred, and any communications or change management experience is welcome. Applicants should have excellent organisational skills, communication skills (written and verbal), time management skills, team-working skills, and a high degree of PC literacy.

The appointment will be for a minimum of seven months, up to fifteen months, with an expected start-date of 2 May 2005. The post is on the academic-related grade ALC2 (salary £22,507--£29,128).

Further particulars can be requested by e-mail (, or by telephone (Oxford (2)70120). The closing date for applications is Monday, 7 March (midday). Interviews will be held on Thursday, 17 March.