Get involved in the Focus programme | University of Oxford

Get involved in the Focus programme

Focus is a broad programme of activity aimed at simplifying the way in which support services are delivered across the University. 

The three-to-five-year programme comprises a range of projects aimed at simplifying processes, improving policies, and moving from paper to online systems, such as implementing an e-expenses system.

The programme is currently recruiting practitioners to help deliver projects in 2018-19. The secondments involve being trained in business process improvement and working on Focus projects. Once the secondment finishes, practitioners will return to their main role, from where they will be able to implement Focus approaches in their own area.

There are also secondment opportunities to provide backfill for people working as Focus practitioners.

If you’re interested in developing new skills and would like to express interest in a secondment, visit to find out more.