Oh, no!

This job listing has already expired.

Browse Active Jobs


Business Continuity and Major Incident Manager


University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 16th Nov 2021
  • Salary: Grade 9: £48,835 - £56,587 (with a discretionary range to £61,818) per annum
  • REF: 154421
  • Closes: 30th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job Details

Business Continuity and Major Incident Manager

Assurance Directorate, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford

Grade 9: £48,835 – £56,587 (with a discretionary range to £61,818) per annum

About the Directorate

Formed in September 2019, the Assurance Directorate is the newest department in the University of Oxford’s University Administration and Services: the ‘corporate centre’ of the University. Comprising of the Risk, Compliance and Assurance; Information Security; and Information Compliance teams and the new Business Continuity function, the Directorate manages risk, ensures compliance and provides assurance to the University’s Council, its Committee and sub-Committees, and senior decision-makers including the Vice Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellors and the Registrar – the Chief Operating Officer to in whose portfolio the department is based. Our remit also covers working across the wider collegiate university, with our work mainly focused on divisions and departments, and dealing with the regulators, external customers and other stakeholders.

About the Role

This is an exciting time to join the Assurance Directorate and help the University further develop its business continuity and major incident response arrangements. The Business Continuity, Major Incident and Organisational Resilience Manager is the University’s professional lead on all aspects of business continuity and major incident management/response, ensuring that appropriate arrangement are further refined integrated, embedded, continuously improved and operating effectively and efficiently across the University.

This key role focuses on further developing, delivering and embedding a programme of work to achieve organisational resilience. A key dimension of the role is the ability to provide advice, guidance and support to colleagues across the University (e.g. Divisions, departments, professional services). The post holder will need influence and persuade colleagues to deliver an ambitious agenda across a large and complex organisation where responsibility and accountability for business continuity are often devolved to a significant degree.

This role will be instrumental in developing and delivering the new University operational resilience strategy and business continuity programme. All areas of the University require a business continuity plan which this role will help the University to deliver. In addition, a structured approach to incident management is required and this new role will assist with developing the new framework, which will become a standard acrosstheUniversity.

About You

In respect of your experience, you are likely to be currently working in a similar role at another University and wanting the challenges offered in a large, complex organization. You will be ambitious and with a strong track record, ideally gained at a University, large public or private organisation.

You will enjoy working in a complex, very fast-paced environment and cope well with pressure this role requires, in particular while responding to incidents.

Knowledge of the University of Oxford or other universities would be an advantage; the ability to develop such knowledge and build effective relationships is a must. You will need to hit the ground running when you start in the role so you will need the depth and breadth of experience in the majority or dimensions of the role but we will support and guide you so that you can succeed and grow.

The seniority of the role reflects the scale of the challenge and the calibre of candidate we wish to attract.

What we offer

You will benefit from support and working in close collaboration with the rest of our committed team. You will get exposure to many areas of the University, opening multiple career avenues for the future. We will invest in your personal development through training and professional development. The University also offers an excellent contributory pension scheme and 30 days annual leave on appointment (increasing with length of service).

We are committed to providing a culture of continuous learning which actively supports the professional and personal development of our staff.

The University has a range of supporting benefits that can be found on our website at https://www.jobs.ox.ac.uk/benefits#/

Please submit your CV and a supporting statement as part of your application.

Only applications received before 12.00noon on Tuesday 30 November 2021 will be considered.

Interviews/assessment will take place on Thursday 9th December.

For an informal discussion please contact Jayne.Snaith@admin.ox.ac.uk who will arrange a call with Lukasz Bohdan, Director of Assurance.

Contact Person :

Recruitment Administrator

Vacancy ID :


Contact Phone :

Closing Date & Time :

30-Nov-2021 12:00

Contact Email :


Click on the link(s) below to view documentsFilesize

154421 BC, MI and OR Manager – JD.docx


Employer Achievements:

company awardcompany award