• Part Time
  • Oxford
  • Applications have closed.


Internal Communications & Engagement Advisor, Oxfam
Location: UK (Oxford with hybrid working)
Hours: 21.6 hours per week
Salary: £34,098 – £41,676 FTE
Region: Supporter Engagement
Job Family: Communications
Division: Engagement
Job Type: Fixed Term
Closing Date:19 September 2023.

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Oxfam logoDo you have experience of creating and delivering strategic communication and engagement plans?

Do you have experience of influencing and advising others, including colleagues in more senior roles?

Would you enjoy working in a close-knit team to engage and inform our wonderful Oxfam staff?

We are looking for an Internal Communications & Engagement Advisor to join our dedicated Internal Communications & Engagement team for six months. Please note we have already advertised this role internally and will consider internal candidates first.

In this role, you will be

  • Responsible for developing, delivering and evaluating strategic internal communication and staff engagement plans in support of organisational priorities and objectives, drawing on creativity, insight and best practice.
  • Providing strategic communications advice to senior leaders and other colleagues, building strong relationships as a trusted adviser.
  • Contributing to embedding our strategy and vision and connecting our staff with our global impact, with an agreed focus on specific initiatives and allocated projects.
  • As well as working independently on own projects and agenda, working supportively with others in the team to co-ordinate and deliver key events and initiatives.
  • Building understanding of and empathy with our staff and, as relevant, our volunteers, in order to provide appropriate and trustworthy communications and engagement that will help rebuild morale and trust within the organisation.

You’ll have:

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:

  • Understanding of the role of internal communications in supporting organisational priorities and plans
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex ideas in a straightforward, approachable way.
  • Experience of working in an internal communications environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing and enabling skills, and confidence in negotiating with staff at all levels.
  • Excellent project-management skills, including the ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines, working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Willingness to learn and use multimedia channels and technologies (Workplace, video etc.)
  • High levels of creativity and an ability to innovate
  • The ability to constantly think through and apply new ways of working
  • Knowledge and understanding of Oxfam’s work and root causes of poverty.


Flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future and the team has a long history of supporting a range of working patterns, so we’re very open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you.

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 by complying with 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 our organisation.

Offers of employment within the open recruitment stages will be subject to one satisfactory internal reference from a current manager in line with current policy where the selected candidate is moving to a new Division and the role has significantly changed from their current post.  Gaining an internal employment reference will not apply to those within ringfence selection or suitable alternative / redeployment situation which falls under Oxfam’s redundancy process.

Conditional offers made in selection stages may also be subject appropriate screening checks.  Oxfam GB participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this scheme we will take into account any live disciplinary sanctions a candidate may have when making the selection decision.

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 GB is a Disability Confident Employer. Should you be unable to submit your application online and would prefer an alternative method please contact our recruitment team (recruitmentteam@oxfam.org.uk). If you also want to discuss your application, please do contact us as well.

About Us

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 an 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.

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