In addition to academic and administrative staff, Merton College employs specialists in a wide variety of fields, including conference organisation, housekeeping, catering, landscaping and maintenance.

Two Lodge Porters

We are recruiting two Lodge Porters to assist in the smooth running of the Porter's Lodges situated in Merton Street and Holywell Street. These roles will initially be based at Holywell Lodge and, after a period of training, the successful candidate will acquire the flexibility to be deployed at Merton Lodge as well. The Lodges at Merton College are staffed 24 hours a day for 365 days a year.

Duties are varied and include:

  • receiving visitors to the College;
  • controlling access to the College;
  • conducting security patrols;
  • assisting in the enforcement of College rules; and
  • dealing efficiently with emergencies.

Providing excellent customer service is central to this role.

The salary for this role is £22,231, increasing to £22,749 per annum after satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period. Overtime is also applicable to this role.

One vacancy is on permanent days and one vacancy is on permanent nights. A night allowance of £1000 per annum is paid to those working permanent nights.

Working an average 46.5-hour week over 4 shifts a week, on a 6-week cycle, the successful applicant will be required to work 12-hour shifts, which will include some weekends and bank holidays. Please see the Further Particulars for a copy of the rota.

We offer excellent benefits including:

A uniform and any PPE will be provided.

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact the Head Porter.

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Tuesday 1 November.


Alumni Relations Officer (Events)

We are seeking to appoint an Alumni Relations Officer (Events) who will have responsibility for outreach to Alumni, Parents and Friends of the College—primarily in the form of events organisation—in order to develop and enhance a lifelong relationship between Mertonians and the College. The post-holder will use their experience in developing, managing and implementing an extensive and international events programme to achieve this and will need an outgoing personality and a well organised approach to a dynamic workload. The post-holder will also work with individual members of the team to create bespoke events for specific initiatives such as donor stewardship and the engagement of legators.

The post-holder joins the Development Office at an exciting time in the College’s History, almost two years after the College’s 750th Anniversary Year and after reaching the £30 million target of the 750th Anniversary Campaign. Merton is currently setting out clear goals for the years ahead: to attract the most outstanding people in the world, as undergraduates, graduates and Fellows, to serve the common good.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills, creative ability and the ability to work independently. He/she will have excellent IT skills, including competence with spreadsheets and databases. Previous events experience is essential, and knowledge of DARS would be an advantage.

The salary for full-time appointment is £25,000 to £29,000. Excellent benefits include:

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact the Development Director.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 28 October.


Merton College is an equal opportunities employer

We are a Living Wage Employer