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.

Lodge Porter

We invite applications for a Lodge Porter to assist in the smooth running of the Porter's Lodges situated in Merton Street and Holywell Street. This role will primarily be based at Holywell Lodge, with flexibility to work at Merton Street as required. The Lodges at Merton College are staffed 24 hours a day for 365 days a year.

Normal hours of work are 45 hours (on average) per week over 5 shifts on a 3-week shift cycle. Applicants will be required to work shifts including days, lates, nights, weekends and bank holidays; the majority of shifts will be lates and nights. Please see the Further Particulars for a copy of the rota.

Duties are varied and include:

  • controlling access to the College;
  • conducting security patrols;
  • receiving visitors to the College;
  • 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 £20,795 per annum. Overtime is also applicable to this role.

Merton College offers 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 Wednesday 3 August.

Director of Development and Fellow of the College

Full time
Salary: Competitive

Philanthropy plays a significant role in the life of the College and supports its mission to advance education and learning. The recent 750th Anniversary Sustaining Excellence campaign exceeded its £30 million target and 30 per cent participation goal among its 6,500 alumni community. The campaign contributed to securing Merton’s tutorial system, supporting students and protecting the College’s historic buildings. Future fundraising priorities will include support for postgraduate students.

The College is looking for a high-level fundraising professional to build on the success achieved under the leadership of Christine Taylor, its current Director of Development and Fellow. The successful candidate will develop and implement a robust strategy to enhance philanthropic engagement and income generation. Reporting to the Warden, this role will shape the next phase in the College’s philanthropy and will be responsible for nurturing global donor relationships at the highest level.

Successful candidates will have a proven track record in fundraising leadership and will have significant experience of securing major philanthropic gifts. S/he will be an excellent communicator who is passionate about the impact of Merton College and able to articulate its vision in a compelling manner. S/he is likely to have held senior fundraising roles in the higher education, cultural or not-for-profit sector and will be comfortable at working across the collegiate structure of the University of Oxford.

For further details, including job description, person specification and information on how to apply for the Director position, please visit quoting reference 2620.

The deadline for applications is midday (BST) on Thursday 8 September 2016.


Merton College is an equal opportunities employer

We are a Living Wage Employer