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Vacancies

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.

Academic Officer

£23,000 per annum

We invite applications for the post of Academic Officer within the Academic Office team. The Academic Office handles all student-related academic administration, from pre-admissions outreach activity to graduation. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to play an integral role within a busy, professional office.

The Academic Officer undertakes a broad range of tasks which contribute to the smooth functioning of the College’s academic administration. There are three key elements to the role:

  • first, to be—along with the Academic Administrator—an initial point of contact for academic, student, and visitor enquiries to the Academic Office;
  • second, to provide general administrative support to the Academic Office, the Academic Registrar, and the Senior Tutor; and
  • third, to have specific responsibility for certain critical systems and processes in the Academic Office. This includes:
    • maintaining the tutorial database;
    • undertaking right to work checks;
    • organising Undergraduate Progress Meetings; and
    • providing administrative support in the recruitment of Lecturers, some Junior Research Fellowship, and other posts.

Merton College offers excellent benefits including membership of the University of Oxford Staff Pension Scheme, private medical cover, excellent holiday entitlement and free car parking.  

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact Katy Fifield, the Academic Registrar.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 11 August 2017.
Interviews will be held in the week commencing 21 August 2017.

Lodge Porter

£23,318 per annum - Permanent Nights

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 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 £22,800, increasing to £23,318 per annum after satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period. Overtime is also applicable to this role. A night allowance of £1,000 per annum is paid to those working permanent nights.

Working an average 46.5-hour week over four shifts a week, on a six-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.

Merton College offers excellent benefits including membership of the University of Oxford Staff Pension Scheme, private medical cover, excellent holiday entitlement and free car parking. 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 8 August.

 

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer

We are a Living Wage Employer