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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.

Fitzjames Research Fellow in Medieval English Literature

Salary £30,326 pa, plus a housing allowance of £10,000 pa or free accommodation

We propose to elect a Fitzjames Research Fellow in Medieval English Literature for 3.75 years commencing on 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a prestigious career development post which will provide a promising academic with opportunities to develop as researcher and university teacher.

The main duties of the post will be:

  • to undertake innovative research in the broad areas of Old or Middle English;
  • to contribute to the wider academic research projects in the University in Medieval English, including establishing productive research collaborations with other academics in Oxford or elsewhere; and
  • to teach undergraduates reading English for an average of six weighted hours per week in full term.

The postholder will be eligible for election as a Fellow of the College, and will be entitled to free meals, medical insurance, research expenses and other benefits.

The successful applicant will hold, or be close to completing, a doctorate in a relevant subject area and demonstrate achievement (commensurate with the candidate’s career) in research in Old or Middle English at a standard which will contribute to and enhance the national and international profile of English at Oxford. The ability to provide effective tutorial teaching to high-achieving undergraduates is essential. The postholder will also need to demonstrate aptitude for a full range of college academic duties; the willingness to contribute to Merton as a member of its Governing Body; and commitment to a personal career development plan.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Wednesday 5 September 2018.
Interviews will be held in College on Friday 28 September 2018.

 

Conference and Events Co-ordinator

Permanent Contract

We are seeking to appoint a Conference and Events Co-ordinator to work in our Conference Office. This role supports the College’s conference business as well as administering internal events such as teaching room bookings and College dinners.

Like all Oxford Colleges, Merton College is a self-governing institution. The Governing Body determines the strategic direction of the College and the primary objective of the College is education. However, during vacation periods, the College uses its facilities for the purposes of conference events including day meetings, residential conferences, dinners and weddings. This activity provides the College with income that is used to help fund the academic objectives of the College.

The successful candidate should have experience of delivering excellent customer care, as well as possessing excellent communication, organisational and client liaison skills, with a high level of attention to detail. She/he should be able to work flexibly as a member of a small team and have excellent IT skills.

The salary for full-time appointment is £23,000.00 to £25,741.00, depending upon experience. Excellent benefits include:

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact the Head of Conference and Accommodation.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Thursday 30 August 2018.
Interviews will take place on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 September 2018.

 

Lodge Porter (Maternity Cover)

Temporary, 12-month maternity cover
Salary £23,370 increasing to £23,901 after probationary period

The Lodge is very much the gateway to the College; on a daily basis our team of Porters welcome and assist a significant number of Fellows, students, staff and visitors from all over the world. Merton is an inclusive international community in which great importance is placed upon equality and diversity. The Porters work in a very busy and public-facing role, one in which they are required to provide the highest possible standards of service at all times.

With a primary focus upon providing a friendly and professional front-of-house service the Porters also have responsibility for the security and safety of college members and premises. This routinely involves:

  • managing keys;
  • monitoring CCTV & access control systems;
  • monitoring various fire and security systems; and
  • conducting regular patrols, responding to alarm activations when required.

The Porters are a small team who play a large and essential role in the day-to-day life of the college. In addition to public-facing duties, the Lodge team will routinely work closely with colleagues in other departments, helping to facilitate numerous events and activities that take place. Importantly, the Porters also provide first aid support and indirect assistance to the welfare team.

We would like to hear from applicants who:

  • enjoy working with and assisting a wide range of people;
  • enjoy variety and responsibility;
  • are naturally personable; and
  • are able to demonstrate experience of working in a public-facing role that has involved providing great customer service.

Successful applicants will receive full training, and the following benefits:

  • Salary - £23,370 rising to £23,901 per annum upon satisfactory completion of probationary period – overtime is applicable to this role;
  • Hours of work - 12-hour rolling shift, based upon 4 shifts a week and a 46.5 hour weekly average – some weekend, Bank Holiday and occasional night working will be required;
  • Pension - Oxford University Pension Scheme;
  • Holiday - 30.5 days paid holiday per year; and
  • Other benefits - on-site parking, free lunches (when the kitchens are open), College Gym, subsidised bus permit, staff social events.

Merton has two lodges; the main lodge on Merton Street and a smaller lodge on the site of student accommodation, a short distance away in Holywell Street. The lodges at Merton College are staffed 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. This role will be required to work at both lodges.

If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact the Lead Porter

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Friday 24 August 2018.
Interviews will be held in College during the week commencing Monday 27 August.

 

Lodge Porter - Day Shifts

Permanent
Salary £23,370 rising to £23,901 after probationary period

The Lodge is the gateway to the College and on a daily basis our team of Porters welcome and assist a significant number of Fellows, students, staff and visitors from all over the world. The Porters therefore work in a very busy and public-facing role, one in which they are required to provide the highest possible standards of service at all times.

With a primary focus upon providing a friendly and professional front-of-house service the Porters also have responsibility for the security and safety of college members and premises. This routinely involves:

  • managing keys;
  • monitoring CCTV & access control systems;
  • monitoring various fire and security systems; and
  • conducting regular patrols, responding to alarm activations when required.

In addition to public-facing duties, the Lodge team will routinely work closely with colleagues in other departments, helping to facilitate numerous events and activities that take place. Importantly, the Porters also provide first aid support and indirect assistance to the welfare team.

We would like to hear from applicants who:

  • enjoy working with and assisting a wide range of people;
  • enjoy variety and responsibility;
  • are naturally personable; and
  • are able to demonstrate experience of working in a public-facing role that has involved providing great customer service.

Successful applicants will receive full training, and the following benefits:

  • Salary - £23,370 rising to £23,901 per annum upon satisfactory completion of probationary period – overtime is applicable to this role;
  • Hours of work - 12-hour rolling shift, based upon 4 shifts a week and a 46.5 hour weekly average – some weekend, Bank Holiday and occasional night working will be required;
  • Pension - Oxford University Pension Scheme;
  • Holiday - 30.5 days paid holiday per year; and
  • Other benefits - on-site parking, free lunches (when the kitchens are open), College Gym, subsidised bus permit, staff social events.

Merton has two lodges; the main lodge on Merton Street and a smaller lodge on the site of student accommodation, a short distance away in Holywell Street. The lodges at Merton College are staffed 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. This role will be required to work at both lodges. 

If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact the Lead Porter

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Friday 24 August 2018.
Interviews will be held in College during the week commencing Monday 27 August.

 

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer

We are a Living Wage Employer