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.

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% 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.

We are 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 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 12 noon (BST) on Thursday 8 September 2016.

Library Assistant

Permanent, Full-Time

We invite applications for the post of Library Assistant, within the College Library. This post provides support to the Senior Library Assistant, Assistant Librarian, Fellow Librarian and Archivist in their provision of reader services, collection management (including special collections), and administration.

The position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as organisational skills and the ability to prioritise a diverse workload. The ability to follow procedures and guidelines and produce accurate work is essential.

Merton College offers excellent benefits including:

If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact the Assistant Librarian.

The closing date for applications is 9:00am on Monday 12 September 2016.
Interviews will be held for this post on Monday 19 September 2016.


Merton College is an equal opportunities employer

We are a Living Wage Employer