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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.

Senior Common Room and Hall Supervisor

Fixed-term contract for 12 months.

We invite applications for a Senior Common Room (SCR) & Hall Supervisor to supervise our SCR & Hall team in delivering catering-related duties to a high standard for all College members and visitors to the College.

Duties include supervising the preparation of rooms for food service, serving food and beverages and clearing rooms following service, as well as carrying out these functions alongside the team.

Working a 40-hour week, normally over 5 days a week, applicants will be required to work split shifts including evenings, weekends and bank holidays. Times of work will vary in accordance with the weekly duty roster notified to you in advance by your Head of Department, so flexibility is essential.

The salary for this role is £20,181 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 Steward, Malgorzata Skalik.

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Friday 3 February 2017.


Alumni Communications Officer

We are seeking to appoint an Alumni Communications Officer with strong communications and publications skills, and an ambition to develop a career in marketing, publishing or development. The post-holder will be responsible for managing the College’s alumni print publications, which include Postmaster and The Merton Record, the Newsletter and the Donor Report, as well as a termly e-newsletter The Merton Messenger, and will oversee all communications to Merton’s alumni, including online, email and digital.

The post-holder joins the Development Office at an exciting time in the College’s history, 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;
  • a high level of attention to detail and of literacy; and
  • excellent IT skills.

She or he should be able to work independently and flexibly as a member of a small team.

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, Christine Taylor.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Wednesday 25 January 2017.


Housekeeping Supervisor

We are seeking to appoint a Housekeeping Supervisor to supervise our team of cleaners and laundry services, in order to ensure the highest standards of cleaning throughout the College, its annexes and estates properties in Oxford.

The successful candidate should have excellent oral and written English communication skills, as well as being highly organised with the ability to prioritise tasks. She/he should be able to work independently and flexibly as a member of the team, with the ability to supervise the work of others.

The salary is £19,000 to £21,100 per annum. Paid overtime is also applicable to this role.

Hours of work are 40 hours a week (including breaks); normally 8 hours per day Monday to Friday, typically either 7:00am to 3:00pm, or 8:00am to 4:00pm. The exact daily hours will be determined by the Housekeeper in line with operational requirements. Additionally, you will be required to work some weekends. Therefore a flexible approach to hours and duties is essential.

Excellent benefits include:

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact the Housekeeper, Joanne Durkin.

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Wednesday 25 January 2017.


Leventis Research Fellow

Salary £29,819 pa, plus a housing allowance of £10,000 pa, or free accommodation.

We propose to elect a Leventis Research Fellow in Ancient Greek for four years commencing on Sunday 1 October 2017 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 area of Ancient Greek;
  • to contribute to the wider academic research projects in the University in Classics, including establishing productive research collaborations with other classicists in Oxford or elsewhere; and
  • to teach undergraduates reading Classics 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.

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 at a standard which will contribute to and enhance the national and international profile of Classics 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 Fellow will be entitled to free meals, medical insurance, research expenses and other benefits.

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Friday 3 February 2017.
Interviews will be held in College on 15 March 2017.


Merton College is an equal opportunities employer

We are a Living Wage Employer