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.

Chef de Partie

We invite applications for a Chef de Partie to work in our busy kitchen in Merton Street.

Reporting to the Head Chef, the Chef de Partie will be expected to prepare and cook a wide range of fresh foods to a high standard, taking charge of any section of the kitchen as required.

You will work a 40-hour week, normally over 5 shifts a week, in accordance with the weekly duty roster notified to you in advance by your Head of Department. Typically the shifts will be 8 hours in duration and will cover a combination of early mornings and late evenings during a combination of weekdays and weekends including public holidays as required.

The salary for this role is in the range £18,000-£23,000 per annum. Overtime is also applicable to this role.

Merton College offers excellent benefits including:

A uniform and any PPE will be provided. Please note that College accommodation is not on offer for this role.

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact the Head Chef.

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Monday 29 August 2016.


Merton College is an equal opportunities employer

We are a Living Wage Employer