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.

Lodge Porter - Nights

Contract type: Full-time, average 42 hours/week, permanent position.
Shift pattern: Permanent night shift.
Salary: £24,499 after probationary period, plus £1,000 night shift allowance.

The Lodge is very much 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 role is a very busy and public-facing one in which the Porters are required to provide the highest possible standards of service at all times.

We would like to hear from applicants who enjoy working with and assisting a wide range of people, and who enjoy variety and responsibility. You will be naturally personable and able to demonstrate experience of working in a public-facing role that has involved providing great customer service.

Working hours are 42 per week on a ‘3 days on and 3 days off' 6-week cycle.

Benefits include:

  • The equivalent of 7.6 weeks' holiday per annum;
  • meal allowance;
  • uniform;
  • membership of the OSPS pension scheme;
  • private health cover;
  • use of the College fitness facilities; and
  • on-site parking.

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact the Head Porter, Huw James.

If you have already applied for this position and your application was unsuccessful, please note the college will not be reconsidering recent applicants.

The deadline for applications is 9:00am on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

Housekeeper/Cleaner to the Warden

Contract Type: Permanent, part-time; 20hrs per week, Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Salary: £10.31 per hour; £10,722.40 per annum
Location: Merton College, Oxford
Department: Housekeeping

Merton College wishes to appoint a non-resident housekeeper to support the Warden, her family and their guests, on a daily basis in the Warden's Lodgings, situated in the grounds of Merton College fronting onto Merton Street.

The ideal candidate will possess a cheerful personality with a sense of humour and calm temperament. The Housekeeper will be discreet, tactful, confidential and have a flexible approach to their job, with the ability to work in a busy household that entails a range of family events, professional and personal visits.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including:

  • membership of the OSPS pension scheme;
  • 38 days holiday including bank holidays;
  • private medical cover; and
  • car parking.

The position may be discussed further with the Head of Conference and Accommodation by emailing Sally Hague.

The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon on Thursday 20 May 2021.

Fitzjames Research Fellow in Music

Salary £31,490 pa, plus a housing allowance of £10,000 pa or free accommodation.

Merton College proposes to elect a Fitzjames Research Fellow in Music from 1 October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a fixed-term appointment with a negotiable duration from a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 4 years, depending on candidate availability. This is a prestigious career development post which will provide a promising academic with opportunities to develop as a researcher and university teacher.

The main duties of the post will be:

  • to undertake innovative research in the broad area of Music (musicology, and/or music theory);
  • to contribute to the wider academic research projects in the University in Music, including establishing productive research collaborations with other academics in Oxford or elsewhere; and
  • to teach undergraduates reading Music for an average of six weighted hours per week in full term.

The Fellow will be eligible for election to the Governing Body of the College. The Fellow 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 field of research in Music and will 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 Music 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 deadline for applications is 12:00 noon on Wednesday 19 May, 2021.
Interviews will be held in mid-June 2021.

Casual Lodge Porter (Nights)

Contract type: Casual work
Salary:  £10.31 per hour
Shift pattern: Night shift; 12-hour shift (18:30-06:30)
Location: Merton College, Oxford

Merton has two Lodges which are very much the gateway to the College, and on a daily basis our team of Porters welcome and assist a significant number of Fellows, students and staff in all aspects of college life.

We have casual work available for candidates who are naturally personable and be able to demonstrate experience of working in a public-facing role that required problem-solving skills alongside providing exceptional customer service. Work will be offered on an ad hoc basis as and when shifts are required.

Benefits include a meal allowance of £5 per shift when on duty at the Holywell Lodge, car parking is also available.

If you have any questions regarding the role, please email the Head Porter, Huw James.

The deadline for applications is 9:00am on Monday 17 May 2021.

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer


We are a Living Wage Employer