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.
Lodge Porter

Day shift; full-time, average 42 hours per week; permanent position
Salary: £24,499 (£11.21/hour) after probationary period

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 required problem-solving skills alongside providing exceptional customer service.

Working hours are 42 per week on a ‘3 days on, 3 days off’ on a six-week cycle. Benefits include:

  • The equivalent of 7.6 weeks' holiday;
  • free meals when on duty;
  • 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.

The closing date for applications is 9:00am on Monday 17 August 2020.
 

Administrative Officer

Permanent, 35 hours per week, circa £26,000 dependent on experience

The postholder will be a member of the Warden's Office, and will work under the overall direction and supervision of the Warden’s PA. The Administrative Officer supports the Warden’s PA, although direct instruction from the Warden (Head of College) or Sub-Warden is likely from time to time. The Administrative Officer also works closely with the Sub-Warden’s Secretary in relation to the administration of the Governance of the College.

The Administrative Officer will need to be a confident person who enjoys an administrative role, with highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, who is able to exercise discretion and preserve confidentiality.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including:

  • membership of the OSPS pension scheme;
  • 38 days' holiday including Bank Holidays;
  • private medical cover;
  • free lunch in Hall; and
  • car parking.

The position may be discussed further with the Warden’s PA by emailing Lisa Lawrence.

The closing date for applications is 9:00am on Monday 10 August 2020.
 

School Liaison & Access Officer

Permanent, 35 hours per week
Salary: £27,000-£30,000 per annum dependent on skills and experience

Merton College is looking for an enthusiastic, effective communicator with a passion for outreach to join us as our Schools Liaison and Access Officer. This could be an ideal role for someone who is looking to begin a career in outreach or Higher Education, or for someone with a background in education who is seeking to change career.  

The Schools Liaison and Access Officer will play a vital role in Merton’s work to attract academically talented applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, and in helping to increase the proportions of students from groups who are currently under-represented in Oxford. This is an exciting opportunity for a well-organised individual to play an integral part in developing and delivering the College’s access and outreach strategy, working with prospective and current students, schools, academic and administrative colleagues, and a range of other stakeholders. 

We offer an excellent benefits package, including:

  • membership of the OSPS pension scheme;
  • 38 days' holiday including Bank Holidays;
  • private medical cover;
  • free lunch in Hall; and
  • car parking.

The College will pay for membership of the relevant professional body, HELOA (Higher Education Liaison Officers’ Association).

The position may be discussed further with the Senior Tutor by e-mailing Jane Gover.

The closing date for applications is 9.00am on Tuesday 1 September 2020.

Admissions Officer

Permanent, 35 hours per week
Salary: £27,000-£30,000 per annum dependent on skills and experience

Merton College is looking for an enthusiastic individual with proven administrative skills to join the Academic Office team as Admissions Officer.

The Admissions Officer oversees the planning, co-ordination, and delivery of all aspects of the Undergraduate Admissions process, including the organisation of the interviews. With the support of other members of the team the post-holder ensures that this process is executed efficiently, to the highest possible standard for applicants and College academic staff alike. The post-holder also administers the College’s Open Days and Degree Days.   

The Admissions Officer also supports the College’s outreach programme of visits and events, and contributes to our publications, communications, and social media strategies.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including:

  • membership of the OSPS pension scheme;
  • 38 days' holiday including Bank Holidays;
  • private medical cover;
  • free lunch in Hall; and
  • car parking.

The position may be discussed further with the Senior Tutor by e-mailing Jane Gover.

The closing date for applications is 9.00am on Tuesday 1 September 2020.

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer

 

We are a Living Wage Employer