Job opportunities

Details of our current vacancies can be found below. Any queries should be directed to:  Human Resources Office, Somerville College,

All appointments are made subject to right to work in the UK. To check eligibility and documentation requirements please visit the Home Office website.   Appointments may also be subject to pre-employment screening.

Somerville College values equality and diversity

  • Treasury Assistant (Purchase Ledger) – Internal

    Join our small, friendly Treasury team in this essential role.

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  • Housekeeping Assistants (Casual)

    Somerville College would welcome applications from candidates who would be interested in carrying out work on a casual basis in the Housekeeping Department. The shifts on offer may be mornings and/or weekends.
    Consideration will also be given to candidates who are interested in undertaking work for a fixed-term period over the summer conference season from June to October.

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  • Lodge Porters (Casual)

    Somerville College would welcome applications from candidates who would be interested in carrying out work on a casual basis in the Lodge. The shifts on offer will be according to the Lodge rota system comprising morning shifts from 7am to 3pm, and evening shifts from 3pm to 11pm, both weekdays and weekends.

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  • Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in Mathematics

    Somerville College and the Mathematical Institute invite applications for a stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship in Mathematics, tenable for a fixed-term of three years from 1 October 2019. The Fellowship is open to those researching in Mathematics, and is intended for candidates who are at an early stage in their academic career. This is a full-time position that cannot be held concurrently with any other substantive post without explicit permission of the College and Head of Department.

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  • Fulford Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships

    Somerville College invites applications for up to eight Fulford Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships for the period 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2021 (or for the duration of the postholder’s appointment if this is shorter). The posts are intended to provide the opportunity for outstanding early career researchers to benefit from association with a College, and to encourage interactions with the wider Somerville community.

    There is no stipend being offered for these posts as they offer an association to the College, not employment.

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  • Lodge Porter (Fixed-Term)

    We are looking for a self-motivated individual who reacts well under pressure and is able to respond effectively to emergencies or other incidents. The ideal candidate will be flexible, able to work confidentially, courteously and calmly in all manner of situations and have previous experience in customer-facing or service roles.

    This post is fixed-term until 1 November to cover current demand in the Lodge.

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Equal Opportunities

The policy and practice of Somerville College requires that all staff are afforded equal opportunities within employment. Entry  and progression will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria  related to the duties of the post and  relevant salary structure.  In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. Subject to statutory provisions, no applicant or member of staff will be treated less favourably than another because of any protected characteristic. Where suitably qualified individuals are available, selection committees will contain at least one member of each sex.

Data Protection

All data supplied by candidates will be used only for the purposes of determining their suitability for the post and will be held in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the College’s Data Protection Policy.