Job opportunities

Details of our current vacancies can be found below. Any queries should be directed to:  Human Resources Office, Somerville College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HD, human.resources@some.ox.ac.uk

Somerville is a forward-looking and adventurous College with a ethos of tolerance and friendliness. We pursue academic excellence through the encouragement of our students, support for the research of our Fellows, and the development and support of all the dedicated teaching and support staff. Whether as a member of our academic or support staff, you will find a warm welcome in a unique and exciting environment.

Please follow the application procedures detailed in the further particulars for each post and ensure that you quote the vacancy reference in any correspondence. We request that applicants download and submit an equal opportunities monitoring form with their application. Personal information provided for recruitment monitoring does not form part of the selection process and will not be seen by any member of the selection panel.

All appointments are made subject to right to work in the UK. To check eligibility and documentation requirements please visit the Home Office website

Somerville College values equality and diversity


Academic Vacancies

There are currently no academic vacancies.

 


 

Support Staff Vacancies

College Plumber/Maintenance Team Member

Ref: 900256

As a vital member of a small team, you will be responsible for maintaining the Somerville College’s plumbing and drainage systems. This broad and interesting role will cover a variety of duties including general maintenance and repair of the College’s historic buildings.

You will have plumbing experience and be qualified to at least a Level 2 in NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating (or equivalent). You will also have a good level of general fitness and have a flexible, team-oriented approach to your duties.

Benefits include generous holidays, a contributory pension scheme, free life-assurance, free lunch while on duty, and an on-site nursery.

Further details and how to apply for this position are available below:

Further Particulars – 900256

Application Form (PDF)

Application Form (Word)

Equal Opportunities Monitoring (PDF)

Equal Opportunities Monitoring (Word)

The closing date for completed applications is 10am on Monday, 6th March 2017. Interviews will be held in the week beginning 20th March 2017.

Casual Lodge Porters

(Ref 900252)

Somerville College would like to receive applications from candidates who would be interested in carrying out occasional work only and on a casual basis.

The Lodge is staffed seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, by a team of full time and part time Lodge staff providing reception and security services for the College.

The Lodge Porters will need to have the personal flexibility to participate in a shift rota comprising of a morning shift from 7am to 3pm, and an evening shift from 3pm to 11pm. Previous experience in a Security or College Porter role would be advantageous. A current first aid qualification would be desirable. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Further details and how to apply for this position are available below:

Further Particulars 900252

Application Form (PDF)

Application Form (Word)

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (PDF)

Equal Opportunities Monitoring (Word)

 

There is no fixed closing date for this post but interested candidates are advised to submit an application as soon as possible.

Somerville College values equality and diversity

Casual Housekeeping General Assistants (‘Scouts’)

Ref: 900253

We welcome applications from candidates who would be interested in carrying out occasional work only and on a casual basis in the Housekeeping Department.

The Housekeeping Department has a team of General Assistants, or ‘Scouts’, who are managed by the Housekeeping and Accommodation Manager and supervised by our Senior Housekeeping Assistants on a daily basis. Together the team are responsible for delivering a consistently high quality standard of cleaning and general housekeeping throughout the College. All rooms are cleaned to the required standard and are formally checked by the Senior Housekeeping Assistants prior to the arrival of students at the beginning of term time and visitors during the conference periods.

Members of the Housekeeping team carry out cleaning duties on a daily basis and clean any area of the College as required. This may include student rooms, Fellows’ rooms, administrative offices, communal areas, bathrooms, toilets and pantry areas. In vacation time Scouts prepare rooms for conference guests after students have departed, including making beds. Conference rooms are serviced daily, changing beds and towels weekly. Scouts are responsible for counting and bagging up of laundry for the Senior Housekeeper in designated areas.

The rate of pay will be £8.45 per hour.

The shifts on offer may be mornings and/or weekends. There are no guaranteed minimum hours per day or days per week/day. It is expected that successful applicants will be willing to work all reasonable hours offered and to work flexibly in accordance with the needs of the College.

Further details and how to apply for this position are available below:

Further Particulars 900253

Application Form (PDF)

Application Form (Word)

Equal Opportunities Monitoring (PDF)

Equal Opportunities Monitoring (Word)

There is no fixed closing date for this post but interested candidates are advised to submit an application as soon as possible.

 

Junior Dean (2017-19)

Ref: 900254

Applications are invited from individuals currently enrolled on a full-time graduate research or graduate medical course at the University of Oxford (at any college and which will last for the duration of this appointment) for this excellent opportunity at Somerville College.

The Junior Deans have an important role to play in promoting good relations and a positive atmosphere within the College. Post holders require mature and good judgement, discretion, an ability to relate to people at all levels, and a high degree of flexibility in response to a wide range of unpredictable situations.

The Decanal Team comprises the Dean and Junior Deans. The Junior Deans report to the Senior Tutor. They also have a functional reporting line to the Dean, to assist with the execution of disciplinary duties, and report to the Academic Registrar on a day-to-day basis regarding welfare cases.

Further details and how to apply for this position are available below:

Further Particulars – Junior Dean

Application Form (Word)

Application Form (PDF)

EO Monitoring (Word)

EO Monitoring (PDF)

 

The closing date for completed applications is 10.00 a.m. on 27th February 2017

Interviews will be held in Oxford on 20th March 2017

 

The University of Oxford and Somerville College are equal opportunities employers.