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

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 2017 to 30 September 2019 (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. Four posts are open to researchers in the Medical Sciences division, and a further four are for researchers in any of the other three divisions (Humanities, Social Sciences, and Mathematical, Physical & Life Sciences). There is no stipend being offered for these posts as they offer an association to the College, not employment.

For further details and application material please follow the links below:

Further Particulars

Application Cover Sheet (Word)

Application Cover Sheet (PDF)

Equal Opportunities Monitoring (Word)

Equal Opportunities Monitoring (PDF)

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon (UK Time) on Monday, 24 April 2017


 

Support Staff Vacancies

 

IT Support Assistant – Student Placement (2017-18)

(Ref 900258)

Somerville is offering a fantastic opportunity for a student with a passion for IT to expand their knowledge and develop their skills working alongside our experienced and dedicated IT team. During this 13 month placement (starting in August 2017) we’ll provide subsidised accommodation in the College grounds, meals and a generous range of benefits, including access to the University staff sporting facilities and world-class libraries.

You’ll have the chance to work on a wide variety of projects and have the flexibility to work on your own initiative supporting our students, fellows and staff with a host of IT issues. You’ll hone your database design and implementation skills (preferably using SQL and PHP) and gain valuable experience in the use of a selection of Windows 7/8.1/10 Workstation, Windows 2008/12 Server and Apple Macintosh products. Knowledge of Microsoft Office packages is needed and training on any other packages and systems will be provided as necessary.

This is a customer-facing role which will allow you to interact with students and staff at all levels. You’ll enjoy communicating technical information in an accessible and clear way and be keen to help resolve all manner of IT problems in proactive and resourceful ways.

For further details and application material please see below.

Further Particulars

Application Form (Word)

Application Form (PDF)

Equal Opportunities Monitoring (Word)

Equal Opportunities Monitoring (PDF)

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Monday, 24th April 2017.

Interviews are likely to be held in the week of 8th May 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.

 

 

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