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,

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

  • Deputy Nursery Manager (Maternity Cover)

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a fixed term maternity cover position at Somerville’s St Paul’s Nursery.  If you are an enthusiastic and caring person experienced and qualified in early years child-care, then we would like to hear from you. 

    The Deputy Manager plays a key role in creating a positive learning environment in which children can flourish as well creating effective and cooperative relationships with the children, their parents and staff.

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  • Project Accountant (Part-time, two years fixed term)

    Somerville College is about to embark on an exciting new building project – the Catherine Hughes Building.  You  will be responsible for managing the accounting for the development project and the Somerville Trading Company, which deals with conference events at the College. The College has a busy Conference & Events department responsible for events during the year including summer schools and educational conferences.  Turnover this year is expected to be £1.4M.


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  • Tutorial and Graduate Officer (Maternity Cover)

    This post may also be offered as a secondment opportunity.
    Applications are invited to cover a period of Maternity leave from 1 September 2017 to 19 January 2018.

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  • Sous Chef

    We are looking for a well-organised, experienced chef to assist with running our dynamic and busy kitchen providing a wider variety of catering to an extremely high standard.
    Please note that this vacancy is for internal applicants only.

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  • Weekend Housekeeping Assistants (‘Scouts’) – Temporary Summer Work

    Somerville College would welcome applications from candidates interested in temporary, weekend work over the summer months in the Housekeeping Department.

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  • Casual Housekeeping General Assistants (‘Scouts’)

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

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  • Casual Lodge Porters

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

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