Job opportunities

Details of our current vacancies can be found below. Any queries should be directed to

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

  • AV Technical Services Manager

    We have an exciting opportunity for an Audio Visual Technical Service Manager to develop, maintain and support a high quality and professional audio-visual service to College members and customers, working with a broad range of technologies and users.

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  • Chapel Director

    We are seeking a well-organised Chapel Director to organise the weekly Choral Contemplation on Sunday evenings within full term and arrange for suitable speakers, liaising with the Director of Chapel Music. The post holder would be required to organise other events that arise, such as memorial meetings and weddings.

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  • Chef de Partie

    We are looking for a well-organised, experienced chef to work as a member of a team of chefs, running a section and/or meal service to ensure that a high standard of meals are provided at all times in compliance with the Food, Health and Safety Regulations and College policies.

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  • Weekend Lodge Porter

    We are looking for an individual to provide a first class reception service, operating the telephone switchboard, monitor college security and general porterage duties.

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  • Commis Chef

    You will be involved in preparing meals of high quality to senior members, students and commercial customers, including fine-dining for events and special dinners. A good understanding of Food and Health and Safety Regulations, flexibility and a willingness to learn are essential.

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Equal Opportunities

We are committed to affording equal opportunities for all within employment. Entry and progression will be determined only by personal merit and the 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.