Current job vacancies | Oxford University Department for Continuing Education

Departmental Lecturer in Architectural History

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833p.a.

Closing date: 24 November 2017

We are seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer to contribute to the teaching, supervision, examining and organisation of the Architectural History Programme. This is a full-time, 1 year fixed-term post starting in September 2018

You will need: a relevant postgraduate qualification (preferably a doctorate in a relevant discipline, though substantial relevant professional experience may be acceptable); an aptitude for teaching and some experience of teaching and research; sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the architectural history of England to be able to teach the broad-ranging syllabus and to supervise dissertations in both architectural history (following a humanities-based tradition) and historic conservation (a social-science model); a publication record and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field; demonstrable ability to act on own initiative and to be part of a team; evidence of general administrative skills, including familiarity with appropriate IT packages; awareness of and support for the ethos of university continuing education, including teaching and supporting students of all ages from diverse backgrounds.

This is an opportunity to work with a dynamic, multi-disciplinary academic team supporting an expanding programme attracting outstanding participants from all over the world.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 24 November 2017.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.


Part-time Seasonal Administrative Assistant

Grade 3: £18,777 - £21,585 p.a. (pro rata)

Closing date: 24 November 2017

We are seeking an administrative assistant to provide support to the International Human Rights Law (IHRL) Administrator for five hours a day, Monday to Friday, from early-February to mid-October in delivering all aspects of a Summer School and a part-time Masters. The post holder will work in particular on the preparation and administration of the Summer School and the residential element of the Master’s programme including the compilation of reading materials, admissions, invoicing and collecting payments.

The successful candidate must have excellent organisational and IT skills (using Microsoft packages), and must be accurate and literate. A flexible and positive approach is essential.

o The post is available from 5 February to 12 October 2018 (36 weeks). o The expected hours of work are Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 15:00 with one hour for lunch, though alternative hours may be considered o Occasionally some extra hours’ work may be available.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 24 November 2017.


Restaurant Supervisor

Grade 2: £16,654 - £18,777 with a discretionary range to £20,411 p.a (pro rata for part-time)

Closing date: 24 November 2017

The Department for Continuing Education is seeking to appoint a Restaurant Supervisor to assist the Senior Restaurant Manager in providing an efficient service in the Dining room and Common Room to our students, staff, visitors and residents.

The Restaurant Supervisor will work an average of 36.5 hours per week, normally 5 days out of 7, and may be required to work extra hours on occasion. The normal operating hours of the Catering Operation are 7.30am - 10.45pm, 7 days a week. These hours may vary due to business levels and customer requirements. In addition the postholder provides assistance to the meeting rooms (tea/coffee service) during their shift.

You will have previous relevant experience in a catering environment, be entirely trustworthy, be able to work without supervision and possess a strong sense of customer service.

The appointment will be made for 2 years in the first instance with the possibility of renewal thereafter.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 24 November 2017.


Administrator - Pre-masters Short Courses

Grade 4: £21,585 - £24,983 p.a.

Closing date: 01 December 2017

The post entails the successful administration and delivery each year of six to eight spring and summer schools plus a certificate programme, all for participants drawn primarily from overseas.

The postholder must have excellent organisational and administrative skills with good interpersonal skills and, preferably, experience of successfully organising events for groups. The successful candidate will also have an excellent command of English, strong IT skills, and a high degree of accuracy, coupled with administrative experience of working in an office.

The appointment is for 2 years in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 1 December 2017.


Part-time Departmental Lecturer in Environmental Science

Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a. (pro rata)

Closing date: 01 December 2017

We are seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer to cover the secondment of the Co-Director of the Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques and to contribute to the teaching, supervision, examining and organisation of the course. This is an opportunity to work with a dynamic, multi-disciplinary Centre supporting a programme attracting outstanding participants from all over the world.

This post is fixed-term and part-time (0.2FTE).

You will need: a strong academic background in a relevant discipline/field, evidenced through high level qualifications (preferably a doctorate) and publications; experience of online/web-based teaching at postgraduate level; experience as a course organiser or leader at postgraduate level.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 1 December 2017.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.


Part-time Housekeepers

Grade 1: £16,341 with a discretionary range to £16,983 p.a. (pro rata)

Closing date: 01 December 2017

We are looking for housekeepers to join our busy team. The work involves the cleaning of bedrooms, bathrooms, offices, seminar rooms, corridors, stairways, toilets and other public areas in the Department. You will be based primarily at our main premises in Wellington Square, Oxford.

The shift patterns available are:

Role 1: Accommodation Mon and Tuesday: 8am-12.30pm Thursday and Friday: 8am-12.30pm Total: 18 hours

Role 2: Accommodation Saturday and Sunday 8am-12.30pm Total: 9 hours with possibility of overtime if interested

Role 3: Accommodation Monday and Tuesday 9am-12.30pm plus regular overtime, particularly over the weekends. Total: 7 hours

Role 4: Public areas Monday to Friday 6.30am – 11.00am Total: 22.50

Role 5: Public areas afternoon Monday to Friday: 4pm - 7pm. Total: 15 Hours

Role 6: Public areas morning Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 6.30am - 8.30am Thursday and Friday 6.30am – 10.30am Total: 14 hours

Please state in your application which role(s) you are applying for.

The appointments will be for a period of 2 years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal thereafter.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 1 December 2017.


Head of Student Administration

Grade 9: £46,336 - £53,691 p.a.

Closing date: 04 December 2017

We are looking for someone to support and lead our student administration through a period of significant restructuring, while maintaining present levels of service. You will play a key role in the implementation of structural reforms, including liaising with the central university student administration. Within the Department, you will be responsible for student administration including admissions, teaching and assessment and the oversight and implementation of academic policy and practice.

You will have: excellent teamwork and liaison skills including the ability to work with people from different backgrounds and at all levels within the collegiate University, as well as demonstrably high levels of customer communication and interaction skills via telephone, in writing, and face to face; significant expertise and experience of student and course administration in a higher education environment; a proven ability in project and change management with previous experience of successfully managing change and working with and developing business processes; experience of using student data and office IT systems to an advanced level, with excellent numerical skills.

The appointment is permanent.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 4 December 2017.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.