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St Edmund Hall is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford and occupies a historic site in the middle of Oxford, just off the High Street.  The College community has around 70 Fellows, 450 undergraduate and 250 graduate students in addition to administrative and domestic staff.  St Edmund Hall’s roots are in the 13th Century, making it one of the oldest education institutions now within the University of Oxford.

Our first year students are accommodated on the main Queen’s Lane site and all of our single study-bedrooms have a washbasin with bathroom facilities nearby.  Just five minutes’ walk away across Magdalen Bridge, the former Isis Hotel houses about 45 of our undergraduates.  From July to September, the Isis is open to paying guests offering single, twin, double and family rooms with en-suite facilities and breakfast included.  Our newest accommodation opened in 2004, located in East Oxford the William R Miller Building is also close to the main Queen’s Lane site and is home to 55 students who all live in en-suite rooms.   Our Norham Gardens properties are located in leafy North Oxford some ten minutes’ walk from College across the University Parks.  These Victorian houses are very popular with our finalist students.

We are seeking a Scout to assist the Housekeeper (William R Miller and Isis properties) in the efficient running and cleanliness of the College and College properties including living accommodation and public areas.  This position will primarily be based at the William R Miller Building in Dawson Street but a degree of flexibility will be required as staff may also be required to work at any of our other College sites in Queen's Lane and Norham Gardens.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work and communicate in a friendly and effective manner with people at all levels, have a positive and helpful attitude and an eye for detail.  Excellent time management skills and experience of working with cleaning tools and machinery are essential.

In return, we offer a competitve rate of pay, free lunches whilst on duty and when the College Kitchen is open, pension scheme and subsidised bus pass.

The job description and further particulars may be here.

Application Process

Interested candidates should complete the attached Personal Information Statement Form and send a CV together with a covering letter, which explains how they meet the selection criteria for the post, by email to recruitment@seh.ox.ac.uk by Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at GMT 12:00 noon

Interviews are expected to be held on Friday, February 2, 2018.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Please also consider completing an Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form.  Submission of this form is voluntary and does not form part of the selection process, but we would be grateful if you are willing to return it with your application to assist us with our equal opportunity monitoring.



St Edmund Hall is an equal opportunity employer.



Closing date: 
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 12:00pm