Senior Tutor


The Governing Body of Worcester College invites applications from exceptional candidates to fulfil the role of Senior Tutor from September 2021. This is the first time that Worcester College has appointed a full time Senior Tutor and so it represents an exciting opportunity to play a fundamental role in the leadership of academic strategy and activities within the College. The Senior Tutor will take over the (currently part-time, seconded) roles of Tutor for Admissions and Tutor for Graduates and will have overall responsibility for graduate and undergraduate admissions, student academic progress, and the provision of teaching and support, including the academic staff appointments process. 

Alongside a substantial record of relevant experience, candidates will need to demonstrate that they share the College’s deeply held commitment to nurturing a welcoming and inclusive home for excellence in academia.

The College

The College is one of the 39 constituent Colleges of the University of Oxford, and is home to a vibrant academic community of around 75 Fellows, a lively and varied student body of around 450 undergraduates and 200 graduates, and a dedicated expert team of more than 200 professional staff, all representing a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

The College is delighted to welcome David Isaac as the new Provost in July 2021.

The Governing Body of Worcester College has made a formal commitment to building a more socially and culturally diverse academic community. It is our conviction that academic excellence and integrity acquire and retain their value only in a culture of diversity and accessibility. We believe it our duty to work ceaselessly to make Worcester College not only a home for academic excellence and high professional standards, but also a happy and supportive community that is genuinely representative of our society.

Further information about Worcester College can be found at

Terms and Conditions:

The salary is £64,605. The Senior Tutor will be a Fellow of the College.

Benefits of working for the College include 38 days’ holiday (including bank holidays), the option to join a University pension scheme, and lunches and dinners at the Common Table in term and vacation, free of charge, when the kitchens are open.

The successful candidate is expected to start in September 2021 or 1 October 2021, or as soon as possible after those dates.

Working Hours:  Full time working hours are 37.5 hours per week. Some flexibility is necessary as the postholder may be asked to work longer hours at some points during the academic year (e.g. during the undergraduate admissions exercise in December, or during the start of Michaelmas term when students arrive).  All Bank holidays during term time are working days and the holiday may be taken at other times; no annual leave can be taken during term time.

Application Procedure

Worcester College is an equal opportunities employer and as part of our diversity strategy, we welcome excellent candidates from groups which are under-represented on our staff: black and minority ethnic candidates, and women of all ethnicities.

We also welcome applications from candidates who have a disability or long-term health condition and we are committed to providing effective support. Please let us know if you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, including the provision of these documents in large print, audio or other formats. If we invite you for interview, we shall ask whether you require any particular arrangements at the interview.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Applications should consist of:

1.            A completed application form, this can be downloaded from the link below

2.            A full curriculum vitae;

3.            A supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post, giving examples of your skills and experience.

We shall request references for shortlisted candidates.

Applications should be sent (as a single PDF file) to the Academic Administrator, Ms Phillipa Tarver, at

Candidates are encouraged to complete an optional Diversity Declaration form, available at, which will assist the College with monitoring equal opportunities in recruitment. We can assure you that the information given is kept separately from the information used in recruitment decisions; and that all information is strictly confidential, used purely for statistical purposes and to ensure that policies are being applied fairly.

Please e-mail your Diversity Declaration form to separately from your application.

Queries about the post should be directed by Monday 15th February 2021 to the Interim Provost, Professor Kate Tunstall, at

The closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 19 February 2021.

Interviews will take place in the week of 15 March 2021.

Closing date: 
19 February 2021
Further particulars: 
Diversity Declaration: