Domestic Bursar

Oxford, Oxfordshire (GB)
£55,750 - £64,605 per annum.
22 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
26 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time


St John’s College seeks to appoint a Domestic Bursar who will be responsible for management and efficient running of the College’s domestic, guest and conference services and compliance with regulations applying to these activities. This is a senior position that will be at the heart of the College and is key both to facilitating the academic activities of the College and to ensuring that the services relied on by all members run smoothly. 

St John’s College is one of the larger colleges in the University of Oxford. Founded in 1555 by Sir Thomas White, it is a long-established member of the thirty-eight colleges of Oxford University. Like all colleges, it is an independent, self-governing establishment, which functions both as an academic institution and as a social and residential centre for its members. The College has around 650 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Fellowship includes approximately 100 academics, of which 58 are members of the College’s Governing Body that has overall responsibility for all aspects of the running the College. There are approximately 200 non-academic staff, about 130 of these work in the domestic area of College. For further information about the College, please visit our website at  
The post requires excellent strategic planning and implementation skills, commercial acumen as well as an open, collaborative approach working with and leading a team. Previous managerial and operational experience at senior level is essential alongside proven financial and people management.  

Appointment will be made on Grade 10 of the University’s salary scale for academic related staff according to experience, currently £55,750 - £64,605 per annum.  Please see the College website for full details: 

Applications consisting of a covering letter explaining your suitability for the post and a full CV should be sent by email to for the attention of Mrs Amanda Armstrong.  Please provide the names, addresses and telephone number of two referees. Referees should be people who have direct experience of your work through working closely with you for a considerable period, and at least one of them should be your formal line manager in your most recent job. References will not be taken up before the interview stage.    

The deadline for applications is: 12 noon on 26 February 2021. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Interviews are expected to be held in early March.  Applicants are requested to complete our voluntary Recruitment Monitoring Form. 

St John’s College is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all. We encourage job applicants from all sectors of the community and are especially keen to encourage women and candidates from other under-represented groups to apply for advertised positions. 

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