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At Exeter College we provide our staff with far more than just a financial package. People working here tell us that they like the small and friendly feel of the College, that they enjoy being able to make a difference through what they do, and that they appreciate the College’s emphasis on valuing individual differences.

Of course, we also know that offering competitive pay and motivating benefits is an essential part of our ability to attract and retain talented people to keep taking the College forward. That’s why our reward package has a range of different elements including:

  • Competitive salaries, which are regularly reviewed
  • Generous annual leave allowance, including a 5-day closure over the Christmas period
  • Flexible working options, including homeworking
  • Free meal whilst on duty
  • Contributory pension scheme, with significant employer contributions
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to private health and dental insurance at reduced rates
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Family-friendly benefits, including flexible working, and enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption pay
  •  Access to a wide range of benefits within the wider University of Oxford

Training and development

Education is what the College is all about. We therefore strongly believe in personal development for employees, as well as internal talent management, and leadership development for managers.

Whatever your role and level within the College, we’re keen to help you grow and develop, so that you can make the most of your talents.

Social activities

We want to have fun at work. As well as an annual Christmas party, we also support charity days, host seminars and lectures, and run events and special dinners throughout the year. The College also offers regular Guest Nights in the dining hall, to which College members can invite friends or family.

Our academic staff have a lively community within the SCR, and there is often stimulating discussion and debate as people share the latest aspects of their research. We also have a number of visiting academics each year, who add to this mix.

People say that they like the ‘family’ feel of the College – why not come and try it for yourself?