Skip Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Footer

Night Porter

Salary: £26,411 p.a.

How would you like to work in one of Oxford’s most beautiful and prestigious colleges? Oriel is a welcoming academic community in the heart of Oxford, a place of study and learning for nearly 700 years. Home to world-class teaching, learning and research, we welcome students and staff from all over the world.  The College is the fifth oldest college in Oxford, and is situated on Oxford’s High Street. Oriel College currently has around 300 undergraduate students and 200 postgraduate students, studying a whole range of subjects.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our busy team as a Night Lodge Porter.  Duties will include meeting and greeting a broad range of visitors to the college, answering incoming telephone calls, handling emergencies including welfare issues, security patrols and helping maintain good order throughout the College.

We are looking for candidates who are able to demonstrate that they cope well under pressure in a calm and professional manner.  You should be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing and be PC literate.  Previous experience working in a front-line customer facing role is essential.

Preference will be given to candidates who have previous experience of working in either a reception or a security role or who have previous college experience. The job holder should be prepared to qualify as a college First Aider.

Regularly working nights on a rota basis 4 days on, 4 days off. 7pm – 7am. The post holder will be asked to work day shifts on their shift pattern if the need arises.

In addition to a highly competitive salary, benefits include 38 days holiday (pro rata) including public holidays, meals on duty, while kitchen is open, pension scheme, travel loan scheme, cycle to work scheme and uniform.

How to Apply

To apply: please download an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and submit both alongside a CV via email to or in writing to HR Department, Oriel College, Oriel Square, Oxford. OX1 4EW

Please note this vacancy will remain open until a suitable candidate is recruited.

The College exists to promote excellence in education and research and is actively committed to the principle of equality of opportunity for all suitably qualified candidates

Download the Job Description
Download an application form
Download an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form