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All vacancies within IT Services can be found on the University Recruitment site. Please use this site to obtain further details, including a job description and selection criteria, and to apply.

Note: to see all jobs relating to IT Services you will need to search for jobs listed under two departments: 'Computing Services' and 'IT Services New Unit'. 

We also have part time positions available in the Help Centre, as Evening Computing Assistants, and as Course Demonstrators:

IT Services Summer Internship Programme 2014

This summer IT Services are offering paid 8-week internships to current Oxford University students. This is an exciting opportunity for students from a variety of backgrounds to work in a wide range of IT-related projects. The internship will offer you valuable work experience that will help in your future career, as well as being part of key projects for the University.

All internships will run for eight weeks over July and August 2014, and you will be paid £12.43 an hour.

The 10 internship opportunities are:

  1. Dreaming Spools (Oxford's history on film)
  2. WebLearn Interactive Polls
  3. Visual design for IT Services Open Portal
  4. Open Portal video content development
  5. Linux Systems Integration
  6. Lecture Capture Case Studies
  7. One-time password tokens for mobile devices
  8. WebLearn Javascript widgets
  9. Web developer for media publishing (Oxford's media archive)
  10. Resource development for the First World War centenary

Further details on the projects are available for download:

To apply please send your CV making sure that it addresses the skills requirements in the description along with a brief covering letter explaining which internship you are applying for and why it interests you, to the IT Services HR Office 13 Banbury Road or email to hr@it.ox.ac.uk no later than 12.00 noon on Monday 28th April 2014. If you wish to apply for multiple internships please select your top three that you are most interested in.

Casual Part-Time Jobs

These positions are available to Members of Oxford University only. If interested, please send an email to the contact listed in each description.

Help Centre Computing Assistants

IT Services occasionally recruits part-time casual staff to cover various duties at its Help Centre at 13 Banbury Road. These positions are open to all members of Oxford University.

The working hours are variable, and typically range from 2 to 10 hours a week during normal office hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm). You will be responsible to the Help Centre Deputy Manager for the following duties:

  • Providing, where possible, first-line advice to visitors and telephone callers and logging problems into the online request monitoring system.
  • Providing information and assistance with the configuration of ethernet and wireless connections.
  • Dealing with simple user registration problems, especially forgotten passwords.
  • Giving assistance to users of PC and Mac systems on commonly used applications such as web-browsing, email, office and graphical software.
  • Helping users with virus and malware scanning and removal on personal laptops.
  • Helping users with Help Centre facilities such as scanning, printing and CD writing.
  • Answering queries e-mailed to the Help Centre as time permits.
  • Attending training sessions and occasional Help Centre meetings. (Payment will be given for the time involved.)

For these vacancies you will be expected to

  • Converse clearly in English, have good inter-personal skills, and have a pleasant manner.
  • Have experience of a range of commonly used PC and Macintosh applications.
  • Have some experience of configuring e-mail clients and network connections on PCs and Macintoshes.
  • Have some experience of using anti-virus software.
  • Ideally have first-hand experience of IT Services facilities.

Following your informal interview, you will be asked to attend a number of training sessions. Upon successful completion of training, you will have the option of filling in for vacancies on the current rota, which runs for one academic term. At the start of the next rota you can have a weekly two-hour slot with the option of taking additional slots when vacancies arise due to staff absence or illness.

You will initially be paid at the rate of £10.33 per hour. When you have completed a total of 60 hours work (including training hours), and IT Services is satisfied with your performance, your hourly rate will rise to £11.96 per hour. An additional payment is paid in lieu of holiday entitlements as stipulated in the Working Time Regulations 1998. During the probationary period, both parties will be subject to one week's notice of termination, after which it will increase to two weeks' notice.

In the first instance, please contact the Help Centre Manager giving details of your relevant previous experience and your availability.

Evening Computing Assistants

Part-time staff are occasionally required to cover various duties at the Computing Services on weekdays from 16:30 - 20:45. These positions are open to all members of Oxford University.

You will be responsible to the Evening Supervisor for the following duties:

  • Performing routine Computer Operating. This includes monitoring all computer room equipment and associated systems according to documented procedures - reporting any faults or suspected problems and keeping relevant written logs up to date - running regular backups and archives - operating specialist graphics peripherals including an imagesetter and colour printers.
  • You will at all times be expected to ensure that all safety procedures are followed and, in the absence of the evening supervisor, may be expected to take responsibility for these and associated security matters.
  • Providing, where possible, first-line advice to users. Giving assistance to users of PC, Mac & UNIX systems in the Help Centre and having knowledge of commonly-used MAC and PC applications. Specific topics include logging into various networks, using file transfer protocols and information systems such as WWW and email, using and printing from various graphics and DTP applications.

For these vacancies you will preferably be educated to post-graduate degree level, already have some experience of using the Computing Services, be expected to converse clearly, have good inter-personal skills, and have a pleasant manner. Following your informal interview, you will be placed upon a reserve list of staff who may be called upon to work at short notice if an individual on the permanent list is unable to work. You will eventually move onto the regular list as individuals leave. Please note that you should be available for a period of at least 18 months from the start of your employment here.

You will initially be paid at the rate of £10.33 per hour. When you have completed a total of 60 hours work (including training hours), and IT Services is satisfied with your performance, your hourly rate will rise to £11.96 per hour. An additional payment is paid in lieu of holiday entitlements as stipulated in the Working Time Regulations 1998. During the probationary period, both parties will be subject to one week's notice of termination, after which it will increase to two weeks' notice.

In the first instance, please contact Annie Martin (ext. 73271).

Course Demonstrators

The ITLP Learning Programme (ITLP) recruits part-time casual staff as Course Demonstrators.  These positions are open to members of Oxford University.

The ITLP offers an extensive series of practical IT-related courses. These range from introductions to IT through to statistical analysis, programming and using bibliographic tools. For a list of all our current courses see:

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk

 The role of a Course Demonstrator is to help the IT Teacher by assisting students during the practical section of the session, keeping waiting times to a minimum and ensuring the class runs smoothly. A Course Demonstrator will also help setup the room before a course if necessary.

 Most courses are 3 hours and run from 09:15-12:15 in the morning or 14:00-17:00 in the afternoon. Occasionally they are full day courses.  Some courses are offered as 3 hour evening classes, starting at either 17:00 or 17:25. Courses are usually between 1 and 4 sessions long, and usually in term time.

The working hours are variable, typically 3 to 9 hours a week during term time. The hours you work will depend on the courses that are scheduled, your availability and the number of course participants for each course. We do not guarantee that you will be offered work every week.

For this role you will be expected to:

  • Converse clearly in English, have good inter-personal skills, and have a pleasant manner.
  • Have experience of a range of commonly used PC and Mac applications or have particular expertise in specialised areas such as programming or statistics.
  • Be reliable and have excellent time-keeping skills.

You will initially be paid at the rate of £10.33 per hour. When you have completed a total of 30 hours work, and IT Services is satisfied with your performance, your hourly rate will rise to £11.96 per hour. An additional payment is paid in lieu of holiday entitlements as stipulated in the Working Time Regulations 1998. During the probationary period, both parties will be subject to one week's notice of termination, after which it will increase to two weeks' notice.

If you are interested or would like more details please complete the online form at:

http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/forms/work.xml