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Casual and part-time vacancies

These positions are available to members of Oxford University only. If you are interested, please email the contacts listed below.

Course demonstrators

The IT Learning Centre (ITLC) recruits part-time casual staff as course demonstrators.  These positions are open to members of Oxford University.

The ITLC offers an extensive series of practical IT-related courses. These range from introductions to IT through to statistical analysis, programming and using bibliographic tools. You can see a list of all our current courses on the ITLC course catalogue.

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 sessions are three hours long. Morning sessions run from 9.15am to 12.15pm and afternoon sessions are 2pm to 5pm. We occasionally run full day courses. Some courses are offered as three-hour evening classes, starting at either 5pm or 5.25pm. Courses are usually between one and four sessions long, and usually take place in term time.

The working hours are variable, typically three to nine 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 interpersonal 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 Working for ITLC enquiry form.