College Mentors

College Mentors

College Mentors are primarily responsible for delivering the Social Programme at the Oxford College Summer School and also for the day-to-day pastoral care of our students.

The welfare of students is our main priority during the summer and therefore College Mentors will need to be highly attentive and well organised in their approach to their supervision of students throughout the daily programme and when managing welfare issues. College Mentors will be expected to take ownership of all welfare matters within the college, supported by the other staff in the college.

The importance of the Social Programme at a residential summer school cannot be underestimated. The success or otherwise of the activities and social events has a huge bearing on how the students interact with each other, which will ultimately contribute to their overall summer experience.

With students from a diverse range of countries and cultures, it is important that College Mentors have a big enough presence to bring everyone together and create a fun, welcoming and vibrant atmosphere in the College. The College Mentor role is a demanding, yet highly rewarding position.

Hours of Work

Due to the nature of the role, the College Mentors’ week is not divided into sessions like other summer school staff.  College Mentors are required to work intermittently through the day, beginning with wake-up duties, and finishing with lights-out. College Mentors will usually receive at least one full day off per week.

Main Duties

Social Programme Duties

General Duties

Must have…

  Would certainly help…

How to apply

To apply to work for us as a College Teacher, EFL Teacher or Summer Study Teacher, please download and complete the SBC Teacher Application Form

To apply to work for us as an Activity Leader, please download and complete the SBC Activity Leader Application Form

To apply to work for us as a College Mentor, please download and complete the SBC College Mentor Application Form

To apply to work for us as a House Parent, please download and complete the SBC House Parent Application Form

To apply to work for us as a Social Dean, please download and complete the SBC Social Dean Application Form

To apply to work for us as a House Warden, please download and complete the SBC House Warden Application Form

Please send all completed forms to

To apply for one of the other positions advertised, please e-mail your CV and a covering letter to

Due to the expected high volume of applicants we can unfortunately only contact you should your application suit the needs and requirements of the post. Thank you for your understanding.

If we feel your application meets the requirements of the role advertised, we will contact you to arrange either a telephone interview or a face-to-face interview. Should you then be successful…

  • We will require the contact details of two recent and relevant referees who we will contact.
  • Any gaps in your employment history will be enquired about, and must be explained satisfactorily.
  • You will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (or equivalent if living outside the UK), and you will be asked to sign the Children’s Act 1989 declaration safeguarding the welfare of children, and state that you have no known reason why you cannot work with children.
  • Official identification and certificates (either originals or certified copies) will be required for our records.


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