University of Oxford

Oxford University Gazette, 14 February 2008: Appointments

Christ Church

Senior Scholarships 2008

The governing body proposes, if suitable candidates present themselves, to elect at the end of May 2008 up to two scholars, to hold their awards from 1 October 2008. The scholarships are tenable for two years in the first instance, and the governing body may renew awards for one further year. The awards are open to both men and women already studying at Oxford.

Candidates must on 1 October 2008 be attending the University of Oxford and reading for a D.Phil degree, either as a Probationary Research Student, or as a D.Phil Student. In addition, at the time of their application (i.e. during the current academic year, 2007–8) candidates must already be undertaking graduate work (reading for a higher degree) at the University of Oxford: candidates who are reading for a two-year Master's degree or B.Phil, or have completed such a degree, must already be in their second or third year of graduate work; and all other candidates must already be in their first or second year of graduate work.

Senior scholars will receive limited dining rights at high table (one free dinner and one lunch at a subsidised rate per week during full term) and a free room in college (if available) or, a housing allowance (currently £1,443). The scholars may also receive stipends equivalent to postgraduate awards from UK government agencies (currently £12,600), if their maintenance costs are not being met by other scholarships or awards, and the college may waive its own fees. University fees will not be met by the college, and stipends will be subject to deductions in the light of emoluments from other sources. If awarded a Senior Scholarship the student will be expected to migrate to Christ Church to continue his or her studies.

Application forms can be downloaded from the college Web site,, and must be returned to the Academic Assistant (Graduates), Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP, by 12 noon on Friday, 28 March (seven copies of the application is required—original plus six copies). E-mailed applications and references will not be accepted under any circumstances. Late applications will not be accepted. Each candidate is asked to name two referees on the application form, and to send them a copy of this notice. All applications will be acknowledged after the closing date. Candidates should request that their referees write a letter to the Tutor for Graduates (envelope marked 'Senior Scholarship' and addressed to the Academic Assistant (Graduates)) to arrive not later than 12 noon on Friday, 28 March. The Tutor for Graduates will be very grateful for their assistance and hopes referees will understand if no further acknowledgement is sent.

Interviews of candidates will take place on the afternoon of Monday, 12 May, and applicants are requested to keep this date clear of other commitments.

Appointment of Database and Records Manager

A highly motivated and experienced individual is required to provide and interpret the necessary information for fundraising campaigns and alumni relations. He or she will be responsible for day-to-day database management and gifts administration, as well as production of complex reports, financial analysis and occasional prospect research.

Suitable candidates should be well-organised, with a logical mindset, capable of high attention to detail, and have excellent IT skills, including the use of CRM databases and preferably experience of Raiser's Edge. For a suitable candidate there may be opportunities to expand the role into areas of fundraising that are commensurate with an expertise in analysis of data and information. Salary will be up to £27,000, in line with experience.

Applications are to arrive no later than noon on Tuesday, 19 February. Interviews will be held on Monday, 25 and Tuesday, 26 February.

Further details are available from Mrs Sandra Harrison, Development and Alumni Office, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (telephone: Oxford (2)86325, e-mail:

Christ Church is an equal opportunities employer.