Oak Hill College Tutor in Old Testament - JOB DESCRIPTION


Job Title:             Tutor in Old Testament

Reports to:         Academic Vice-Principal

Location:             Oak Hill College, Southgate, London

Application Closing Date:  November 6th

Start date:           August 2016

Aim of this Position

The College is looking for someone to help form and equip future ministers, both onsite and at distance, by teaching Old Testament at CertHE, FdA, BA and postgraduate levels. This will include Hebrew tuition and exegesis, supervising postgraduate students in Old Testament, and, possibly, New Testament modules.

Principal Accountabilities

1. To be responsible for delivering and developing modules in Old Testament on the direction of the Principal and the Academic Vice-Principal. Modules in other areas may also be prepared and taught where appropriate.

2. To play a full part in the academic administration of the College. Other commitments will include the interviewing of new students and participation in recruitment activities.

3. To mark exams and essays and fulfil other assessment requirements as directed by the Academic

4. To take charge of a Fellowship Group and to accept responsibility for the leadership of that group and the personal nurture and encouragement of the students within it.

5. To participate in the life of the College in every way possible, including attendance at chapel, leading services and preaching as invited.

6. To research, write and publish in their field where appropriate.

7. To participate in appropriate professional development activities and to seek, through regular appraisals, to attain the highest possible standards in teaching.

Person Description

The person appointed will:

·         Be committed to the evangelical ethos of Oak Hill as set out in its Trust documents;

·         Possess, or be in the process of gaining, a doctoral qualification in Old Testament;

·         Be committed to both the pastoral and academic formation of students;
·         Demonstrate self-awareness regarding the dynamics of small team working and shared community life, together with an ability to make a positive contribution in both areas.

And ideally will:

·      Have research experience and a record of publications in the field;

·      Be an ordained minister in the Church of England;

·      Have an appropriate experience of Christian ministry and pastoral leadership;

·      Have the ability to teach outside Old Testament.


Remuneration and benefits are in line with the Academic Staff Remuneration and Benefits Scale (‘Lichfield Scale’) as determined by the Finance Panel of the Ministry Division of the Church of England Archbishops’ Council. Total package £52,544 pa consisting of basic salary £24,912 pa and allowances to the value of £27,632 pa (includes value of housing required for the post’s pastoral responsibilities, pension to a non-contributory stakeholder scheme, car and book allowances).

Notes for Applicants

Oak Hill College is independently owned by the Kingham Hill Trust.  The College is committed to partnership in the Gospel of Jesus Christ across denominational contours. It is authorised to train ordinands for the Church of England.  It also trains many students for evangelical ministry in independent churches.

The College is an Associate College of Middlesex University. Oak Hill is accredited by the University to validate its own undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes.

There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) that the post-holder is a Christian. Regulation 7(2)a of the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 applies.

Oak Hill College reserves the right not to make an appointment to this position.
Applications will be accepted until 6 November 2015.  For details of how to apply, email mindyc@oakhill.ac.uk.

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