Sub-masters wanted for 2019

Applications are now invited for the position of Sub-master for 2019.

This position will give you invaluable experience in pastoral care and leadership, and will significantly strengthen your CV. 

It involves working up to 17 hours a week (34 hours a fortnight) and being part of a dynamic team of 10 Sub-masters under the direction of the Deputy Master.

You will be required to work (on average) a 5 1/2 hour shift once every 10 days (5:30-11pm), being a back-up to one of the other Sub-masters once every 10 days, support college events, and take a particular interest in 25 or so residents in your designated area of the college (known as a "neighbourhood").

You will not be expected to be a mental health expert, counsellor or therapist, but you will be expected to display basic pastoral and leadership skills, to show that you care, and to know when to call for support or refer to others with greater expertise and experience than your own. You will receive basic training, and you will be well supported in your role. 

In addition to receiving good training and support, you will be realistically remunerated, and you will enjoy the benefits of being part of a vibrant Senior Common Room comprising Sub-masters, post-graduate residents and over 50 College Fellows (many of whom are senior academics in the University). You will find the role challenging and rewarding, and you will get to enjoy the richness of the Knox College heritage and culture.

To view a copy of the Job Description, click HERE

To apply for the position, please send the following documents to the Master of Knox College, Dr Graham Redding, at

1. A letter of application, stating why you're interested in the role of Sub-master and why you think you would be suitable for the position. In your letter you should demonstrate that you have read the Sub-master Job Description and that you have some knowledge of Knox College. Do not submit a generic letter of application.

2. An Application Form, which can be downloaded by clicking HERE. Please note that the Application Form should include the names of two referees.

3. A current CV

Please note that we do not have a deadline for applications. The application process will simply cease when all ten Sub-master positions are filled. You are therefore urged to get your application in as soon as possible to be in the running.

If you have any questions about the Sub-master role at Knox College, including terms of employment or the appointment process, please contact the Master of Knox College, Dr Graham Redding, by emailing him at the email address noted above or by phoning him on 021441905.