Tutor in Theology - Systematic Theology and Church History

Institution Name: 
Oak Hill College, Southgate, London
Start Date: 
from September 2018

Salary Package: £25,700 to £32,500 basic salary, plus accommodation and benefits
Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent
Closes on: 10 January 2018

Oak Hill College is a leading Christian theological college in north London, providing UK Higher Education Institution (HEI) accredited training to equip students for ministry in both Anglican and Independent churches as well as other Christian organisations. Oak Hill is an Enhanced Validated Partner of Middlesex University.

The College serves the church of Jesus Christ by preparing men and women for a lifetime of ministry and mission leadership in the UK and around the world. Its students study to degree level and specialise in either pastoral ministry, cross-cultural ministry, or ministry to children and young people. Oak Hill provides full-time and part-time training, in a residential learning and worshipping community with near equal numbers of Anglican and Independent students. The training includes theological study and church placements, with an emphasis on formation for ministry and personal growth in spiritual maturity. The college has approximately 140 students in training at any one time.

The College is looking for someone to help form and equip future ministers by teaching Theology with particular responsibility for Systematic Theology and Church History at CertHE, FdA, BA(Hons) and postgraduate levels.

Principal Accountabilities

  • To be responsible for delivering modules in Systematic Theology and Church History, including advanced modules, on the direction of the Acting Principal and the Acting Academic Dean. Modules in other areas may also be prepared and taught where appropriate.
  • To play a full part in the academic administration of the College, attending all committees and board meetings as directed by the Acting Principal and the Acting Academic Dean, and taking on specific roles in that administration from time to time. Other commitments will include the interviewing of new students and participation in recruitment activities.
  • To mark exams and essays and fulfil other assessment requirements as directed by the Acting Academic Dean and to be available to help students at an individual level, where required, with their studies.
  • 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. This necessitates the writing of a report on students at the end of each academic year and requires time to be spent with students dealing with personal, academic and other matters as appropriate.
  • To participate in the life of the College in every way possible, including attendance at chapel, leading services and preaching as invited.
    To research, write and publish in their field where appropriate.
  • There is an Occupational Requirement that the post-holder is a Christian. The Equality Act 2010 applies. The post-holder understands, holds to and lives out the theological position, aims and objectives of the college.

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 by September 2018 a doctoral qualification in Theology or Church History;
  • 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;
  • Have an appropriate experience of Christian ministry and pastoral leadership;
  • Have the ability to teach outside Systematic and Church History.


  • Are subject to the appropriate checks.
  • Full time tutors are expected to live on-site to enable them to carry out their responsibilities fully.

Remuneration Package
The final salary will be comprised of a basic salary from £25,700 - £32,500 per annum (dependant on experience) plus guaranteed on-site accommodation worth £20,000. Additional benefits include pension, car and book allowances. Total remuneration and benefits package is in line with the Academic Staff Remuneration and Benefits Scale as determined by the Finance Panel of the Ministry Division of the Archbishops’ Council (‘Lichfield Scale’).

To apply, in the first instance please submit your CV and a covering letter to Veronica Machin, HR & Safeguarding Manager at hr@oakhill.ac.uk. For full job description please visit: http://www.oakhill.ac.uk/jobs/index.html

Closing date for applications: 10 January 2018

Contact Name: 
Veronica Machin
Contact Email Address: 
Contact Phone Number: 
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Oak Hill College, Southgate, London
United Kingdom