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 a 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 100 students in training at any one time.
The College is looking for someone to help form and equip future Christian church leaders, both onsite and at distance, by teaching New Testament and Greek at CertHE, DipHE, BA (Hons) and postgraduate levels. This will include New Testament and Greek modules, as well as supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students.
To undertake general day-to-day duties, including but not limited to:
• To be responsible for delivering and developing modules in New Testament and Greek, including advanced modules, on the direction of the Vice Principal. Modules in other areas may also be prepared and taught where appropriate. This may include contributing to modules which are already taught by other faculty members.
• To play a full part in the academic administration of the College, attending all committees and board meetings as directed by the Vice Principal, 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 fulfill other assessment requirements as directed by the Vice Principal 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 reports and/or references on students as required and requires time to be spent with students dealing with personal, academic and other matters as appropriate.
• To provide pastoral and academic support of Part-Time Zoom student(s), alongside other faculty members, as directed by the Vice Principal.
• To participate in the life of the College in every way possible, including attendance at chapel, leading services and/or preaching as invited.
• To lead a group of students in church-based College Missions, as required by the Vice Principal.
• To research, write and publish in their field where appropriate.
• To participate in appropriate professional development activities and to seek, through regular appraisals, to attain the highest possible standards in teaching.
• Other administrative, program and/or pastoral responsibilities which are broadly consistent with this role.
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.
Remuneration and benefits are 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’).
As a representative occupier, living accommodation in Oak Hill College is provided rent free under license from Kingham Hill Trust as a term of your contract of employment that requires you to reside in a property on-site at Oak Hill College, for the purposes of the better and more effectual performance of your duties of employment. This enables fellowship groups and pastoral support to be provided to students, in addition to playing a role in the safety and security of the site, including emergency on-call outside of normal working hours when required.
A DBS check and other relevant employment checks will be taken out on the post holder. Oak Hill College reserves the right not to make an appointment to this position.
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 New Testament and Greek;
• Be able to deliver and teach to meet the standards of the college;
• 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
• 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 New Testament and Greek;
• Have the legal right to work in the UK. 3