Career Opportunities at Oxford Summer Courses
Oxford Summer Courses provides a dynamic habitat for individuals looking to expand their career prospects. Whether you are interested in education, teaching, or professional services, Oxford Summer Courses has a range of job and career opportunities available. With its commitment to providing exceptional, authentic education and showcasing the unique character of the cities where our summer schools are hosted, Oxford Summer Courses is dedicated to inspiring and empowering its staff to achieve their goals. As such, it's no surprise that many top professionals, educators, and world-class tutors have chosen to develop their careers at Oxford Summer Courses over the years - join them now and take your career to new heights!
What We Do
Oxford Summer Courses was founded in 2010 in Oxford, and has since expanded to offer summer schools in multiple locations including Cambridge and London. Our mission is to provide exceptional and authentic education to learners aged 9-24 from all over the world. We offer a broad range of 46 summer school subjects, tailored to meet the diverse needs and interests of our students. In 2022, we welcomed 1,700 students from 112 different nationalities, and our team of 200 tutors and 250 on-course delivery staff work tirelessly to provide a supportive and engaging learning environment. At Oxford Summer Courses, we believe that education and cultural experiences go hand in hand, and we are committed to inspiring and empowering our students to achieve their goals and unlock their limitless potential.
At Oxford Summer Courses, culture is everything. Our core values of growth mindset, wellbeing, student impact, camaraderie, agility, and building community are not just words on paper - they are the driving force behind everything we do. We are proud to have been recognised as one of the UK's Top 25 SME Culture Leaders in 2018 and as Queen's Awards Winners for International Enterprise in 2020. We believe that a healthy work-life balance is essential for the wellbeing of our team. Our wellbeing champions offer a range of initiatives to support our team members, including workshops on stress management techniques, mindfulness, and yoga, social events such as team lunches, after-work drinks, and team-building activities, and training sessions on diversity and inclusion, mental health awareness, and effective communication.
Our mission is to share exceptional educational experiences with as many students as possible. To achieve this goal, we are driven by six core values that underpin everything we do as a community. These values help us deliver excellent learning opportunities and ensure that every student who joins us has a meaningful and rewarding experience.
- Growth Mindset
- Student Impact
- Building Community
Accolades and Accreditations
Oxford Summer Courses is the fastest-growing education company in the UK. We are proud to have won recognition for our work, receiving awards for our company growth, business performance, values, and impact on society. Our awards include the 2020 The Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade, the 2019 Financial Times 1000 (ranked 191st fastest-growing company in Europe, 4th for education), the 2019 SME Export Track 100 (ranked 31st SME exporter), the 2018 Sunday Times Fast Track 100 (ranked 20th fastest-growing company in the UK, 1st for education), the 2018 Business & Breathe HR Top 25 SME Culture Leaders (ranked 2nd), the 2018 Mishcon The Leap Future 100 award for creating positive social impact, and the 2013 Accreditation by the British Accreditation Council for short courses (re-awarded in 2017).
Diversity and Inclusion
At Oxford Summer Courses, we value inclusivity and collaboration, creating a positive and diverse environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed. We promote fairness, equality, and respect for all, and our flexible work arrangements support the needs of our diverse workforce. Our head office team comprises over 20 people from 12 nationalities, and we actively seek to build a diverse team at every level of our organisation. With the support of a team of 200 tutors and 250 on-course delivery staff, we are committed to creating a truly inclusive community that offers equal opportunities to all students, regardless of their background or circumstances.
At Oxford Summer Courses, sustainability is a top priority. We take our environmental responsibility seriously by reducing our carbon footprint through measures like minimising energy consumption, recycling waste, and using eco-friendly products. We've partnered with Climate Impact Partners to support sustainable development projects and achieved CarbonNeutral® company certification through offsetting programmes and purchasing carbon credits. We've selected sustainable materials for our branded items and offset your carbon footprint upon arrival. Our commitment extends to our employees, students, and partners, and we've implemented a sustainability pledge to promote sustainable practices. Choose Oxford Summer Courses for a sustainable education and future.
At Oxford Summer Courses, we believe that education is a powerful tool for social mobility, and we take our social responsibility seriously. We support Universify, a charity committed to promoting educational equality for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, through financial donations, providing office space, and staff volunteer programmes. Additionally, we support the Gyapa Efficient Cookstoves project in Ghana, empowering women and girls by reducing carbon emissions, indoor air pollution, and deforestation through providing households with clean, efficient cookstoves, and the Acre Amazonian Rainforest project, which aims to prevent deforestation and promote sustainable economic livelihoods. By partnering with these organisations, we aim to create a more sustainable, equitable, and healthier future for communities worldwide.