This page provides support and advice for those who are looking for work, are considering volunteering, or are interested in career planning or personal development.

Advice on Job Hunting

Looking for paid or voluntary employment in Oxford? The following information might be helpful. 

Government services and information about working, childcare, visas, driving, National Insurance Number, DBS checks, etc.:

Welcome to GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

For information about permission to work in the UK for holders of a dependant visa see topics including:

Work in the UK - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)



What should be included in your C.V., Personal statement? How should you write a cover letter? If you have these questions, please visit: 

Writing Applications | Oxford University Careers Service

Searching for advertised opportunities: 

Finding Advertised Opportunities | Oxford University Careers Service

Preparing your interview: 

Interview Technique | Oxford University Careers Service

Accepting an offer: 

Handling Offers | Oxford University Careers Service


Temporary job vacancies:

Temporary Staffing Service | Oxford University Jobs

Current Jobs and Vacancies | Oxford University Gazette

Jobs Offered | Daily Info



Looking for voluntary work: 


Volunteering has many benefits in the UK. It is very common to volunteer and the experience that you gain from these positions translates very well on a CV and can often lead to a paid job.

Before you are recruited as a volunteer, some employers may check for your right to work. You may also need to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, particularly if your voluntary position involves working with children, vulnerable people or is in health care. This check is requested by your employer, and you will need to fill in the form provided and provide some supporting documents. Not all positions require it. Your employer will inform you if your position requires a DBS check and arrange it as necessary on your behalf.

Information on DBS check:

Check someone's criminal record as an employer: Checks you can make on someone's record - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Checking a job applicant's right to work - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Searching for volunteer job postings:

Oxfordshire Volunteer

Oxford Hub


Volunteer Link Up (vlu.org.uk)

Volunteers | Daily Info