Job vacancies

The jobs are ordered by application deadline, with the soonest deadline first.

Biographical Data Support Assistant

Department: Development
Responsible to: Deputy Director of Development
Responsible for: Analysing, inputting and editing biographical data towards the production of the King's College Register of Admissions.
Salary: £10.32 per hour
Contract type: Temporary, part-time (up to 20 hours per week)
Person specification: 

The ideal candidate will be a PhD student who is fluent in written and spoken English.

An eye for detail and ability to learn patterns within data are essential, as is the ability to enter data onto a computer rapidly and accurately, and to identify and resolve issues of data quality

Experience with biographical data and/or database systems is useful, but training on specialist software will be provided.

Other Details: 
  • Paid holiday
  • Pension

Applications should be made on the form provided below, including salary history and reasons for leaving jobs. You should include under 'general comments' examples of relevant tasks in previous roles, showing how you meet the Person Specification. Completion of the Equal Opportunities form is optional.

You may submit a CV instead of completing the education and employment history parts of the form but should then take care to provide the information requested on the form (including salary history and reasons for leaving jobs).

Tutorial & Admissions Assistant

Department: Tutorial
Responsible to: Senior Tutor
Responsible for: To assist the Senior Tutor's Assistant in the efficient functioning of the Tutorial Office whenever needed; to assist the Admissions Tutor, The Admissions & Schools’ Liaison Officer and the Admissions Administrator in maintaining an effective undergraduate admissions process, especially during the Admissions round.
Salary: £20,200 per annum
Contract type: Permanent, full-time (Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm with an hour for lunch)
Person specification: 

Educated to A level with excellent written English skills.  Experience of a busy office environment is highly desirable.  Relevant administrative experience in an educational setting would be useful, as would customer service experience.  Able to work systematically and accurately, including under pressure.  Able to communicate effectively with other members of the Tutorial staff.  Excellent interpersonal skills, in particular the ability to be patient, tactful, diplomatic and professional.  Able to cope with a varied and demanding workload, to prioritise effectively and to meet strict deadlines.  Able to work with and support others in a collaborative manner.  Able to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision.  Good office skills including computer skills (familiarity with Outlook, Word, Excel, Microsoft Picture Manager and HTML desirable).  Excellent written style suitable for high quality/sensitive email correspondence.  Commitment to the job and willingness to work additional hours when needed, especially at busy times such as the Admissions round and in the exam period.  Driving licence (to be acquired within the first year if not already qualified).

Other Details: 
  • 32 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays) 
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Meals on duty

Applications should be made on the form provided below, including salary history and reasons for leaving jobs. You should include under 'general comments' examples of relevant tasks in previous roles, showing how you meet the Person Specification. Completion of the Equal Opportunities form is optional.

You may submit a CV instead of completing the education and employment history parts of the form but should then take care to provide the information requested on the form (including salary history and reasons for leaving jobs).

Applications should be submitted to arrive on or before Friday 23 September 2016 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk
Please note that interviews will be held on Thursday 29 September 2016

Building Services Manager

Department: Maintenance
Responsible to: Head of Building Services
Responsible for: Ensuring that all College buildings, rooms therein, walls and paths are maintained (through reactive and scheduled maintenance) to a high standard, appropriate to their age and quality, and in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements. A number of the buildings are listed Grade I.
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Contract type: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 4.30pm (with an hour for lunch)
Person specification: 

The ideal candidate should have at least five years’ experience in similar roles (and ideally in the education sector) and be able to demonstrate experience in a similar managerial role commensurate with the requirements of the job.

Experience of dealing with contractors, as well as members of the public, Fellows, staff and students (or equivalent) is essential, as is knowledge of maintaining a departmental budget.

You should be computer literate and numerate, with a professional telephone and e-mail manner, and be familiar with the regulations pertaining to listed buildings and well as having proven knowledge of asbestos in buildings.

Professional and regulatory qualifications appropriate to the skills required for the position (e.g. CIOB, BIFM, HNC or equivalent) are essential, as is knowledge of Building, Premises, Health & Safety (including CDM Regulations) and Fire legislation.

Relevant NEBOSH/IOSH qualifications are desirable, as is a construction based City & Guilds or NVQ.

We are ideally looking for someone with the following skills and attributes:

  • Customer care skills, and a real commitment to meeting customers’ needs.
  • The ability to deal and work with people from a wide and diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Line management experience – previous supervision of trades essential.
  • Organisational and planning skills, and the ability to prioritise.
  • A team player, but also able to provide direction and leadership.
  • The ability to accept responsibility and to make things happen.
  • Literate and numerate, with a keen eye for detail.
  • Creative, confident and articulate, with well-developed communication skills along with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to use initiative.
  • Flexible to the needs that arise within a College environment.
  • A self-starter with initiative and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to manage pressure.
Other Details: 
  • 32 days annual leave
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Pension
  • Meals on duty

Applications should be made on the form provided below, including salary history and reasons for leaving jobs. You should include under 'general comments' examples of relevant tasks in previous roles, showing how you meet the Person Specification. Completion of the Equal Opportunities form is optional.

You may submit a CV instead of completing the education and employment history parts of the form but should then take care to provide the information requested on the form (including salary history and reasons for leaving jobs).

Applications should be submitted to arrive on or before Friday 30 September 2016 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk

Chef de Partie

Department: Catering
Responsible to: Executive Head Chef
Responsible for: To assist the Executive Head Chef in ensuring that the highest possible standards of food preparation and presentation are achieved by the College Catering Department. To competently run a designated section of the kitchen to the required standard set by the Executive Head Chef.
Salary: £22,220 per annum
Contract type: Permanent, full-time, 5 days per week
Person specification: 

We are ideally looking for candidates who are:

  • Creative and passionate about food.
  • Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Flexible and able to work when required and adapt to changing methods.
  • Methodical in ther approach to the expected workload.

And who have:

  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work accurately and with attention to detail
  • A minimum of 2 years cooking experience in a similar or other high standard establishment.
  • Previous experience with working in a team and directing other chefs.
  • An NVQ Level 2 in Catering & Hospitality (Food Preparation & Cooking), or equivalent gained through apprenticeship
  • A Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Training on HACCP & COSHH systems
Other Details: 
  • 32 days annual leave
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Pension
  • Bonus
  • Meals on duty

Applications should be made on the form provided below, including salary history and reasons for leaving jobs. You should include under 'general comments' examples of relevant tasks in previous roles, showing how you meet the Person Specification. Completion of the Equal Opportunities form is optional.

You may submit a CV instead of completing the education and employment history parts of the form but should then take care to provide the information requested on the form (including salary history and reasons for leaving jobs).

Applications should be submitted to arrive on or before Friday 7 October 2016 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk