Job vacancies

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

Accommodation Officer

Department: Tutorial Office

Responsible to: Assistant Tutor

Responsible for: Taking overall administrative responsibility for the allocation of all rooms in College properties. The post-holder reports directly to the Assistant Tutor. He or she is expected to collaborate with the Domus Bursar, and on a day-to-day basis works under the supervision of the Senior Tutor's Assistant where appropriate. There is a close liaison with Housekeeping, Catering, Maintenance and Accounts departments, the Porters Lodge and the Vice-Provost. The post-holder works in the Tutorial office as a member of the Tutorial office staff and has frequent interaction with students, Fellows and other members of College staff. He or she is expected to meet with relevant departments on a monthly accommodation meeting.

Salary: £22,220 per annum

Contract type: Permanent, 37.5 hours per week

Person specification: Educated to degree level, or extensive relevant experience. Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to effectively manage a large volume of email correspondence. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to be persuasive, patient, tactful and diplomatic, even under pressure. Excellent office skills, including computer keyboard skills (familiarity with Word, Excel, Access and the World Wide Web); strong experience editing web pages, maintaining and updating online information. Familiarity with content management systems or willingness to learn. Ability to cope with a varied and demanding workload. Experience within an office/secretarial working environment is desirable. Experience of working in a College or University would be an advantage.

Other details

  • 32 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays and 4 days to be taken at Christmas)
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Pension scheme
  • Meals on duty

Application process: 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.

Applications should arrive before noon on Thursday 11 February 2016 and may be submitted electronically to or by post to the Personnel Manager, King’s College, Cambridge CB2 1ST.

Please note that interviews will be held on Friday 19 February.

Domestic Assistant (part-time)

Department: Housekeeping

Responsible to: Senior Housekeeper

Responsible for: To undertake cleaning and conference room preparation duties in the College as allocated by a Domestic Supervisor or the Senior Housekeeper.

Salary: £7,806 per annum

Contract type: Permanent, part-time (20 hours per week), working Mondays to Fridays from 8.30am to 12.30pm

Person specification: Previous household/domestic experience is essential as is knowledge of correct use and application of a range of cleaning products. Ability to understand spoken and written English is essential. NVQ level 1 in Housekeeping is desirable but not essential. Reliable with a methodical and thorough approach. Ability to achieve and maintain a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness in all areas allocated. Willingness to adopt a flexible approach to tasks. Observant and able to report and follow up on any areas of concern. Ability to cope with a varied and demanding workload.

Other details

  • 32 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays and 4 days to be taken at Christmas)
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Uniform
  • Pension

Application process: 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.

Applications should arrive before 12 noon on Thursday 11 February 2016 and may be submitted electronically to or by post to the Personnel Manager, King’s College, Cambridge CB2 1ST.

Director of Development

King’s College is one of the most illustrious Cambridge Colleges and certainly the most iconic. This is no ordinary College; its Chapel and world famous choir, together with its intellectual heritage, make it not just the best known Cambridge College worldwide, but one which now carries the identity of Cambridge city and University for many people across the world. The College has been at the forefront of international research across the arts and sciences for centuries and boasts a long list of famous Fellows and alumni, including Orlando Gibbons, Horace Walpole, Rupert Brooke, John Maynard Keynes, Roger Fry, Xu Zhimo, E.M.Forster, Alan Turing, Joan Robinson and Zadie Smith.

Today King’s is renowned for its intellectual excitement, open-mindedness and readiness to experiment. It is notable for its commitment to the recruitment of students from non-traditional backgrounds and is known for being a friendly, informal and diverse community.

With significant support from the Fellowship and with the leadership of the Provost, the College has embarked on what will be one of the most exciting fundraising campaigns in higher education. The Director of Development’s role will be to lead an ambitious programme of philanthropy to support the College’s ambitions.

Leading a team of eight, the Director of Development will report to, and work closely with, the Provost, Mike Proctor. Working collaboratively and confidently with the Provost and the Fellows, the postholder’s mission will be to bring a forward-thinking and innovative approach to developing new, and building on existing, high-value relationships to deliver significant philanthropic income.

The postholder will be an individual who will have a transformational impact on the College’s fundraising and in so doing, play a pivotal role in enabling King’s to effect a step change in its capability to attract philanthropic funding and engage powerfully with its alumni and non-alumni stakeholders globally.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional major gifts fundraiser who recognises that success in this role will be significant, not only for the College but also for their own career.

Candidates will need to evidence a substantial track record in major gifts fundraising. They will have the ability to build and manage mutually beneficial partnerships and networks, both internally and externally. The successful candidate will require outstanding negotiation and communication skills, credibility and the ability to command respect and gain confidence across a variety of audiences. Finally, s/he will need to show experience of operating at a senior level with multiple stakeholders, the ability to contribute at a senior level to the strategic management and advancement of the Development and Alumni engagement activities, a desire to be actively engaging with donors and potential donors, and a passion for the aims and objectives of King’s College and the University of Cambridge.

This position comes with a very attractive salary package and the appointee will be a Fellow of the College.

For further information about the role and to download the job description for the position, please go to http://www.execucare.com/jobs/kings/883

Please apply by submitting a copy of your CV and a covering letter highlighting your suitability for the position by email to no later than Monday 22nd February 2016.

For an informal conversation, prior to applying to this role, please contact King’s College’s executive search consultants:

Joanna Logan, Director
020-3589 0467
joanna.logan@execucare.com

Nicky Reames, Director
020-3621 1540
nicky.reames@execucare.com

Dean's PA (part-time)

Department: Chapel

Responsible to: The Dean

Responsible for: Providing administrative and secretarial support to the Dean to ensure that the life of the Chapel runs smoothly, bringing credit and value to the College as a place of religion and learning; and to be the credible voice of the Dean to members of the public and University.

Salary: £19,175 per annum

Contract type: Permanent, 25 hours per week (Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 2.30pm or 9.30am to 3pm with half an hour for lunch)

Person specification: Excellent organisational and planning skills based on good time management and expressed in highly efficient work habits. Personal maturity reflected in excellent interpersonal skills, tact, firmness and discretion. Excellent communication skills expressed in the ability to write and speak clearly and concisely. A full range of secretarial and office skills, including computer keyboard skills (comprehensive competence with Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook and the Internet). Good numeracy skills and the capacity to monitor budgetary activity (working with the Accounts department). Appetite for collaborative work as part of a dynamic team. Ability to make good decisions on own initiative and to know when to ask for advice. Ability to cope calmly with a demanding workload and to meet deadlines. Educated to at least A level and preferably beyond. At least three years’ experience within a secretarial or responsible administrative role is essential. Some experience as a senior administrator is desirable. Experience of working in an academic community would be beneficial. Experience of working in an ecclesiastical or heritage context would be advantageous.

Other details

  • 32 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays and 4 days to be taken at Christmas)
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Pension scheme
  • Meals on duty

Application process: 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.

Applications should arrive before noon on Wednesday 24 February 2016 and may be submitted electronically to or by post to the Personnel Manager, King’s College, Cambridge CB2 1ST.

Biographical Data Support Assistants (2)

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 to 30 June 2016, up to 20 hours per week, or the limit placed by the Terms of Study, whichever is lower

Person specification: PhD student (essential). Experience with biographical data and/or database system is useful but training on specialist software will be provided. Fluent written and spoken English is essential. An eye for detail and the ability to learn patterns within data. The ability to enter data onto a computer rapidly and accurately and to identify and resolve issues of data quality.

Other details

  • 1 hour's holiday pay for every 12 hours worked
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Pension scheme
  • Meals on duty

Application process: 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.

Applications should arrive as soon as possible and may be submitted electronically to or by post to the Personnel Manager, King’s College, Cambridge CB2 1ST.

Visitor Guide

Department: Visitor Services

Responsible to: Head of Visitor Services, Visitor Guide Manager

Responsible for: Assisting in the reception and control of visitors to the College, and to work with other team members to maintain the security and integrity of the College, its buildings and contents.

Salary: £11,913 per annum

Contract type: Permanent, 27.5 hours per week

Person specification: Previous experience of dealing with the public in a customer-focused environment is highly desirable. Previous retail experience is desirable. Able to work with and support others in a collaborative manner. Able to be patient, tactful and diplomatic. Able to cope with a varied and demanding workload. Honest, with integrity when dealing the public and managing financial transactions. Having a basic knowledge of Health and Safety and being educated to at least GCSE level.

Other details

  • 32 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays and 4 days to be taken at Christmas) - pro rata
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Pension scheme
  • Uniform
  • Meals on duty

Application process: 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.

Applications should arrive before noon on Monday 29 February 2016 and may be submitted electronically to or by post to the Personnel Manager, King’s College, Cambridge CB2 1ST.

Webmaster

Department: Computing

Responsible to: Computing Manager

Responsible for: Taking responsibility for the design and day-to-day maintenance of the King’s College website. Co-ordinating web developments and material content, monitoring web activities and incorporating new technologies and enhancements into the website. Working with the Computing staff in implementing web systems and designs. Working across the College to ensure that the website accurately reflects and supports the objectives of the College as a place of education, religion, learning and research. Co-ordinating College communications, both internal and external, ensuring high quality articles are produced and a College calendar is maintained. Additionally, the design skills of the Webmaster will help produce high-quality in-house media (eg for print or other forms of multimedia content dissemination).

Salary: Competitive

Contract type: Permanent, 37.5 hours per week

Person specification: Previous experience of managing or supporting a large-scale website is essential. Previous experience working in higher education would be advantageous. Required skills are as follows: The ability to work across the spectrum from static HTML authoring, to within large-scale content management systems. Experience in using Drupal Content Management System. Good knowledge of HTML5, CSS, SASS, JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX and PHP. Experience with database management systems such as PostgreSQL and MySQL. Good knowledge of technologies to facilitate dynamic client-side content such as Web 2.0. Excellent knowledge of web standards, accessibility and usability. Ideal candidates will also have familiarity with server management (eg Linux + Apache). Proven graphic design abilities using packages such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape etc to create visually pleasing web pages and content. Familiarity with the creation and management of embedded webpage media: graphics, forms, audio, video and scripting. Ability to integrate heterogeneous infrastructure effectively, for example hosted web applications, integration with other organisations, legacy systems and on-line community tools. Willingness to engage in training of staff and other stakeholders to perform delegated updates to web content. Experience in technologies such as container, virtualisation, web analytics, source-control and dynamic content generation tools will be beneficial. Search engine optimisation (SEO) skills. Good creative and interpretive skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Good project management skills. Good interpersonal skills and positive attitude. Organised and self-motivated with a “can do” attitude.

Other details

  • 32 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays and 4 days to be taken at Christmas)
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Pension scheme
  • Meals on duty

Application process: 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.

Applications should arrive before noon on Thursday 10 March 2016 and may be submitted electronically to or by post to the Personnel Manager, King’s College, Cambridge CB2 1ST.