Job vacancies

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

Domestic Assistants (4)

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.

Contract type: Permanent, part-time

  1. 2 posts working 20 hours per week, Mondays to Fridays from 8.30am to 12.30pm - salary £7,806 rising to £8,234 after successful completion of probabionary period,
  2. 2 posts working 30 hours per week, Tuesdays to Fridays from 8.30am to 3pm (with 30 minutes for lunch) and Saturdays from 7.30am to 2pm (with 30 minutes for lunch) - salary £11,709 rising to £12,352 after successful completion of probationary period.

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 (to include 8 Bank Holidays and 4 days at Christmas)
  • Meals on duty
  • 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 be submitted to arrive as soon as possible but in any event before Saturday 30 April 2016 and may be submitted electronically to or by post to the Personnel Manager, King’s College, Cambridge CB2 1ST.

Seasonal Gardener (part-time)

Department: Gardens

Responsible to: Senior Horticulturalist and Senior Groundsman

Responsible for: To carry out the highest possible standard of mowing and horticultural work to the College grounds.

Salary: £9,147 per annum

Contract type: Part-time, 20 hours per week (days and times to be agreed), temporary to 30 September 2016.

Person specification: Good relevant horticultural knowledge. Experience of using a cylinder or rotary mower and be able to cut in straight lines.. Conscientious, hardworking and reliable. Commitment to producing work of a high standard. A capable individual, able to work across all College sites. An ability to work as part of a team as well as with a minimum of supervision. Wide experience of operating and maintaining garden machinery. Knowledge of first aid is desirable, although not essential. Familiarity with the thorough operation of Health and Safety in the Workplace regulations is desirable, although training will be provided.

Other details

  • 32 days annual leave (pro rata)
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Pension
  • Meals on duty
  • Uniform provided

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.
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 arrive before 9am on Tuesday 03 May 2016 and may be submitted electronically to

Interviews will take place during the morning of Friday 06 May 2016.

Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships

King's College wishes to appoint, with effect from 1st October 2016, one or more Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellows in any area of the Biological or Medical Sciences.

The main function of our Non-Stipendiary Fellowships is to offer researchers who have already secured external funding at Cambridge University the chance to participate in College life and enjoy the benefits of a College Fellowship. Applicants must therefore have external funding support for their salary for at least two years from 1st October 2016.

The closing date for the competition is 9 am on Wednesday, 4th May 2016. For further information and the application procedure, see the Junior Research Fellowships page.

King’s College follows an equal opportunities policy.