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).

Seasonal Visitor Guides

Department: Visitor Services
Responsible to: Head of Visitor Services
Responsible for: To welcome visitors to King’s College, and assist in the reception and control of visitors, working with other team members to maintain the integrity of the College, its buildings and contents.
Salary: £8.29 per hour
Contract type: Temporary, part-time, 27.5 hours per week worked on a rota
Person specification: 

We are looking for Seasonal Visitor Guides who would be available to work from 25 March to 27 October or from 27 May to 29 September 2017.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of dealing with the public in a customer focussed environment and previous retail experience is desirable.

You should be educated to at least GCSE level with a basic knowledge of health & safety.

In addition we are looking for candidates with the ability to:

  •     Maintain a customer focussed approach
  •     Work with and support others in a collaborative manner
  •     Be patient, tactful and diplomatic
  •     Cope with a varied and demanding workload
  •     Work with honesty and integrity when dealing with the public and managing financial transactions
Other Details: 
  • 32 days annual leave pro rata
  • Uniform
  • 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 Monday 30 January 2017 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk
Please note that interviews will be held on Wednesday 8 February 2017

Visitor Guide

Department: Visitor Services
Responsible to: Head of Visitor Services
Responsible for: To welcome visitors to King’s College, and assist in the reception and control of visitors, working with other team members to maintain the integrity of the College, its buildings and contents.
Salary: £11,911 per annum
Contract type: Permanent, part-time, 27.5 hours per week
Person specification: 

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of dealing with the public in a customer focussed environment and previous retail experience is desirable.

You should be educated to at least GCSE level with a basic knowledge of health & safety.

In addition we are looking for candidates with the ability to:

  • Maintain a customer focussed approach
  • Work with and support others in a collaborative manner
  • Be patient, tactful and diplomatic
  • Cope with a varied and demanding workload
  • Work with honesty and integrity when dealing with the public and managing financial transactions
Other Details: 
  • 32 days annual leave
  • Uniform
  • 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 Monday 30 January 2017 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk
Please note that interviews will be held on Wednesday 8 February 2017

Senior Sous Chef

Department: Catering
Responsible to: Executive Head Chef
Responsible for: To ensure that the highest possible standard of menu planning, food preparation and presentation is achieved by the College Catering Department.
Salary: Competitive
Contract type: Permanent, full-time, 5 days per week
Person specification: 

The ideal candidate will have had a minimum of one year’s experience as a Sous Chef, and some hotel, restaurant, or commercial experience is essential.

You should also have:

  • An NVQ level 3 (Food Preparation & Cooking)
  • An intermediate Food Hygiene qualification
  • First Aid training (or be willing to undertake this)
  • Good culinary skills and the ability to teach others
  • The ability to motivate staff and work in harmony with colleagues
  • A strong focus on financial control

And be:

  • Honest, reliable and hard working with the ability to work under pressure
  • Creative and passionate about food
  • Flexible in your attitude and approach to work
  • Self motivated with a desire to succeed
Other Details: 
  • 32 days annual leave 
  • Bonuses
  • Uniform [if applicable]
  • 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 Tuesday 31 January 2017 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk