Job vacancies

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

Domestic Assistant

Department: Housekeeping

Responsible to: Senior Housekeeper

Responsible for: To ensure that the highest possible standard of housekeeping is achieved in designated College buildings within the allocated budget.

Salary: £11,709 per annum (rising to £12,352 after probation)

Contract type: Part-time, 30 hours per week (Sunday to Thursdays from 7.30am to 2pm (with 30 minutes for lunch).

Person specification: Previous household/domestic experience. Knowledge of correct usage and application of a range of cleaning products. Reliable, with a methodical and thorough approach. Able to achieve and maintain a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness. Willing to adopt a flexible approach to tasks. Observant and able to report and follow up on any areas of concern. Able to cope with a varied and demanding workload.

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 be sent to Personnel Manager to arrive as soon as possible and may be submitted electronically to

Thackeray Project Cataloguer (fixed term)

Department: Library

Responsible to: College Librarian

Responsible for: Cataloguing of rare books from the collection of George Thackeray and playing a key role in delivering a comprehensive programme of outreach activities including exhibitions, talks, open days, public lectures, workshops and educational material, such as online webpages, blog posts and a digital library.

Salary: £22,000 per annum

Contract type: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm (with 1 hour for lunch), fixed term for 24 months (to start as soon as possible).

Person specification: A good honours degree and a post-graduate qualification in Library and Information Studies or equivalent experience. A thorough knowledge of the MARC21 bibliographic format and of AACR2 as well as knowledge of DCRM(B) and knowledge of book history and book binding practices and techniques and associated terminology for their description. Training will be given in post on local practices. A good working knowledge of as many of the following languages as possible: French, German, Italian and Latin. Excellent IT skills. The ability to work effectively both alone and as part of a small library team.

Other details

  • The post is funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the project ‘Shakespeare and Austen at King’s College: Celebrating their Centenaries in 2016 and 2017’.
  • 32 days annual leave (pro rata)
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Pension
  • 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.
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 sent to Personnel Manager to arrive on or before 26 May 2016 and may be submitted electronically to .

Interviews will take place in the week beginning 30 May.

Post-Doctoral College Research Associates

King's College welcomes applications for College Research Associates in Arts and Humanities to start in October 2016.

For information and the application procedure, see the College Research Associates page. The closing date for the competition is 9am on Wednesday 15 June 2016.