Job vacancies

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

Projects Administrator

Department: Maintenance
Responsible to: Clerk of Works
Responsible for: Providing comprehensive secretarial support to the Domus Bursar and the Clerk of Works in the delivery of College infrastructure projects, as well as the coordination and delivery of efficiencies in support of the College’s Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).
Salary: Competitive
Contract type: Permanent, full-time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.30pm (with an hour for lunch)
Person specification: 

The ideal candidate for this newly created position will have:

  • Previous experience as a Secretary or a PA (this is essential);
  • Minute taking skills;
  • Experience of managing diaries using Outlook;
  • Experience of document control;
  • Patience, tact and diplomacy.

And be:

  • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent;
  • Competent in using Microsoft Word and Excel and the internet;
  • Able to process, file and create reports from existing data;
  • Able to make decisions on their own initiative and to work with minimal supervision;
  • Able to cope with a varied and demanding workload.

Experience gained through working in a College environment would be desirable.

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 Thursday 4 May 2017 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk

Domestic Supervisor

Department: Housekeeping
Responsible to: Senior Housekeeper
Responsible for: Assisting the Senior Housekeeper in ensuring that the highest possible standard of housekeeping is achieved in designated College buildings within the allocated budget.
Salary: £9.41 per hour
Contract type: Permanent, full or part-time hours considered (30-37.5 hours per week)
Person specification: 

The ideal candidate will have had experience working as a Domestic Supervisor within a Hotel or College environment and be willing and able to deal with the conferencing demands of the College out of term.

Alternatively we would be willing to consider a Team Leader/Head Bedder looking for a promotion at Trainee Supervisor level.

You should also have:

  • Previous household/domestic experience (essential);
  • A good command of English for verbal and written communication (essential);
  • Experience in planning and strong communication skills (desirable);
  • A passion for and a commitment to maintaining high standards of hygiene and cleanliness;
  • The ability to prioritise and to motivate and influence the Housekeeping team on a daily basis;
  • Experience in training new staff members and carrying out appraisals (desirable);
  • An NVQ level 3 in Housekeeping or equivalent experience;
  • A flexible yet well organised approach to work;
  • The ability to cope with a varied and demanding workload;
  • The ability to work with and cover for other members of the staff team during periods of absence;
  • Knowledge of basic Health & Safety guidelines;
  • The ability to use CASC and Forum (although full training will be provided);
  • A flexible approach to working occasional weekends during busy periods.

And be:

  • Reliable, with a methodical and thorough approach;
  • Observant and able to report/follow up on any areas of concern.

Previous experience of working within an educational establishment in a campus environment would be an advantage.

Other Details: 
  • 32 days annual leave
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Pension
  • SimplyHealth cash plan
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Bonus
  • Meals on duty   
  • Uniform

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 9 May 2017 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk

Lodge Porter

Department: Porter's Lodge
Responsible to: Head Porter
Responsible for: To provide front of house administration, safety and security for the College.
Salary: £21,231 per annum
Contract type: Temporary, full-time, 37.5 hours per week to be worked on a shift system
Person specification: 

We are seeking to appoint a Lodge Porter on a temporary basis for one year to cover a period of leave, ideally starting in July 2017.

The ideal candidate will have had some experience in a reception/administrative office along with experience of dealing with members of the public in a customer care environment.

You should also have:

  • Good communication skills;
  • A positive and flexible approach to work;
  • The ability to make quick decisions in difficult situations and work well under pressure;
  • The ability to produce and maintain accurate records;
  • A high standard of personal appearance;
  • Enthusiasm for making a positive contributon to the life of the College.

And be:

  • Computer literate, and numerate, with a professional telephone manner;
  • Approachable, reliable, conscientious and trustworthy;

An NVQ Level 1 in Catering & Hospitality (Porter Service) is desirable, as is First Aid training.

A full driving licence is essential.

Other Details: 
  • 32 days annual leave
  • Car parking (when available)
  • Pension
  • Meals on duty  
  • Uniform provided

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 19 May 2017 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk