Job vacancies

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

Relief Verger

Department: Chapel
Responsible to: The Dean’s Verger
Responsible for: To assist the Dean’s Verger in the important task of ensuring that the services and events of the Chapel are prepared for and managed to the highest standards, including the welcome of congregations and audiences, and with tidying up and restoring the Chapel to good order.
Salary: £8.29 per hour
Contract type: Casual, part-time, 10 hours per week when required
Person specification: 

A basic knowledge of liturgy and worship of the Church of England, and appreciation of the value of choral music.

An understanding of the distinctive ethos of the Chapel, and highly sympathetic to the liturgical life of the Chapel.

A desire to be inspired by the music and worship of the Chapel along with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently, and to be calm under pressure.

A courteous, friendly and respectful attitude and ability to work with honesty and integrity in dealing retiring collections.

Previous experience of dealing with the public is essential, and some experience of working in the world of Oxbridge colleges would be advantageous.

A working knowledge of formal and choral liturgy would be beneficial.

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 22 August 2016 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk

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: £12,351.90 per annum
Contract type: Part-time, 30 hours per week, Sunday 7.30 am–2.00 pm and Monday – Thursday 8.30 am–3.00pm (with 30 minutes for lunch). Occasional weekends during busy periods.
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

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

Applications should be submitted to arrive on or before Tuesday 2 August 2016 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk

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: £12,351 per annum
Contract type: Part-time, 30 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 8.30 am – 3.00 pm (with 30 minutes for lunch). Occasional weekends during busy periods.
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

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

Applications should be submitted to arrive on or before Tuesday 2 August 2016 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk

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: £12,351 per annum
Contract type: Part-time, 30 hours per week, Tuesday - Friday, 8.30 am – 3.00 pm and Saturday 7.30 am – 2.00pm (with 30 minutes for lunch each day).
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

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

Applications should be submitted to arrive on or before Friday 5 August 2016 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk

Weekend Lodge Porter

Department: Porter’s Lodge
Responsible to: Senior Porters & Head Porter
Responsible for: Providing front of house administration, safety and security for the College.
Salary: £8,400 per annum
Contract type: Part-time, 40% (Saturdays & Sundays)
Person specification: 

NVQ Level 1 in Catering & Hospitality (Porter Service) is desirable. Trained First Aider, or willing to undertake necessary training. A full driving licence is essential.

Good communication skills and a positive and flexible approach to work. Ability to make quick decisions in difficult situations and work well under pressure.

Computer literate, numerate, with a professional telephone manner. Ability to produce and maintain accurate records. Approachable, reliable, conscientious and trustworthy. High standard of personal appearance.

Enthusiasm for making a positive contribution to the life of the College Experience of a reception/administrative office is desirable Some experience of dealing with members of the public in a customer care environment

Other Details: 
  • 13 days annual leave per annum
  • Uniform (after probationary period)
  • 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 sent to the Personnel Manager to arrive as soon as possible and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk

Applications should be submitted to arrive on or before Sunday 7 August 2016 and may be submitted electronically to jobs@kings.cam.ac.uk