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Welcome to the Human Resources Department

The HR Department deals with the personnel management of College Staff and is responsible for:

  • The development and implementation of HR policies and procedures.
  • Providing professional and confidential advice and support to staff.
  • Organising mandatory staff training and maintainance of staff records.
  • Assisting with the recruitment and selection of new staff.

Academic and research vacancies are administered by the Master’s Assistant.

Permanent Vacancies:

Operations Manager

Selwyn College wishes to appoint an Operations Manager to lead the management and integration of its domestic teams in delivering high quality and cost-effective services to academic staff, students and conference guests.  This is a new senior management position representing an opportunity for an experienced professional to contribute to the development of a highly successful institution at a time of change and challenge in the higher education sector. 

The position brings together catering, conferences, housekeeping, maintenance, gardens and other operations.  It will take responsibility for over 500 rooms; a busy kitchen that ranges from quick snacks to high-quality dinners; a growing conference business that attracts visitors from across the world; and maintaining a beautiful environment with our historic buildings and extensive gardens. 

Selwyn is an ambitious and vibrant college, with a commitment to inclusion and access.  It is a welcoming, forward-thinking college, home to around 380 undergraduates, 240 postgraduate students, 55 Fellows and 100 staff. 

Reporting to the Bursar, the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate outstanding staff management experience, with a demonstrable record of commercial awareness and effective leadership at a senior level. Candidates should also have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and the ability to get on well with academic and non-academic colleagues, staff, students and alumni.

  • Contract type:  Permanent, full-time
     
  • Salary:  £50,589 to £60,405, depending on experience
     
  • Job description:  Word, PDF
  • Person specification:  Word, PDF
  • Terms and conditions of employment:  Word, PDF
  • Application process:  To apply for this position please email the completed application form, together with a written statement of no longer than 300 words, highlighting your suitability for the position, to the HR Officer at recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk, no later than Monday 24 April, 2017. 
  • Application form:  Word, PDF

The successful applicant will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

For an informal conversation prior to applying to this role, please contact the Bursar, Nick Downer, on (01223) 335831.

Interviews are likely to be held on Wednesday 3 May, 2017. 

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and other minorities who are under-represented in the college.

 

Sales Ledger & Accounts Assistant

Selwyn College wishes to appoint an Accounts Assistant to work in the College Bursary. This post represents a great opportunity for the successful applicant to gain experience of work across a range of financial functions carried out in the Bursary. Initially, responsibilities would include Sales Ledger and analysis of cash receipts, including processing donations using Raiser’s Edge.  

Applicants must be able to demonstrate strong numeracy and good literacy skills. Competency in MS Excel and Word is important. Training will be provided on the various other software packages used and to support further job development.

There is the opportunity for salary progression through performance based increments and by taking on further responsibilities. In addition, the College offers excellent benefits including an occupational pension scheme and subsidised meals.

The successful applicant will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

  • Contract type:  Permanent, full-time
     
  • Hours of work: 35 per week
  • Salary:  The starting salary will be £22,476 per annum.
  • Job description:  Word, PDF
  • Person specification:  Word,     PDF    
  • Terms and conditions of employment:  Word, PDF
  • Application form:  Word, PDF

The many benefits of working at Selwyn include 33 days' annual leave (inclusive of an allowance for the public and bank holidays), a free meal on duty, on-site parking, a contributory final salary pension scheme, free healthcare cash plan, free use of the College gym, and friendly atmosphere and pleasant working environment.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and other minorities who are under-represented in our College.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 5 April 2017.

 

Handyperson

Selwyn College is recruiting for a Handyperson to join our small and busy maintenance team.  Working in conjunction with the Senior Handyman, the Handyperson will carry out a wide variety of reactive and planned tasks, which may involve plumbing, carpentry, lamp changes, door adjustments, fitting ironmongery, Portable Appliance Testing, emergency light testing and repair and routine water monitoring.  He/she will also collect materials from merchants in the College vehicle, and generally assist other trades to ensure the timely completion of tasks and refurbishment projects.

With an in-depth understanding of all the main building trades, and a keen eye for detail, the successful applicant will also have the ability to complete work to a high standard.  He/she must be a team player, customer-focused, with good communication skills, and have the flexibility to adjust and adapt to help the team to meet deadlines.

The successful candidate must also be physically fit, with the ability to lift and carry materials, work at height and have a full driving licence.

The successful applicant will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

  • Contract type:  Permanent, full-time
     
  • Hours of work: 37.5 per week
  • Salary:  The starting salary will be in the region of £19,388 – £20,264, depending upon skills and experience.
  • Job description:  Word, PDF
  • Person specification:  Word, PDF
  • Terms and conditions of employment:  Word, PDF
  • Application form:  Word, PDF

The many benefits of working at Selwyn include 33 days' annual leave (inclusive of an allowance for the public and bank holidays), a free meal on duty, on-site parking, a contributory final salary pension scheme, free healthcare cash plan, free use of the College gym, and friendly atmosphere and pleasant working environment.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and other minorities who are under-represented in our College.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 30 March 2017.  Interviews will be held on 5 and 6 April 2017.  It is hoped that the successful applicant will be able to start their new role at the beginning of May 2017.

 

College Caretaker

Selwyn College is recruiting for a self-motivated and customer focused Caretaker.  Working under the direction of the Domus Manager, the College Caretaker will clean external areas of the College, receive deliveries, and assist with furniture removal and storage, refuse disposal and recyling.

Applicants must be reliable, methodical and able to achieve and maintain a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness.  They must also be health and safety aware, able to prioritise and cope with a varied and at times demanding workload, both on their own and also as part of a small team.  The successful applicant must be able to lift and carry items of furniture and move refuse bins.  A full driving licence is also required.  The successful applicant will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

  • Contract type:  Permanent, full-time
     
  • Hours of work: 37.5 per week
  • Salary:  £16,724 per annum.
  • Job description:  Word, PDF
  • Person specification:  Word, PDF
  • Terms and conditions of employment:  Word, PDF
  • Application form:  Word, PDF

The many benefits of working at Selwyn include 33 days' annual leave (inclusive of an allowance for the public and bank holidays), a free meal on duty, on-site parking, a contributory final salary pension scheme, free healthcare cash plan, free use of the College gym, and a friendly atmosphere and pleasant working environment.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and other minorities who are under-represented in our College.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 17 April 2017.  

 

Tutorial Assistant

Selwyn College is recruiting for a part-time Assistant to support the work of the Tutorial Office.  Liaising closely with the Tutorial Office Manager, the Tutorial Assistant will assist with a wide range of tasks, which will include assisting with the organisation of graduations, matriculation and formal dinners, preparing letters for students, assisting with the support of students taking exams in College, assisting the Schools Liaison Officer with summer schools and other outreach activities, and providing cover for other members of the Tutorial Office when they are on leave.  This is a new post and it is envisaged that the post holder will work for 21 hours per week, with flexibility as to when those hours are worked.  It is anticipated that the post will initially be for one year.

The successful candidate will be a team player, with a meticulous eye for detail, accuracy in the written word, good people skills, strong organisational and time-management skills, and have a confident personal manner, with the ability to respond courteously and helpfully to all enquiries.  He/she will also be an experienced user of Microsoft Office.  Experience of using CamSIS is desirable, although training will be given.

The successful applicant will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

  • Contract type:  Fixed-term, part-time.
     
  • Hours of work:  21 hours per week, with flexibility as to when the hours are worked.
  • Salary:  The salary will be in the region of £17,226 per annum (pro rata), depending upon skills and experience.
  • Job description:  Word, PDF
  • Person specification:  Word, PDF
  • Terms and conditions of employment:  Word, PDF
  • Application form:  Word, PDF

The many benefits of working at Selwyn include 33 days' annual leave (pro rata), inclusive of an allowance for the public and bank holidays, a free meal on duty, on-site parking, a contributory pension scheme, free healthcare cash plan, free use of the College gym, and a friendly atmosphere and pleasant working environment.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and other minorities who are under-represented in our College.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Saturday 2 April 2017.  

 

Catering Department:  Hall Supervisor

A vacancy exists for a Hall Supervisor to support the College Butler in the supervision of the day-to-day operational activities in our Dining Hall, to ensure that the department provides the highest possible standard of food service delivery.

The Hall Supervisor will provide a welcoming, courteous, professional and discreet service at all times, and assist the College Butler in the daily supervision of our Catering Assistants and Plate Wash staff, to ensure they meet the high standards of hygiene and appearance required by the College.  He/she will assign duties to staff and supervise the preparation and service of formal meals, lunches, Fellows' High Table and various College events, and will also assist with staff training and arranging temporary staff as/when necessary.

With a friendly disposition, excellent organisational, time management and interpersonal skills, the successful applicant will also have previous experience of hospitality supervision (preferably Level 2 NVQ in Hospitality Supervision), and have the ability to motivate staff.  He/she must also be customer-focused and able to work under pressure and in harmony with their colleagues.

  • Contract type:  Permanent, full-time
  • Hours of work: 37.5 per week
  • Salary:  £19,674 per annum
  • Job description:  Word, PDF
  • Person specification:  Word, PDF
  • Terms and conditions of employment:  Word, PDF
  • Application form:  Word, PDF

The many benefits of working at Selwyn include 33 days' leave (includes an allowance for 8 bank holidays), free lunches on duty, a contributory final salary pension scheme, on site parking, free healthcare cash plan, subsidised private healthcare, free use of the College gym, and a friendly atmosphere and pleasant working environment.

We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and other minorities who are under-represented in our College.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 19 March 2017.  Interviews will be held shortly afterwards.

 

Catering Department:  Catering Assistant

Selwyn also has a vacancy for a full-time Catering Assistant to join our friendly Catering team.  Working under the direction of the College Butler and Hall Supervisors, our Catering Assistants undertake a wide variety of tasks within the Cafeteria and Dining Hall, and also have the opportunity to provide occasional cover for our Cashiers and assist on High Table. 

The successful applicant will have previous experience in a customer-facing role, a smart appearance, and a flexible attitude and approach to their work.  He/she must be able to achieve and maintain a high standard of service and hygiene, follow instruction, work in harmony with their colleagues and be a team player.

  • Contract type:  Permanent, full-time
  • Hours of work: 37.5 per week
  • Salary:  £16,237 per annum (£8.33 per hour)
  • Job description:  Word, PDF
  • Person specification:  Word, PDF
  • Terms and conditions of employment:  Word, PDF
  • Application form:  Word, PDF

The many benefits of working at Selwyn include 33 days' leave (includes an allowance for 8 bank holidays), free lunches on duty, a contributory final salary pension scheme, on site parking, free healthcare cash plan, subsidised private healthcare, free use of the College gym, and a friendly atmosphere and pleasant working environment.

We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and other minorities who are under-represented in our College.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 19 March 2017.  Interviews will be held shortly afterwards.

Casual Vacancies

We have the following casual vacancies:

Housekeeping Assistants (part-time) varied hours

Dining Hall Assistants (varied hours)

Other Employment Opportunities

Register your interest in working at Selwyn. If you are interested in working at Selwyn College and there are no current vacancies in your particular field, please use the online registration form to register your details and to receive notification of posts that may become available (administrative and manual posts only.)

Preventing Illegal Working

Applicants who are shortlisted for interview will need to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.  Please see:  Evidence of right to work in the UK

Equality and Diversity

The College is committed to equal opportunities. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. We aim to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their age, disability, race, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.