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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:

  • Providing professional and confidential advice and support to staff.
  • Organising mandatory staff training and maintainance of staff record
  • Assisting with the recruitment and selection of new staff.

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

 

Permanent Vacancies:

Human Resources Manager (full-time)

Selwyn College is looking to appoint an HR Manager. This is a key role in a college which wants to ensure an excellent working environment for its staff, and which has a commitment to equality and diversity.

Selwyn was founded in 1882, and is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. It is a strong community that is home to 600 students from the UK and around the world; it has a Fellowship with a global academic reputation; and it employs more than 100 non-academic staff, across areas from housekeeping and catering to gardens and maintenance. The overall aim is to provide a warm and friendly environment, with top-quality delivery of services, in a way that supports the intellectual ambitions of the institution.

The HR Manager will be responsible for overseeing recruitment and employment policies and practices. He/she will give advice to the Master and college officers on ensuring compliance with external regulation and HR best practice. This will include achieving our goal of a diverse workforce, in which everyone can feel valued as part of a successful team.

The post-holder will need to have strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with people at all levels across the college. He/she will need to be an experienced HR practitioner with a good working knowledge of employment law.

This is a position which can contribute greatly to the university life of generations of students, and also establish Selwyn as an exemplar of an academic institution where all the staff roles contribute to the success of the college.

The salary range is £43,374 to £45,335 pa. The post is subject to a probationary period of six months.

The college offers a range of benefits, including a contributory final salary pension scheme.

Other benefits include:
• 33 days’ paid annual leave (including an allowance for the bank holidays)
• Free meals on duty
• On-site parking
• Contractual sick pay
• Free healthcare benefits plan
• Subsidised private healthcare
• Free use of the College gym

Contract Type: Permanent, full-time
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £43,374 to £45,335 per annum, plus other benefits, including a final salary pension scheme

Please click here for further particulars.
Application Form (Word)
Application Form (PDF)

A completed application form should be returned with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the position to: bursars-assistant@sel.cam.ac.uk
The closing date for applications is 17.00 on Monday 3 December 2018, and we will be scheduling interviews for the week beginning Monday 10 December.
For more information, please contact the Bursar’s Assistant (email: bursars-assistant@sel.cam.ac.uk, tel: 01223 335892).

Selwyn College is home to students of all backgrounds from the UK and across the world. We’re proud of our diversity. We therefore welcome staff whatever their race, gender, sexuality, disability or religious belief, and we’re keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.

Handyperson (full-time)

Selwyn College is looking to appoint an experienced and motivated Handyperson to join our busy, professional maintenance team.

The successful applicant will work alongside other professional trades, undertaking a range of maintenance and decorating tasks to repair and improve the overall condition of College properties.

Our properties include 19th century student accommodation, Dining Hall, Chapel and Master’s Lodge in Old Court, recently refurbished accommodation and facilities in Cripps Court, Ann’s Court student accommodation and College administrative offices built in the 2000’s, and a new Library and Auditorium which will be completed in September 2020.

The role

Reporting to the Maintenance Office Manager, you will carry out refurbishment of College property to support the Maintenance Manager in providing a multi-skilled reactive and proactive repair service to the College properties.  This will involve painting, decorating and carrying out repairs in student rooms, functions rooms, offices and public areas, maintaining a high standard of work and customer service at all times.

You will carry out routine preventative planned maintenance such as portable appliance testing (PAT), and emergency light testing according to planned programming, and working in conjunction with the other College Handypersons, you will retrieve maintenance tasks from the College Reporting System, and carry out repairs to reported faults to a high standard, contributing to the College’s high completion rate.

Contract Type: Permanent, full-time
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £21,020 per annum
Job Description & Person Specification
Terms and Conditions of Employment
Application Form (Word)
Application Form (PDF)

If you have a disability

To assist applicants with disabilities, the following documents are also provided in large print:
Job Description & Person Specification
Terms & Conditions of Employment
Application Form (Word)
Application Form (PDF)

Our Ideal Candidate

You will have previous experience in a Handyperson / Painter & Decorator role and will be able to demonstrate a pro-active approach to tasks and basic knowledge of workplace health and safety.  You’ll have knowledge of different types of paints and finishes, basic decorating techniques and basic building construction.  You will also have a keen eye for detail, and the ability to work to a high standard at all times and report and follow up areas of concern.

You’ll be a team player, with a positive ‘can do’ attitude, a flexible approach to tasks and the ability to cope with a varied and demanding workload within pre-determined timescales to meet deadlines

Selwyn provides accommodation for approximately 550 students and it is essential that you are polite, well-presented and customer focused, and have excellent communication skills.

The successful applicant will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service before their appointment is confirmed.

Looking after you and your career

We offer our staff an excellent benefits package which includes:

  • Opportunities for you to develop your skills through professional development
  • Reward for high achievers through performance-based pay
  • 33 days’ paid annual leave (including an allowance for the bank holidays)
  • Free meals on duty
  • On-site parking
  • Contractual sick pay
  • Free healthcare benefits plan
  • Contributory final salary pension scheme (or NEST)
  • Subsidised private healthcare
  • Free use of the College gym

Application Process

To apply for this role, send a completed application form electronically to the HR Officer (email: recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk) or by post to Selwyn College, Cambridge CB3 9DQ. No CV’s please.
Closing Date: The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 28 November 2018.

Interviews:  Interviews will be held on 5 and 6 December 2018.

Start Date:  It is hoped that the successful candidate will be able to take up their new role on 7 January 2019.

In applying for this role, you will provide personal data which the College will process in accordance with its data protection obligations and its Data Protection Policy. Please see http://www.sel.cam.ac.uk/selwyn-college/finances-and-governance/ for further information about how we process your personal data.

Selwyn College is home to students of all backgrounds from the UK and across the world. We’re proud of our diversity. We therefore welcome staff whatever their race, gender, sexuality, disability or religious belief, and we’re keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.

College Caretaker (full-time)

Selwyn is recruiting for an experienced, organised and self-motivated Caretaker, to help us maintain a first class Housekeeping service for our students, staff, Fellows, visitors and conference guests.


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The role

Reporting to the Domus Manager, the College Caretaker will work as part of a small team, providing great customer service, maintaining external and Housekeeping storage areas to a high standard, assisting with furniture moves and storage, and managing recycling and waste removal collections.
You will be able to use good organisational and time management skills to prioritise your workload to meet deadlines and will be willing to lend others a helping hand when necessary. You’ll have a head for heights when cleaning external light fittings and replacing lamp shades, and will assist with litter and seasonal leaf clearance. You’ll also be part of a snow and ice clearing team to keep our students, staff, Fellows, visitors and conference guests safe during the winter months.

You’ll join the College at an exciting time of development and expansion, with refurbishments of the Servery and College Bar, and the building of a new Library and Auditorium, which will be completed in September 2020.

Our ideal candidate

With previous experience in a Caretaker or similar role, the successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills, organisational, time management and planning skills. You’ll be a team player, with a positive ‘can do’ attitude, a flexible approach to tasks and the ability to cope with a varied and demanding workload.

You will have knowledge of the correct usage and application of a wide range of cleaning products, and the ability to achieve and maintain a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness. The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate a pro-active approach to tasks, and eye for detail and the ability to report and follow up areas of concern.  You must also be physically fit, able to lift and transport items of furniture and refuse bins and have a valid UK driving licence.

The successful applicant will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service before their appointment is confirmed.

If you have the desire to provide excellent customer service and high personal standards regarding time keeping, attendance and personal presentation, we invite you to apply today!

Looking after you and your career

We offer our staff an excellent benefits package:
• Opportunities for you to develop your skills through professional development
• Reward for high achievers through performance-based pay
• 33 days’ paid annual leave (including an allowance for the bank holidays)
• Free meals on duty
• On-site parking
• Contractual sick pay
• Free healthcare benefits plan
• Contributory final salary pension scheme (or NEST)
• Subsidised private healthcare
• Free use of the College gym

Contract Type: Permanent, full-time
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £17,869 per annum
Job Description & Person Specification
Terms and Conditions of Employment
Application Form (Word)
Application Form (PDF)

Application Process: To apply for this role, send a completed application form electronically to the HR Officer (email: recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk) or by post to Selwyn College, Cambridge CB3 9DQ. No CV’s please.
Closing Date: The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 18 November 2018.

Selwyn College is home to students of all backgrounds from the UK and across the world. We’re proud of our diversity. We therefore welcome staff whatever their race, gender, sexuality, disability or religious belief, and we’re keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.

If you have a disability

To assist applicants with disabilities, the following documents are also provided in large print:
Job Description
Terms & Conditions of Employment
Application Form (Word)
Application Form (PDF)

Kitchen Porter (full-time)

Selwyn is recruiting for a full-time, permanent Kitchen Porter to join our busy Catering Department.


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Operating the plate wash and pot wash machines, the Kitchen Porter will also be responsible for keeping their work area clean and tidy, and maintaining the College’s high standard of hygiene. The successful applicant will be honest, trustworthy and reliable, and must be able to use good organisational and time management skills to work under pressure at times to meet deadlines. He/she will also be a team player, with the ability to work in harmony with your work colleagues. Previous experience of working in a team and knowledge of the correct use of chemicals (COSHH) in a similar working environment would be an advantage.

Benefits: The many benefits of working at Selwyn include a free meal in College when on duty, free on-site parking, 33 days annual leave (inclusive of an allowance for bank holidays), a contributory final salary pension scheme, free medical healthcare cash plan, and free use of the College Gym.

Contract Type: Permanent, full-time
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week, working both split and straight shifts and alternate weekends.
Salary: £17,550 per annum 
Job Description & Person Specification
Terms & Conditions of Employment
Application Form(Word)
Application Form (PDF)

Application Process: To apply for this role, send a completed application form electronically to the HR Officer (email: recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk) or by post to Selwyn College, Cambridge CB3 9DQ. No CV’s please.

Closing Date: The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 25 November 2018.

Selwyn College is home to students of all backgrounds from the UK and across the world. We’re proud of our diversity. We therefore welcome staff whatever their race, gender, sexuality, disability or religious belief, and we’re keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.

If you have a disability

To assist applicants with disabilities, the following documents are also provided in large print:
Job Description & Person Specification
Terms and Conditions of Employment
Application Form (Word)
Application Form (PDF)

Catering Assistant (full-time)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Catering Assistant wishing to join our friendly and professional Catering team.


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The role

Reporting to the College Butler, our Catering Assistants carry out a variety of tasks in our newly refurbished, state of the art Servery, historic Dining Hall and other dining areas, providing exceptional front of house service to our students, staff, Fellows, visitors and guests.

The ideal candidate

The successful applicant will play a key role in the overall experience of our students, staff, Fellows, visitors and guests.  You will be an ambassador for the College for every customer who walks through the door, so we are looking for someone who enjoys working with people and is passionate about delivering the highest standard of customer service.  You will have excellent verbal communication skills, an understanding of what amazing guest service looks like, a great eye for detail, and will enjoy working as part of a fast-paced, friendly and efficient team.

Looking after you and your career

We’ll provide opportunities for you to develop your skills through mentoring and professional development. We reward high achievers through performance-based pay, and we also offer an excellent benefits package, which includes a contributory final salary pension scheme (or NEST), 33 days’ paid annual leave (including an allowance for the bank holidays), free meals on duty, on-site parking, contractual sick pay, free healthcare plan, subsidised private healthcare and free use of the College gym.

Contract Type: Permanent, full-time
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £17,091 per annum
Job Description & Person Specification
Terms & Conditions of Employment
Application Form (Word)
Application Form (PDF)

Application Process: To apply for this role, send a completed application form electronically to the HR Officer (email: recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk) or by post to Selwyn College, Cambridge CB3 9DQ. No CV’s please.

Closing Date: The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 18 November 2018.

Selwyn College is home to students of all backgrounds from the UK and across the world. We’re proud of our diversity. We therefore welcome staff whatever their race, gender, sexuality, disability or religious belief, and we’re keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.

If you have a disability

To assist applicants with disabilities, the following documents are also provided in large print:

Job Description & Person Specification

Terms & Conditions of Employment

Application Form (Word)

Application Form (Pdf)

 

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 in the future (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

Equal Opportunity

Selwyn College is commmitted to equal opportunity and aims 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. 

Data Protection

For information on how the College will handle your data, please see the Data Protection Statement for Applicants and Candidates:  http://www.sel.cam.ac.uk/finances-and-governance/