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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:

 

Catering Assistant – (full-time)

We are recruiting for a full-time Catering Assistant to join our team of dedicated staff who provide an exceptional front of house service.  Working under the direction of the Butler and Hall Supervisors, our Catering Assistants carry out a wide range of tasks within our Servery, Dining Hall and other function rooms.  We're proud of our 5 Star hygiene rating, and our reputation for high catering standards, and you will join a friendly and professional front of house team at an exciting time, as we are about to undertake a refurbishment of our Dining Hall and College Bar to improve the facilities offered to our students, staff, and Fellows and expand our conference business.  

 

To be successful in this role you will have previous experience in a customer-facing role, a smart appearance, good communication skills, and the ability to achieve and maintain high standards of service and hygiene, work in harmony with your colleagues and work under pressure to meet deadlines.  Customer service and attention to detail will be at the forefront of everything you do.  

Benefits: The many benefits of working at Selwyn College include 33 days paid holiday per annum (including an allowance for bank holidays), on-site parking, a free meal in College when on duty, a contributory final salary pension scheme or NEST, subsidised contributory private health insurance, free healthcare cash plan, contractual sick pay, a range of family friendly benefits above statutory requirements, free use of the College gym, and the opportunity for salary progression through performance-based increments. 

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.

religious belief, and we’re keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.

Catering Assistant – (part-time, 16 hours per week)

We are recruiting for a permanent, part-time Catering Assistant to join our team of dedicated staff who provide an exceptional front of house service.  Working under the direction of the Butler and Hall Supervisors, our Catering Assistants carry out a wide range of tasks within our Servery, Dining Hall and other function rooms.  We're proud of our 5 Star hygiene rating, and our reputation for high catering standards, and you will join a friendly and professional front of house team at an exciting time, as we are about to undertake a refurbishment of our Dining Hall and College Bar to improve the facilities offered to our students, staff, and Fellows and expand our conference business.  

 

To be successful in this role you will have previous experience in a customer-facing role, a smart appearance, good communication skills, and the ability to achieve and maintain high standards of service and hygiene, work in harmony with your colleagues and work under pressure to meet deadlines.  Customer service and attention to detail will be at the forefront of everything you do.  

Benefits: The many benefits of working at Selwyn College include 33 days paid holiday per annum (pro rata) which includes an allowance for bank holidays, on-site parking, a free meal in College when on duty, a contributory final salary pension scheme or NEST, subsidised contributory private health insurance, free healthcare cash plan, contractual sick pay, a range of family friendly benefits above statutory requirements, free use of the College gym, and the opportunity for salary progression through performance-based increments. 

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.

Assistant Gardener – (part-time, 20 hours per week)

We are recruiting for a Seasonal Gardener to support our new Head Gardener and his team to ensure that our gardens look their best throughout the summer months.  Our gardens are amongst the most attractive in Cambridge, with a beautiful Victorian Border, a woodland walk, a pond teeming with wildlife, richly planted flowering borders and beds, and collections of shrubs from around the world.

 

The position offers a wide variety of gardening tasks, including planting, pruning, edging, weeding, litter collection, watering and other seasonal horticultural jobs.  And as long as you’re up for a challenge and not afraid of hard work, you’ll find that fun is also part of the job description.  

 

With previous gardening experience, preferably in a commercial environment, you will be someone who likes to get stuck in and isn’t afraid of getting their hands dirty. You must be a good team worker, physically fit, and able to lift and carry tools and push wheelbarrows. 

 

Please contact the Head Gardener by telephone on 01223 331868 if you would like further information or to discuss the role informally.

 

If you have a keen interest in gardening and are looking to broaden your gardening experience, we would be delighted to hear from you! 

 

  • Contract Type: Fixed-term, commencing on the 4th June and ending on 29th September 2018.
  • Hours of Work: 20 hours per week. There is some flexibility to the work pattern, although an 8.00am start is required to fit with the team.
  • Salary: £8.47 per hour, plus holiday pay.
  • Job Description
  • Terms & Conditions of Employment
  • Application Form: Word / PDF
  • Closing Date: Sunday 29th April 2018

Benefits: The College offers excellent benefits including a contributory pension scheme, on-site parking, free lunches in College (if your agreed working pattern coincides with a lunch break), pleasant surroundings and working environment.  

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.

 

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.