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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:

  • Thevelopment and implementation of HR policies and procedures.
  • 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

Current Vacancies:

Relief Porters

Selwyn is rcruiting for Relief Porters to work varied hours to cover staff absences and also to provide additional support for our Porters on busy days.  The successful applicants will provide a welcoming and efficient front of house service to members of the College, staff, visitors and guests, dealing promptly and efficiently with all enquiries, while maintaining a calm, professional manner when responding to incidents, accidents and emergencies.  Our Porters are also responsible for security of the College, undertaking regular security and fire safety patrols, as well as being qualified first aiders.  To be successful in this role you will be customer-focused, motivated team players, and possess a friendly and helpful manner and excellent communication skills.  Discretion, tact and the ability to follow procedures and work without close supervision, and a smart appearance are also essential.  Previous experience in a security, fire safety, or front of house role would be an advantage.

  • Contract type:  Casual
  • Hours of work:  Varied
  • Salary:  £10.24 per hour, plus a 15% enhancement for all hours worked on a late shift
  • 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 pension scheme, a free healthcare benefit plan, subsidised private healthcare, free use of the College gym, and a friendly atmosphere and pleasant working environment.

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

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 Sunday 25 June 2017.  

Please contact the HR Officer (Tel: 01223 769271 / Email: recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk) if you would like to receive any of these details in large print.


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

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.