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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:

Head Gardener

We are currently looking to appoint a new Head Gardener to lead an enthusiastic team of gardeners and work alongside other departments to maintain and develop our wonderful gardens and deliver high standards of horticulture.


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The role

The Head Gardener has day-to-day responsibility for the upkeep of the College’s gardens and will ensure that these continue to have an excellent reputation and provide an enjoyable experience for Fellows, students, staff, guests and visitors.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Head Gardener will take an active role in the design, improvement and development of all garden areas of the College-owned sites, including Old Court, Ann’s Court, Cripps Court, the Master’s and Fellows’ Gardens and off-site College properties, developing the existing gardens for year round beauty.

He/she will be involved in delivering some great new developments, including support in the design of the courts around a new Library and Auditorium, which will be completed in September 2020.

The successful candidate will also expand opportunities for in-house propagation, which could include growing our own garden produce for the College’s successful catering and conferencing operation.

Our ideal candidate

You will have significant practical experience in horticulture, supported by appropriate qualifications to RHS level 3, or equivalent level of vocational experience.  You’ll also have a good level of plantsmanship/plant husbandry skills, together with previous experience of managing small contracts and projects and organising garden public events, eg open days and leading garden tours.  Artistic plantsmanship/design skills would be highly advantageous.

The successful candidate will also have good leadership skills, including coaching, team development, motivation and strong communication and people skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships, both internally and externally.

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: £30,420 – £31,333 per annum
Job Description
Terms and Conditions of Employment
Application Form (Word)
Application Form (PDF)
Application Process: To apply for this role, prospective candidates should send the following items to the College:

  • A completed application form which should include the names and addresses of two work referees, one being your current or most recent employer. (Referees will not be contacted until after the interviews).
  • A written statement of no longer than 300 words stating how their skills, experiences and interests equip them to undertake this role.

Application documents should be sent to the HR Officer, Selwyn College, Cambridge CB3 9DQ or by email to: recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk  No CV’s please.

Closing Date: The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 20 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 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.

If you have a disability

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

Job Description
Terms and Conditions of Employment
Application Form (Word)
Application Form (PDF)

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 we’re also building 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 able to lift and transport items of furniture and refuse bins and have a valid 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 20 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 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.

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)

Housekeeping Assistant (part-time, evenings, 15 hours per week)

We are inviting applications for a self-motivated, part-time Housekeeping Assistant to clean our administrative offices in the early evenings from Monday to Friday.

Built in 2005, and located in Ann’s Court, the College Offices provide office space for our Bursary, Tutorial, IT, HR and Development Office staff, located over three floors and accessed by stairs and a lift.

The ideal candidate

Applicants must have previous cleaning experience preferably in a hotel or academic environment, a keen eye for detail, the ability to achieve and maintain the College’s high standards and to follow correct hygiene and safe working practices at all times.

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:

• 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, part-time
Hours of Work: 15 hours per week
Salary: £9 per hour
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 20 January 2019.

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

In applying for this role, you will provide personal data which the College will process in accordance with its data protection obligations and 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.

If you have a disability:
To assist applicants with disabilities, the following documents are also provided in large print:
Job Description
Terms and 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.


(click to view Brochure)

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.

In applying for this role, you will provide personal data which the College will process in accordance with its data protection obligations and 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.

Closing Date: The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 20 January 2019.

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.


(click to view Brochure)

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/