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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:

 

College Caretaker

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.

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: £17,349 per annum
Job Description and 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 30 September 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.

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

Application Form (PDF)

Section Chef


We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic, creative and fully qualified Section Chef to join our professional team who produce amazing food. Under the direction of the Head Chef, you will work with other Sections Chefs to provide consistently high quality food and introduce innovative dishes to enhance the overall dining experience for our customers. You’ll be catering daily for breakfasts, lunch and dinner for our students, staff and Fellows, as well as producing amazing dishes for Formal Hall, High Table Dinners, College Functions and Feasts.

Our ideal candidate

We’re looking for a highly talented, creative Section Chef, who is passionate about food and presentation. Qualified to NVC Level 2, you will have previous experience of working in a busy kitchen, and the ability to work under pressure. You’ll enjoy working to high standards and will be able to assist with menu development and willing to share your knowledge with the team to enhance our reputation for excellence. You’ll also have high personal standards regarding time keeping, attendance and personal presentation.

If you have a positive ‘can do’ attitude, and are the kind of person who jumps in to help others, to ensure service is never compromised and our guests enjoy a memorable experience, we’d love to meet you!

Looking after you and your career

If you are ambitious, we’ll provide opportunities for you to further develop your skills through mentoring and professional development. We reward high achievers through performance-based pay.  We also offer an excellent benefits package which includes a 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 medical healthcare plan, and free use of the College gym. If you are looking for a kitchen to develop your skills, then Selwyn College is for you.
Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to the Head Chef (Email: chefs@sel.cam.ac.uk)

Contract Type: Permanent, full-time
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week,
Salary: £21,652 per annum, depending on experience
Job Description and Person Specification
Terms and Conditions of Employment
Application Form: Word format   PDF format
Application Process: To apply for this role, send a completed application form (No CV’s please) electronically to the HR Officer (email: recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk) or by post to Selwyn College, Cambridge CB3 9DQ.
Closing Date: The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 14 October 2018.

If you have a disability

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

Job Description and Person Specification
Terms and Conditions of Employment
Application Form (Word format)

Application Form (PDF format)

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. 

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/