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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:

  • The Development 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:

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

Head Gardener

Due to the retirement of our Head Gardener at the end of this year, we are currently recruiting for his successor. 

Reporting to our Operations Manager, our new 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, Anns Court, Cripps Court, the Master's and Fellows' Gardens and off-site College properties, developing the existing gardens for all round year beauty.  He/she will be involved in delivering some great new developments, which will include support in the design of the courts around a new Library and Auditorium, due to be built in the next couple of years.  The successful applicant 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. 

An overview of this exciting role can be found here.

The many benefits of working at Selwyn include 33 days' paid annual leave (inclusive of an allowance for the public holidays) a contributory final salary pension scheme, contractual sick pay, free lunches, on-site parking, free healthcare benefit plan, free use of the College gym, and training opportunities for professional development.

  • Contract type: Permanent, full-time
  • Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, which would include some weekend working
  • Salary: £29,383 – £30,265 per annum.
  • Job description / Person specification
  • Terms and conditions of employment
  • Application process: To apply for this role, prospective candidates should submit an application form and a supporting written statement of no more than 300 words, stating how their skills, experiences and interests equip them to undertake this role.  Applications should be sent to the HR Officer, Selwyn College, Cambridge CB3 9DQ, or electronically to recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk
  • Application form:  Word, Pdf
  • Closing date:  The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 October 2017.
  • Interviews:  It is anticipated that interviews for short-listed candidates will be held in College on 12 October 2017.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and other minorities who are under-represented in our College.

Multi-Skilled Trader/Carpenter

If you are a Qualified/Time Served Carpenter with a keen eye for detail, who is also competent in other trades such as plastering and brick laying and are interested in working in a prestigious Cambridge College in a wonderful setting, then please get in touch. 

The College is seeking an experienced Multi-Skilled Trader/Carpenter to join our Maintenance team to provide high quality maintenance and refurbishment of our College properties.  Working as part of a team, the successful applicant will fit and install doors, lock and ironmongery, undertake basic carpentry tasks such as fitting kitchens, build and finish stud wall partitions, fit and install shower panelling and install drywall sheets.  He/she will complete small-scale alterations to College properties, ideally including brick laying and basic plastering.  Tasks will be varied and depend on operational requirements and the successful candidate's skills and knowledge.  We are searching for someone with the ability to work around problems and produce satisfactory solutions, either individually or as part of a team.  You will be working in properties occupied by our students and Fellows, so we are looking for applicants who are not just the best at their jobs, but also have great personalities when interacting with other people.

An overview of this exciting role can be found here.

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

The many benefits of working at Selwyn include 33 days' paid annual leave (inclusive of an allowance for the public holidays) a contributory final salary pension scheme, contractual sick pay, free lunches, on-site parking, free healthcare benefit plan, free use of the College gym, and training opportunities for professional development.

  • Contract type: Permanent, full-time
  • Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary:  The starting salary will be in the region of between £23,220 – £25,347 per annum, depending on skills and experience.
  • Job description
  • Person specification
  • Terms and conditions of employment
  • Application process: To apply for this role, prospective candidates should submit an application form to the HR Officer (Email: recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk) or via post to the HR Officer, Selwyn College, Cambridge. CB3 9DQ.
  • Application form:  Word, Pdf
  • Closing date:  The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 24 September 2017.
  • Interviews:  Interviews for short-listed candidates will be held in College on 3 and 4 October 2017.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and other minorities who are under-represented in our College.

Tutorial Administrator

An opportunity exists for a friendly and experienced team player to join our busy Tutorial Office.  Working under the direction of the Tutorial Office Manager, in this varied and interesting role you will be responsible for administration for our undergraduate students.  You will also provide secretarial support to the Directors of Studies and Tutors, and assist other members of the Tutorial Office team during busy times.  Your duties will include assisting with arrangements for Freshers' Week, organising the induction for the new undergraduate intake each year, and arranging the annual Matriculation Dinner and Supervisors' Dinner, liaising closely with the Senior Tutor and staff in Catering Department.  You will also deal with general enquiries by telephone, email and in person from students, Fellows, University and College staff and members of the public, and assist in maintaining and updating the Tutorial pages of the College website.

To be successful in this role you will have strong organisational and time-management skills, and the ability to prioritise your work to meet tight deadlines.  Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate with people confidently, courteously and helpfully to all enquiries on the telephone and face to face are essential.  You will also have diplomacy to deal with confidential and personal matters with students, staff and academic staff, and strong IT skills, using the Microsoft Office packages.

The many benefits of working at Selwyn include 33 days' paid annual leave (inclusive of an allowance for the public holidays) a contributory final salary pension scheme, contractual sick pay, free lunches, on-site parking, free healthcare benefit plan, free use of the College gym, and training opportunities for professional development.

  • Contract type: Permanent, full-time
  • Hours of work: 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, with some flexibility on start/finish times
  • Salary:  £22,192 per annum.
  • Job description
  • Person specification
  • Terms and conditions of employment
  • About the College and the Tutorial Office
  • Application process: To apply for this role, prospective candidates should submit an application form to the HR Officer (Email: recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk) or via post to the HR Officer, Selwyn College, Cambridge. CB3 9DQ.
  • Application form:  Word, Pdf
  • Closing date:  The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 1 October 2017.
  • Interviews:  It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 9 October 2017.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and other minorities who are under-represented in our College.

Relief Porter

Selwyn is recruiting for a Relief Porter to work varied hours to cover staff absences and also to provide additional support for our full-time Porters on busy days.

The successful applicant 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, a motivated team player, and possess a friendly and helpful manner with exceptional communication skills. Discretion, tact, the ability to follow procedures and work without close supervision, and a smart appearance are essential.  As an ambassador for the College in this front of house role, we are also looking for applicants who are not just the best at their jobs, but also have great personalities when interacting with other people.   Previous experience in security, fire safety, or front of house would be an advantage. 

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

The many benefits of working at Selwyn include 33 days' paid annual leave (inclusive of an allowance for the public holidays) a contributory final salary pension scheme, contractual sick pay, free lunches, on-site parking, free healthcare benefit plan, free use of the College gym, and training opportunities for professional development.

  • Hours of work: Casual and varied – may include weekends and evenings
  • Salary: £10.41 per hour, plus a 15% enhancement for all hours worked on a late shift
  • Job description
  • Person specification
  • Terms and conditions of employment
  • Application process: To apply for this role, prospective candidates should submit an application form to the HR Officer (Email: recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk) or via post to the HR Officer, Selwyn College, Cambridge. CB3 9DQ.
  • Application form:  Word, Pdf
  • Closing date:  The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 6 October 2017.
  • Interviews:  Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and other minorities who are under-represented in our College.

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.