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Selwyn College is home to staff of all backgrounds from the UK and across the world. We are proud of our diversity and are therefore keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community. Selwyn College is also a committed equal opportunities employer and takes steps to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated equally and fairly.


Please see our Recruitment and Selection Policy for more information.


  • Casual Housekeeping Assistants (weekends) / £9.90 per hour (£7.92 per hour for those aged 16 or 17)

     

    Selwyn College wishes to build up a pool of Casual Housekeeping Assistants to work in our busy Housekeeping Department. Successful applicants will undertake general cleaning duties, ensuring the highest possible standard of housekeeping is achieved and maintained in all College buildings. It is expected that post-holders will take a proactive approach to maintaining the Housekeeping Department’s standards and working practices at all times.

     

    Previous experience in a similar role would be an advantage, but full training will be provided.

     

    In return we offer £9.90 per hour, a free meal on duty, and the opportunity to gain exceptional housekeeping experience.

     

    Please see the Job Description and Terms and Conditions for further information.

     

    If you would like to join our friendly Housekeeping team please complete an application form and email it to recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk.

     

    Application Form

    Job Description

    Terms and Conditions

  • Salary: £19,305 per annum (subject to an upcoming cost of living review)

    Hours: 37.5 hours per week (exclusive of meal breaks). However, requests for part-time working will be considered

    Contract Type: Permanent, subject to six months’ probation

     

    Overview

     

    Selwyn is recruiting for a full-time Kitchen Porter to join our busy Catering Department. Operating the plate wash and post wash machines, the Kitchen Porter will also be responsible for keeping their work areas clean and tidy, and will have a pivotal role in maintaining the college’s 5* high Hygiene Certificate.

     

    The Kitchen Porter will be working to high standards and will be able to achieve and maintain college hygiene standards. They will be part of a team supporting our Chefs and Front of House staff to produce excellent service to our students, Fellows, staff and conference guests alike. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have good organisational and time management skills to meet deadlines and a willingness to help others to provide excellent service at all times. If you have a positive ‘can do’ attitude and are the kind of person who jumps in to help to ensure service is never compromised, we would love to meet you.

     

    There is the opportunity for salary progression through performance-based increments. In addition, the College offers excellent benefits including a generous occupational pension scheme and a free meal on duty. Staff are also entitled to free use of the College gym and on-site parking.

     

    Selwyn College is home to students of all backgrounds from the UK and across the world. We are proud of our diversity. We are keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.

     

    Job Description

    Application Form

     

    How to Apply

    Send a completed application form via email to recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk

    Closing DateNoon Friday 21 October 2022*

    Interview:  TBD

    *We reserve the right to call particularly strong candidates for interview before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.

  • Salary: £19,305 per annum (subject to an upcoming Cost of Living review)

    Hours: 37.5 hours per week (exclusive of meal breaks)

    Contract Type: Permanent, subject to six months’ probation

     

    Overview

     

    Selwyn College wishes to appoint a Catering Assistant to join our friendly Catering Department.

     

    Reporting to the College Butler and Hall Supervisors, the successful applicant will carry out a variety of tasks in the Servery, Dining Hall and Fellows High Table and will support the Head of Catering to meet College objectives.

     

    Applicants must be polite, friendly, reliable and well-presented.  Our Catering Department has a 5 Star food hygiene rating and all of our waiting staff must be able to work to a high standard of cleaning and hygiene.  Previous experience of working in a catering environment is desirable, although training will be provided.

     

    The College offers excellent benefits including a generous occupational pension scheme and free meals on duty. Staff are also entitled to free use of the College gym and on-site parking.

     

    Selwyn College is home to students of all backgrounds from the UK and across the world. We are proud of our diversity. We are keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.

     

    Job Description

    Application Form

     

    How to Apply

    Send a completed application form via email to recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk

    Closing DateNoon Friday 28 October 2022*

    Interview:  TBD

    *We reserve the right to call particularly strong candidates for interview before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.

  • Salary: £24,155 per annum (subject to an upcoming cost of living review)

    Hours: 37.5 hours per week (exclusive of meal breaks)

    Contract Type: Permanent, subject to six months’ probation

     

    Selwyn is recruiting for a full-time Section Chef. We have recently successfully recruited new members of our Catering Department, and now we have just one key vacancy in our chefs team to fill.

     

    The Section Chef will assist the Head Chef in consistently producing the highest possible standard of food for our students, staff, Fellows and conference guests.

     

    Under the direction of the Second Chef, the Section Chef will work with other Section Chefs to provide consistently high quality food and introduce innovative dishes to enhance the overall dining experience for our customers. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of food, and the ability to work to tight deadlines while providing excellent service at all times. If you have a positive ‘can do’ attitude and are the kind of person who jumps in to help to ensure service is never compromised, we would love to meet you.

     

    There is the opportunity for salary progression through performance-based increments. In addition, the College offers excellent benefits including a generous occupational pension scheme and a free meal on duty. Staff are also entitled to free use of the College gym and on-site parking.

     

    Selwyn College is home to students of all backgrounds from the UK and across the world. We are proud of our diversity. We are keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.

     

    Job Description

    Application Form

     

    How to Apply

    Send a completed application form via email to recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk    

    Closing date: Noon Friday 21 October 2022

    Interviews: TBD

    We reserve the right to hold interviews before the closing date should any suitable applications be received, so early applications are encouraged

  • Salary: £19,305 per annum (subject to an upcoming Cost of Living Review)

    Hours: 37.5 hours per week (exclusive of meal breaks); requests for part-time working will be considered

    Contract Type: Permanent, subject to six months’ probation

     

    Selwyn College wishes to appoint a Housekeeping Assistant to be part of our busy, friendly Housekeeping Department. The Housekeeping Assistants will support the Head Housekeeper, Housekeeping Supervisor and Housekeeping Senior Team Leader by undertaking general cleaning duties and ensuring the highest possible standard of housekeeping is achieved and maintained in all College buildings. It is expected that the post-holders will take a proactive approach to maintaining the Housekeeping Department’s standards and working practices at all times.

     

    There is the opportunity for salary progression through performance-based increments. In addition, the College offers excellent benefits including a generous occupational pension scheme and a free meal on duty. Staff are also entitled to free use of the College gym and on-site parking.

     

    Selwyn College is home to students of all backgrounds from the UK and across the world. We are proud of our diversity. We are keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.

     

    Job Description

    Application Form

     

    How to Apply

    Send a completed application form via email to recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk

    Closing date: Sunday 2 October 2022

    Interviews: TBC

    *We reserve the right to call particularly strong candidates for interview before the closing date for applications, so early applications are encouraged.

  • Salary: £36,439 per annum

    Hours: 35 hours per week (exclusive of meal breaks)

    Contract Type: Permanent, subject to six months’ probation

     

    We wish to appoint an outstanding assistant to work with the Master and Bursar. This is a vital role, ensuring the smooth running of the Master’s and Bursar’s offices, situated at the heart of college life.

     

    Providing comprehensive, quality administrative support to the Master and Bursar, you will be highly visible in daily communications with Fellows, members of college staff, students, alumni and important University and external contacts. You will also regularly meet and greet VIP guests to the Lodge. The role requires initiative, good judgement and the ability to converse with a high level of tact and diplomacy, building an excellent rapport with others. 

     

    You will possess a wide range of skills and knowledge including; excellent IT skills, committee management, diary and document management and data protection requirements.

     

    Selwyn College is a beautiful college with a reputation for friendliness, in a lovely location, away from the noise and bustle of the city centre, yet within walking distance and with good transport links.

     

    This is an exciting time to join Selwyn with an opportunity to work with the Master and Bursar in further developing this important role.

     

    We provide staff with a wide-range of benefits including:

     

    • Excellent, free three-course lunch when on site
    • Generous occupational pension scheme
    • Medicash scheme
    • 25 days’ annual leave, plus public holidays
    • Parking on site (subject to availability)
    • College gym
    • 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 are proud of our diversity. We are keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.

     

    Job Description

    Application Form

     

    How to Apply

    Send a completed application form via email to recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk

    Closing DateNoon Monday 31 October 2022*

    Interview:  Expected to be held w/c 14 November 2022

    *We reserve the right to call particularly strong candidates for interview before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.

  • Salary: £24,155 per annum (subject to an upcoming cost of living review)

    Hours: 37.5 hours per week (exclusive of meal breaks)

    Contract Type: Permanent, subject to six months’ probation

     

    Selwyn College wishes to appoint a Hall Supervisor to be part of the Catering Department. Reporting to the College Butler, the Hall Supervisor is responsible for managing activities, training, supervising and developing staff to provide the best Front of House service, ensuring that the College maintains excellent customer service. A key responsibility of the job is the supervision of the day-to-day front of house operation to provide the best service to Fellows, students, guests, staff and visitors.

     

    Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have good problem-solving skills and the ability to manage a team, effectively. The role requires a high degree of professionalism and an understanding of quality service. To be successful in the role the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with students, Fellows, staff and the many visitors to the College is essential.

     

    The College offers excellent benefits including a generous occupational pension scheme and free meals on duty. Staff are also entitled to free use of the College gym and on-site parking.

     

    Selwyn College is home to students of all backgrounds from the UK and across the world. We are proud of our diversity. We are keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.

     

    Application Form

    Job Description

     

    Application Process:

     

    Send a completed application form via email to recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk   

     

    Closing date: noon Friday 21 October 2022*

    Interviews: TBD

    *We reserve the right to call particularly strong candidates for interview before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.

  • Salary: £25,591 per annum (subject to an upcoming cost of living review)

    Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week (exclusive of meal breaks)

    Contract Type: Permanent, subject to 6 months’ probation

     

    Selwyn College wishes to appoint a Multi-Skilled Trader to join our Maintenance Department.

     

    Reporting to the Head of Buildings and Maintenance, the Multi-Skilled Trader will work as part of a team to provide high quality maintenance and refurbishment of College properties. As a Multi Trader the role will give the successful candidate the opportunity to apply and develop their skills in a wide variety of settings, including across the College’s portfolio of heritage buildings, while at all times complying with established procedures for health and safety working practices.

     

    If you are able to demonstrate significant experience in trade-related general maintenance work, we would be excited to meet you. A recognised trade/vocational qualification would be an advantage.

     

    There is the opportunity for salary progression through performance-based increments. In addition, the College offers excellent benefits including a generous occupational pension scheme and a free meal on duty. Staff are also entitled to free use of the College gym and on-site parking.

     

    Selwyn College is home to students of all backgrounds from the UK and across the world. We are proud of our diversity. We are keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.

     

    Job Description

    Application Form

     

    How to Apply

    Send a completed application form via email to recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk

    Closing Date: noon Friday 14 October 2022*

    Interviews: TBC

    *We reserve the right to call particularly strong candidates for interview before the closing date for applications.