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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.


  • Salary: £26,423 per annum

    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 busy and friendly 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's beautiful grounds are open to visitors, so if you would like to have a look around the College prior to submitting your application you are very welcome to call in at the Porters’ Lodge. If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, either over the phone or during your visit, please contact us at the email address below and we will be happy to arrange an informal chat with our Head of Buildings and Maintenance.

     

    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.

     

    Downloads:

    Job Description (.pdf)

    Application Form (.docx)

     

    How to Apply

    Send a completed application form via email to recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk. (Please do not send a CV unless this is accompanied by a completed application form.)

    Closing Date: noon Friday 17 February 2023*

    Interviews: TBD

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

  • Salary: £31,433 per annum

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

    Contract Type: Permanent, subject to six months’ probation

     

    Selwyn College wishes to appoint a Deputy Conference & Events Manager to join the College's friendly Conference and Events team. Working closely with the Conference and Events Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day management of a team of five: a Senior Conference and Events Coordinator; an Internal Conference & Events Coordinator; a Conference and Events Facilities and AV Supervisor and Assistant; and a Catering and Events Administrator.

     

    You will work with the team to maximise sales opportunities and income on a day-to-day basis, while at the same time working with other departments and colleagues across the College to ensure the highest standards of service and hospitality are maintained at all times, for both internal and external events. You will develop and manage relationships with new and existing clients, and possess the ability to communicate confidently and effectively with a wide variety of people.

     

    With its beautiful, historic setting, combined with modern meeting and events facilities, Selwyn College prides itself on the high standard of service we provide to our academic community and guests. This role is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated, experienced professional who would welcome the opportunity to further develop these services.

     

    Selwyn College its grounds are generally open to visitors without appointment, so if you would like to have a look around Selwyn prior to submitting your application, you are very welcome to call in at the Porters’ Lodge. If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact us at the email address below and we will be happy to arrange an informal chat with our Conference & Events Manager.

     

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

     

    We are proud of our diversity and are keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.

     

    Downloads:

    Job Description (.pdf)

    Application Form (.docx)

     

    How to Apply

    Send a completed application form via email to recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk. (Please do not send a CV unless this is accompanied by a completed application form.)

    Closing date:  Noon Friday 24 February 2023

    Interviews:  TBD

    Please note this is being run as a rolling recruitment process. We will be assessing applications, shortlisting and offering interviews as the applications are received. The job will close once a candidate has been appointed, so we strongly encourage early applications.

  • Casual Housekeeping Assistants / £10.90 per hour (£8.35 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 £10.90 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.

     

    Downloads:

    Application Form (.docx)

    Job Description (.pdf)

    Terms and Conditions (.pdf)

     

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

     

  • Salary: in the range £25,336 to £27,929 per annum (depending on skills and experience)

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

    Contract Type: Permanent, subject to six months’ probation

     

    Selwyn College, with a reputation for friendliness and good food, 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 Chefs, 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. 

     

    If you are considering a move to University of Cambridge college hospitality, please take a look at the video on our vacancies page, which provides an insight into the variety of experiences available to those working in this exciting sector:  https://www.sel.cam.ac.uk/jobs

     

    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.

     

    Downloads:

    Job Description (.pdf)

    Application Form (.docx)

     

    How to Apply

    Send a completed application form via email to recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk(Please do not send a CV unless this is accompanied by a completed application form.)   

    Closing date: Noon Friday 24 February 2023*

    Interviews: TBD

    *Please note this is being run as a rolling recruitment process. We will be assessing applications, shortlisting and offering interviews as the applications are received. The job will close once a candidate has been appointed, so we strongly encourage early applications.

     

  • Salary: £21,450 per annum

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

    Contract Type: Permanent, subject to six months’ probation

     

    Selwyn wishes to appoint a Caretaker to join our friendly and inclusive College community.

     

    Reporting to the Head Housekeeper, the College Caretaker will work in a small team within the Housekeeping Department to maintain external areas of the College to a high standard, assist with furniture moves and storage, maintain Housekeeping storage areas and manage the recycling and waste removal collections.

     

    Selwyn's beautiful grounds are generally open to visitors without appointment, so if you would like to have a look around the College prior to submitting your application you are very welcome to call in at the Porters’ Lodge. If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please don't hesitate to contact us at the email address below.

     

    There is the opportunity for salary progression through performance-based increments. In addition, the College offers a wide range of excellent benefits including a generous occupational pension scheme, Medicash scheme and a free three-course 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.

     

    Downloads:

    Job Description (.pdf)

    Application Form (.docx)

     

    How to Apply

    Send a completed application form via email to recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk. (Please do not send a CV unless this is accompanied by a completed application form.)

    Closing date: Noon Friday 10 February 2023.

    Interviews: TBC

    Please note this is being run as a rolling recruitment process. We will be assessing applications, shortlisting and offering interviews as the applications are received. The job will close once a candidate has been appointed, so we strongly encourage early applications.

  • Salary: £24,941 per annum

    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.

     

    Downloads:

    Application Form (.docx)

    Job Description (.pdf)

     

    Application Process:

     

    Send a completed application form via email to recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk. (Please do not send a CV unless this is accompanied by a completed application form.)   

    Closing date: noon Friday 24 February 2023*

    Interviews: TBD

    *Please note this is being run as a rolling recruitment process. We will be assessing applications, shortlisting and offering interviews as the applications are received. The job will close once a candidate has been appointed, so we strongly encourage early applications.

  • Salary: £16,221 per annum (inclusive of pay of lieu of holiday and a 20% night work enhancement)

    Hours: Part-time, average of 18.75 hours per week per year (please see enclosed Terms & Conditions for more information)

    Contract Type: Permanent, subject to six months’ probation

     

    Selwyn College is recruiting for a Night Porter to join our friendly and inclusive College community.

     

    Night Porters work alongside the Duty Porter from 10.30pm to 7.30am, and are responsible for the smooth and efficient running of the Porters’ Lodge. In addition to acting as first and main point of contact for enquiries from visitors, guests, students, Fellows and staff, Porters are responsible for the safety and security of College premises and, as Fire Wardens, responding to fire alarms and other emergencies. The Porters’ Lodge is staffed 24 hours a day and 365 days of the year.

     

    The successful applicant will be customer-focused, with a friendly welcoming manner, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to deal with difficult situations calmly and efficiently. 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 and its beautiful grounds are open to visitors without appointment, so if you would like to have a look around Selwyn prior to submitting your application you are very welcome to call in at the Porters’ Lodge. If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact us at the email address below and we will be happy to arrange an informal chat with our Head Porter or Deputy Head Porter.

     

    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.

     

    Downloads:

    Application Form (.docx)

    Job Description (.pdf)

    Terms and Conditions (.pdf)

     

    How to Apply

    Send a completed application form via email to recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk(Please do not send a CV unless this is accompanied by a completed application form.)   

    Closing date: noon Friday 17 February 2023

    Interviews: TBD

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

     

     

  • Salary: £12.22 per hour (£23,829 FTE), plus an enhancement of 20% for night work

    Hours: Flexible, varied shifts, as and when required.

    Contract Type: Casual

     

    Selwyn College is recruiting for a Relief Porter to join our friendly and inclusive College community.

     

    Relief Porters provide support for the Duty Porter during peak times and to provide cover for sickness absence/annual leave.  Flexibility will be required to work a variety of shifts or part-shifts.

     

    College Porters are responsible for the smooth and efficient running of the Porters’ Lodge. In addition to acting as first and main point of contact for enquiries from visitors, guests, students, Fellows and staff, Porters are responsible for the safety and security of College premises, and as Fire Wardens, responding to fire alarms and other emergencies. The Porters’ Lodge is staffed 24 hours a day and 365 days of the year.

     

    The successful applicant will be customer-focused, with a friendly welcoming manner, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to deal with difficult situations calmly and efficiently.

     

    In additional to a pleasant working environment and surroundings, we offer £12.22 per hour (plus a 20% enhancement for night working), full training, free meals on duty, free use of the College gym and on-site parking.

     

    Selwyn College and its beautiful grounds are generally open to visitors without appointment, so if you would like to have a look around Selwyn prior to submitting your application, you are very welcome to call in at the Porters’ Lodge. If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact us at the email address below and we will be happy to arrange an informal chat with our Head Porter or Deputy Head Porter.

     

    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.

     

    If you would like to join our friendly Porters’ Lodge team, please complete an Application Form and email it to recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk (please do not send a CV unless this is accompanied by a completed application form).

     

    Downloads:

    Application Form (.docx)

    Job Description (.pdf)

    Terms and Conditions (.pdf)

  • Casual Catering Assistants / £10.90 per hour (£8.35 per hour for those aged 16 or 17)

     

    Selwyn College wishes to build up a pool of casual staff to work in our Dining Hall and Servery.

     

    Applicants must be polite, friendly, reliable and well-presented and have a passion for delivering the highest standards of customer service. 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 full training will be provided.

     

    In return we can offer £10.90 per hour (plus an accrual in lieu of holiday pay equivalent to £1.32 per hour). Selwyn welcomes applications from younger workers, and for those aged 16 or 17 we can offer £8.35 per hour (plus an accrual in lieu of holiday pay equivalent to £1.01 per hour). Staff will also receive a free meal on duty and will have an opportunity to gain exceptional catering and hospitality experience in a high-profile and historic setting.

     

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

     

    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.

     

    If you would like to join our friendly catering team please complete an Application Form and email it to recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk.

     

    Downloads:

    Application Form (.docx)

    Job Description (.pdf)

    Terms and Conditions (.pdf)

     

     

  • Salary: £21,255 per annum

    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 and have a passion for delivering the highest standards of customer service.  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. If you are interested in working with our friendly and dedicated team and gaining exceptional catering and hospitality experience in a high-profile and historic setting, we would be excited to meet you.

     

    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.

     

    Downloads:

    Job Description (.pdf)

    Application Form (.docx)

     

    How to Apply

    Send a completed application form via email to recruitment@sel.cam.ac.uk. (Please do not send a CV unless this is accompanied by a completed application form.)

    Closing DateNoon Friday 24 February 2023*

    Interview:  TBD

    Please note this is being run as a rolling recruitment process. We will be assessing applications, shortlisting and offering interviews as the applications are received, so we strongly encourage early applications.