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Do you want to help us look after some of the brightest and exciting leaders of the future in a beautiful and historical environment? Are you cheerful and enjoy dealing with people from all sorts of backgrounds? Are you hard working and thorough enough to make sure the job is done properly?

At St John's College we are looking for people who will do their best to understand the needs of the college and to put those needs first when they are at work. Because of this we believe that the attitude you bring to work and the way you choose to behave is as important as your skills or experience.

St John's College is looking to appoint a Porter to join our Portering Department. The role involves carrying out a variety of tasks including working in the College Porters' Lodges to provide a welcoming reception service to members of the College and visitors, patrolling the College to ensure the security of the College buildings and grounds and the safety of those living and working in the College and visitors and responding to emergencies.

The hours for the post will be 37.5 per week on a rota basis with variable rest days. Shifts will be early and late shifts with no night working. Some overtime working will be required.

The successful candidate will have previous experience of working in a customer-related environment together with excellent communication skills and the ability to work on his/her own initiative. A calm and flexible attitude is essential.

The College offers a competitive benefits package including a Christmas bonus, 32 days' annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays, access to a 'cash plan' healthcare scheme currently provided by Simplyhealth, meal allowance while on duty (up to a specified monetary limit) and free parking close to the College site.

For an informal discussion about the position please contact Steve Poppitt (Head Porter) on 01223 338608.

The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9.00 am on Friday 19 January 2018.

For further particulars and an application form, please click the links below, e-mail recruitment@joh.cam.ac.uk or telephone 01223 338794.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, young adults and children and therefore the recruitment process for this post follows the specific safe recruitment process which is set out in Annex A and which applicants must read and comply with.

Job details
Assistant Staff
Between £20,573 - £22,931 per annum (depending on experience) plus benefits
Full or part-time: 
Full Time
37.5 hours per week – worked over a 7-day rota
Contact email: 
Contact Telephone Number: 
Closing Date: 
Friday, 19 January, 2018 - 09:00