Salary:                 Between £21,418.83 – £23,235.77 p.a. (depending on experience) pro rata plus benefits

Job type:             Permanent

Hours:                 Average of 24 hours per week

St John’s College, one of the largest Colleges within the University of Cambridge, is seeking to appoint a Custodian to join the College’s Porters Department.

The post is responsible for providing a welcoming reception service to members of the College and visitors and to oversee the safety of those living and working the College and the security of College buildings and properties.

The successful candidates 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 membership of a defined contributory pension scheme, 22 days’ annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays), access to a ‘cash plan’ healthcare scheme currently provided by Simplyhealth,  free lunch (up to a specified monetary limit), free use of an on-site Gym and free parking close to the College site.

For further particulars and an application form, please click on the links below, email or telephone 01223 338794.

The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9.00 am on Tuesday 7 February 2023.  Interview dates to be confirmed but are expected to be held close after the closing date.


St John’s College strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background and gender.  The Porters department is currently underrepresented by females, and so we would particularly welcome applications from female candidates.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at St John’s College, please visit our website.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we find a suitable candidate.

In applying for this role, you will provide personal data which the College will process in accordance with its data protection obligations and its Data Protection Policy.  Please see attached for a copy of our Data Protection Statement for further information about how we process your personal data.


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.

Between £21,418.83 – £23,235.77 p.a. (depending on experience) pro rata plus benefits
Average of 24 hours per week
01223 338794