Night Porter

Night Porter

Night Porter

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?

St John’s College, one of the largest Colleges within the University of Cambridge, is seeking to appoint a Night Porter to join our Portering Department.  The role involves assisting the Head Porter in the day-to-day running of the Porters Department.  You will carry 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.

The hours for the post will be 37.5 hours per week, 9.45pm – 7.30am.  These hours will be worked on a 5 on 4 off roster.

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. 

St John’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and applicants must be willing to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The College offers a competitive benefits package including membership of a defined contributory pension scheme, 36 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 visit, email or telephone 01223 338794.

The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9.00 am on 27 February 2023.  Interviews are expected to be held during the week commencing 6 March 2023.

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.

Between £24,697.54 – £26,791.63 p.a. (depending on experience) plus a 10% night allowance of £2,469.75 - £2,679.16.
37.5 hours per week
01223 338794