St John’s College, one of the largest Colleges within the University of Cambridge, is seeking to appoint a Porter to join its team of Porters. The roles involve providing a friendly and helpful reception service, and being pro-active to keep students and others who use the College safe and secure.

The hours for the post will be 37.5 per week with variable rest days. The hours worked will need to fit into a team shift pattern which is 4 lates and then one day shift then three days off, but does not require nighttime working.

The successful candidate will have previous experience of working in a customer-related environment together with excellent communication skills, particularly in relation to young people. A calm and diplomatic attitude is essential, as is the ability to use their own initiative to solve problems.

The College offers a competitive benefits package including membership of a defined contributory pension scheme, 32 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 the links below, email recruitment@joh.cam.ac.uk or telephone 01223 338794. For an informal discussion about either role, contact the Head Porter, Steve Poppitt, on 01223 338608.

The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9.00am on Monday 19th June.  Interviews are expected to be held during the week commencing 26th June (likely to be Thursday 29th June).

St John’s College is committed to building a culturally and gender diverse workforce and therefore 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 £26,179.40 – £28,399.13 p.a. (depending on experience) plus benefits
37.5 per week shift pattern involving a mix of early and evening shifts
01223 338794