Skip to main content

Domestic Assistant

The College is seeking to appoint an experienced Domestic Assistant/Cleaner to join our friendly and professional housekeeping team.  As valued members of our housekeeping team you will be responsible for the servicing and cleaning of bedrooms, offices, bathrooms, kitchens, communal and conferencing areas. You should be able to work efficiently and effectively with minimum supervision and be flexible to assist other members of staff when required.  Successful candidates will have previous cleaning experience, be flexible in their approach and be able to communicate effectively at all levels.  Full in-house training will be provided. 

This role is a part time position, responsible to the College Housekeeper.  The salary for the full time position is £20,088 per annum pro-rated to 0.75 for part-time.  The hours are 30 per week, worked on a rota basis, and vary between the hours of 07.30 – 14:00, weekdays. However, some flexibility may be required, on occasion, to undertake weekend work. The College offers excellent benefits including automatic enrolment into a defined benefit pension scheme, 33 days annual holiday (full time equivalent) or pro-rata (including Public Holidays), meals on duty and a medical cashback scheme which gets you money back on prescriptions, optical and dental treatments, and discounts through shops, cinemas and utility providers, amongst others.

For the full job description, please click here.


The College

Gonville and Caius College is one of the largest colleges in the University of Cambridge. It is an educational charity and its mission is to provide a place of education, religion, learning and research, in conjunction with the University that is recognised internationally as being of the highest standard.

The College is an academic community comprising some 530 undergraduate students, 250 graduate students, and 110 Fellows (lecturers, professors and other senior academic researchers and teachers) and almost 200 staff. It plays a significant role throughout the University. Our students come from all over the world and our undergraduates study all the subjects offered in the University. Our postgraduates play a vital role in the research activities of the wider University. Our Fellows have globally renowned research expertise ranging from Ancient History to Cosmology and are all recognised as leaders in their fields. The students who graduate from the college form an alumni group of approximately 11,000 individuals. They have achieved recognition in many walks of life and are resident in all continents. More information and virtual tours are available on


Equality of Opportunity

Entry into a position with the College will be determined only be personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of the post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. No applicant shall be discriminated against because of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. During the applications process candidates are requested to complete the Equality & Diversity section as part of our Equal Opportunities Policy and monitoring process. The contents of this form will not be disclosed to the selection or interview panels and all applicant data is managed in accordance with our data protection policy:


The Applications Process

To register and apply, please click here. (Please note that the recommended browser for the applications process is Google Chrome.)

Your application must include an up-to-date CV, along with details of 2 referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer, and all must have detailed knowledge of your ability in relation to the requirements of the role.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 24 February 2022.

The College reserves the right to begin the interview process before the closing date, subject to a suitable applicant.

If you have any questions in relation to an application or require any adjustments during the applications process, please contact or call 01223 332395.