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Relief Porters (3 positions)


The Role

Gonville & Caius College is looking for a College Relief Porter to join its friendly team of Porters, who collectively are responsible for the security and safety of the College buildings and its occupants throughout the 24 hour day. Critically Porters are the principal interface with Fellows, staff, students, conference delegates and visitors to the College and assume a key front-of-house role.  The duties of the role are principally based at either the Old Courts in the centre of Cambridge, or Harvey Court on West Road but may be undertaken across any of the College’s sites within Cambridge. 

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The post is on an adhoc basis to cover sickness and holidays on day, evening and night shifts.  There is the opportunity to request particular shifts but must be available at short notice as and when required, and therefore the ability and willingness to adopt a flexible approach to working hours is expected.
(Working hours are 8:00am – 4.30pm , 7:00am – 2.30pm, 4.30pm – 12 midnight, 2:00pm - 10.30pm, and 10:00pm – 8:00am).

The salary for the position is £10.47 per hour for day shifts, and £15.11 for night shift. A uniform and a meal/meal allowance are provided whilst on duty.

There are three positions available.


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.


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The closing date for applications is 12 noon BST on Monday 5th October 2020, interviews will be held shortly after.

Your application must include details of 2 referees, one of whom should have detailed knowledge of your ability and suitability for this post.