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Resident Assistant (College Porter)

The Role

Gonville & Caius College is looking for a Resident Assistant (College Porter) to join its friendly team of Porters, who collectively are responsible for the safety of the College buildings and welfare of 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.  Full details of the role are given in the attached Job Description.

This is a full-time role, currently 37.5 hours per week, worked within a shift rota system consisting of 2 days shifts, 2 evenings and 2 days off, (Working hours are 8:00am – 4.30pm , 7:00am – 2.30pm, 4.30pm – 12 midnight and 2:00pm - 10.30pm).  In addition a minimum of 12 overtime shifts per year are contractually required which are paid at overtime rate. The ability and willingness to adopt a flexible approach to working hours is expected, and you may be required to work additional hours from time to time in order to fulfil the requirements of the role and the needs of the College.

The salary for the full time position is £22,635.08 per annum. In addition the College offers excellent benefits including automatic enrolment into a defined benefit pension scheme, 33 days annual holiday (including Public Holidays), together with a uniform, meals on duty, a subsidised on-site gym, 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.

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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


The Applications Process

Your application must include details of 3 referees, one of whom must be your present or most recent employer. All referees should have detailed knowledge of your ability and suitability for this post.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon GMT on 14th May 2021 at 12:00pm, initial interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

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*Note: this is an online application that will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.