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Senior Shift Porter

The Role

Gonville & Caius College is looking for a Senior Shift Porter to join its friendly team of Porters and ensure the smooth running of the Porters Lodges and the Porters on-duty, offering support and guidance across both Lodges. Porters are the principal interface with Fellows, staff, students, conference delegates and visitors to the College. They have a wide responsibility for the security of the buildings and the safety of the people who use them.  The duties are principally undertaken at the Old Courts in the centre of Cambridge, Harvey Court on West Road, and any other central location owned by the College. 

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This is a full-time role, currently 37.5 hours per week worked within a 6 day shift rota system comprising of 2 days shifts, 2 late shifts and 2 days off. 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 £24,969.45 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.


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.


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.

We welcome female applicants for the position.


The Applications Process

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Your application must include a covering letter stating your suitability for the role, along with 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 BST on 19th March 2021, interviews will be held shortly after.