Support staff vacancies

College Porter - 2 positions

Full time - 37 hours per week, various shifts

Salary - £23,096 per annum rising to £24,469 after successful completion of probation period.

The smooth operation of our Porters' Lodge is vital to the effective running of the College.  It serves as the ‘hub’ of the College with staff, students and visitors looking to the Porters' Lodge for assistance, information and direction on a wide range of College activities and procedures.  It is a busy area and its staff undertake a range of duties from the sorting and distribution of incoming and outgoing mail to the efficient and customer focused reception of College visitors and conference delegates.  Alongside this is the important security role, maintaining and reporting first line student discipline, fire safety, and setting up of some College rooms.  As the College ‘front of house’, the Porters' Lodge also has a key role to play in the image the College projects to visitors and the general public. 

This is a great opportunity to join a well-established team of friendly Porters and Receptionist, reporting to the Head Porter.

As well as being the focal point for enquiries, both from within the College and external sources, you will also be expected to carry out a wide range of security, safety and administrative duties, including patrolling the site at regular intervals and generally ensuring the safe and efficient running of the College. 

You should be a reliable, committed team worker who enjoys the unexpected.  Your customer service and interpersonal skills should be of the highest standard and you must have good computer skills as you will be expected to use our computerised booking-in system. Some room setups will be required.

This is a full-time position, working a 37 hour week. The lodge is covered 24/7 with 3 main shifts including nights.

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented at this level in our Department. 

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity.  This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

Please send your application to HR@homerton.cam.ac.uk or by post to Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PH

Any enquiries can be directed to the HR Department on HR@Homerton.cam.ac.uk   Closing date for applications is midday on 11 July 2022.

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Kitchen Porter

Salary - £20,206

37 hours per week worked 10 days over 14 including weekend work on a rota basis. No split shifts.

As part of our catering and conference team, you will be expected to undertake cleaning duties including operating the automatic dishwasher, cleaning kitchen equipment and other general rostered cleaning tasks.

You will also be expected to receive the daily deliveries of food and beverages. Checking that they are being received, recorded and put away correctly.

You should be enthusiastic and hardworking. Some experience of this type of work would be useful  but full training will be given.

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

Please send your application to HR@homerton.cam.ac.uk 

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Early application is advised.

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Chef de Partie

Responsible to: Head Chef

Responsibility: To assist the Head Chef in ensuring that the highest possible standards of food preparation and presentation are achieved by the College Catering Department.

Salary: competitive

Permanent, full-time, an average of 37 hours over 5 days per week to be worked on a rota

Homerton College, University of Cambridge, is looking for a talented Chef de Partie to join their Catering team.  This role requires a competent chef who can take direction but can also be relied upon to work without close supervision at times.  The post-holder will ensure that the highest possible standard of food preparation and presentation are provided by the College Catering Department to Fellows, students, staff and commercial conference business within given costs and budget parameters. We have just opened our brand-new catering building with state of the art kitchen.

Person specification:

We are seeking a Chef de Partie to join our busy Catering Department to competently run a designated section of the kitchen to the required standards set by the Head Chef. 

You should have substantial cooking experience in a similar or other high standard establishment, and have previous experience with working in a team and directing other chefs.

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Catering & Hospitality (Food Preparation & Cooking), or equivalent gained through   apprenticeship
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Training on HACCP & COSHH systems
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility to work when required and adapt to changing methods
  •  A methodical approach to expected workload

And be:

  • Creative and passionate about food
  • Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Accurate, and have good attention to detail

Other Details:

  • 32 days holiday per year (including Bank Holidays)
  • Meals on duty
  • Car parking
  • Uniform provided
  • Defined Salary pension – College contributes 18.2%
  • Straight shifts
  • Christmas and New Year off
  • Minimal Saturday evenings
  • Brand new kitchen – state of the art
  • Busy environment

Please send your application to HR@Homerton.cam.ac.uk, or by post to Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PH

Any enquiries can be directed to the HR Department on HR@Homerton.cam.ac.uk   Closing date for applications is midday on 4 July 2022.

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Head Porter

Salary - £36,927 per annum

Permanent, Full-time

We are seeking an experienced and self-motivated Manager to lead our Porters' Lodge team.

The smooth operation of our Porters' Lodge is vital to the effective running of the College.  It serves as the ‘hub’ of the College with staff, students and visitors looking to the Porters' Lodge for assistance, information and direction on a wide range of College activities and procedures.  It is a busy area and its staff undertake a range of duties from the sorting and distribution of incoming and outgoing mail to the efficient and customer focused reception of College visitors and conference delegates.  Alongside this is the important security role, maintaining and reporting first line student discipline, fire safety, and setting up of some College rooms.  As the College ‘front of house’, the Porters' Lodge also has a key role to play in the image the College projects to visitors and the general public. 

This is a highly responsible and demanding position and so you should be able to demonstrate a wealth of management experience within a similar environment.  You should also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an attention to detail and the ability to work effectively and comfortably with a diverse range of people.

In return the College offers an excellent remuneration package which includes:

  • a very generous defined benefit pension scheme (your pension payment and lump-sum on retirement is predetermined by a formula based on your earnings history, tenure of service and age, rather than depending directly on investment returns).  Monthly employer contributions are currently 18.2%.
  • a great working environment
  • free on-site parking
  • meals on duty
  • subsidised access to our College gym

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity.  This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

Please send your application to HR@homerton.cam.ac.uk, or by post to Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PH

Any enquiries can be directed to the HR Department on HR@Homerton.cam.ac.uk   Closing date for applications is midday on 1 July 2022.

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HR Coordinator

Salary - £27,520-£31,878 depending on experience

Permanent, Full-time, 37 hours per week with some flexibility in terms of hours

We are currently recruiting for an HR Coordinator to join us on a full-time, permanent basis. Reporting to the HR Manager, this role will be based on site.

This is an exciting opportunity if you would like to further develop your generalist HR knowledge and skills.  You will take the lead on, and offer advice across the full recruitment and onboarding lifecycle.  The HR Coordinator will be the first point of contact for queries and will provide advice and guidance on HR policies including flexible working, family friendly policies, absence management and end of contract processes.  You will also deal with payroll and benefits administration, and training. There will be regular opportunities to get involved in key HR, training and wellbeing projects.

You will furthermore support the HR Manager with case work and compliance related tasks (e.g. changes in employment law, contracts, employee handbook, right to work/ settled status) and maintain records, ensuring compliance with GDPR and employee confidentiality.   

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity.  This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

Please send your application to HR@homerton.cam.ac.uk, or by post to Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PH

Any enquiries can be directed to the HR Department on HR@Homerton.cam.ac.uk   Closing date for applications is midday on 1 July 2022.

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Catering Assistant - 4 positions

Salary - £19,276 per annum, pro rata

Part-time, 25 hours per week worked over five days on any seven days of the week

We are looking to recruit part-time Catering Assistants to join our Conference and Catering team assisting and supporting the delivery of food and beverages to our students, Fellows and staff as well as our conference and banqueting guests.

Rotas will include weekend working and occasional evening shifts as required.

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

Please send your application to HR@homerton.cam.ac.uk 

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Early application is advised.

Further particulars

 

Catering Assistant 

Salary - £19,276 per annum

Full-time, 37 hours per week worked over five days on any seven days of the week

We are looking to recruit a Catering Assistant to join our Conference and Catering team assisting and supporting the delivery of food and beverages to our students, Fellows and staff as well as our conference and banqueting guests.

Rotas will include weekend working and occasional evening shifts as required.

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

Please send your application to HR@homerton.cam.ac.uk 

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Early application is advised.

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Casual Catering Assistants

Salary -   £10.30 - £10.66 ph  (rate is inclusive of holiday entitlement) ( depending on age for NMW purposes)

We are looking for enthusiastic, customer focussed people to help us deliver an excellent catering service to the College. Experience is not necessary – what is important to us is a ‘can do’ attitude and a willingness to provide the very best!  Training will be provided.   

The role will involve a variety of tasks from working in the College’s Dining Hall to more formal dining events, maintaining a high standard whilst following a Covid-secure protocol.  

In return, we can offer you straight shifts, great rates of pay, holiday pay and meals on duty.

If you are interested in working with us please send your CV to Monika Wybraniec at MW484@homerton.cam.ac.uk

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Domestic Assistant

Salary - £19,276 per annum, pro rata

Part-time, 30 hours per week Monday to Friday, various hours with occasional weekend work during the College's busy periods

Homerton College is looking to recruit several Domestic Assistants responsible for ensuring that the highest standards of cleanliness are maintained throughout the college, including over 740 bedrooms, a dedicated conference centre and various rooms, offices and public areas.

Please see job description for further details including person specification and key tasks of the role.

The College offers 25 days (pro rata) holiday entitlement plus 8 public holidays.  We offer an excellent working environment, free onsite parking, free meal on duty and a defined benefit pension. The College has a contributory pension scheme, which is available for employees to join from the first day of employment.

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

Please send your application to HR@homerton.cam.ac.uk 

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Early application is advised.

Further Particulars

 

Kitchen Porter

Salary - £20,206

37 hours per week worked 10 days over 14 including weekend work on a rota basis. No split shifts.

As part of our catering and conference team, you will be expected to undertake cleaning duties including operating the automatic dishwasher, cleaning kitchen equipment and other general rostered cleaning tasks.

You will also be expected to receive the daily deliveries of food and beverages. Checking that they are being received, recorded and put away correctly.

You should be enthusiastic and hardworking. Some experience of this type of work would be useful  but full training will be given.

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

Please send your application to HR@homerton.cam.ac.uk 

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Early application is advised.

Further Particulars

 

Kitchen Porter - Casual

Casual rates 

Various hours available

As part of our catering and conference team, you will be expected to undertake cleaning duties including operating the automatic dishwasher, cleaning kitchen equipment and other general rostered cleaning tasks.

You will also be expected to receive the daily deliveries of food and beverages. Checking that they are being received, recorded and put away correctly.

You should be enthusiastic and hardworking. Some experience of this type of work would be useful  but full training will be given.

In return, we can offer you straight shifts, great rates of pay and meals on duty.

Please send your CV to HR@homerton.cam.ac.uk 

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Early application is advised.

Further Particulars

 

Casual Bar Assistants

Salary -  up to £10.82 ph (rate is inclusive of holiday entitlement) (depending on age for NMW purposes)

We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking and motivated bar assistants to join our team. Experience is not necessary – what is important to us is a ‘can do’ attitude and a willingness to provide the very best!  Training will be provided.  You must be over 18 to work behind a bar.   

In return, we can offer you straight shifts, great rates of pay and meals on duty.

If you are interested in working with us please send your CV to Hr@homerton.cam.ac.uk 

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Early application is advised.

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College Wellbeing Coordinator

Contract:       Full-time, 37 hours per week

Salary range: £38,027 - £46,731, depending on experience

The promotion and further development of a strong mental health and wellbeing culture throughout the College is a priority for us. We are now recruiting for the newly established role of College Wellbeing Coordinator which is offered on a full-time, permanent basis. Reporting to the Senior Tutor, this role will be based on site.

This is an exciting opportunity to take the lead in the development and implementation of strategies, policies and programmes to promote the wellbeing of undergraduate and postgraduate students and staff.  The successful candidate will work closely with the Senior Tutor and the wider student support team including College Counsellor, Student Health Advisor, Tutors, and mental health champions in delivering mental health and wellbeing support to students and staff, providing a key point of contact and coordination.

The job holder will need to maintain a balance between strategic overview of wellbeing, a programme of direct engagement with students and staff, but will also need to swiftly respond to individual issues as they arise.

In return the College offers an excellent remuneration package which includes:

  • a very generous defined benefit pension scheme, monthly employer contributions are currently 18.2%.
  • a great working environment
  • free on-site parking
  • meals on duty
  • subsidised access to our College gym

Closing date for applications is 17 July 2022.

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