College Caretaker

£17,349 per annum
17 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Selwyn is recruiting for an experienced, organised and self-motivated Caretaker, to help us maintain a first class Housekeeping service for our students, staff, Fellows, visitors and conference guests.

College Caretaker
Contract Type: Permanent, full-time
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £17,349 per annum
Based: Cambridge

The role 
Reporting to the Domus Manager, the College Caretaker will work as part of a small team, providing great customer service, maintaining external and Housekeeping storage areas to a high standard, assisting with furniture moves and storage, and managing recycling and waste removal collections.

You will be able to use good organisational and time management skills to prioritise your workload to meet deadlines and will be willing to lend others a helping hand when necessary. You’ll have a head for heights when cleaning external light fittings and replacing lamp shades, and will assist with litter and seasonal leaf clearance. You’ll also be part of a snow and ice clearing team to keep our students, staff, Fellows, visitors and conference guests safe during the winter months.

You’ll join the College at an exciting time of development and expansion, with refurbishments of the Servery and College Bar, and the building of a new Library and Auditorium, which will be completed in September 2020.

Our ideal candidate 
With previous experience in a Caretaker or similar role, the successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills, organisational, time management and planning skills.  You’ll be a team player, with a positive ‘can do’ attitude, a flexible approach to tasks and the ability to cope with a varied and demanding workload.

You will have knowledge of the correct usage and application of a wide range of cleaning products, and the ability to achieve and maintain a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness.  The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate a pro-active approach to tasks, and eye for detail and the ability to report and follow up areas of concern.

You must also be physically fit, able to lift and transport items of furniture and refuse bins and have a valid UK driving licence.

Looking after you and your career 
We offer our staff an excellent benefits package:

  • Opportunities for you to develop your skills through professional development
  • Reward for high achievers through performance-based pay
  • 33 days’ paid annual leave (including an allowance for the bank holidays)
  • Free meals on duty
  • On-site parking
  • Contractual sick pay
  • Free healthcare benefits plan
  • Contributory final salary pension scheme (or NEST)
  • Subsidised private healthcare
  • Free use of the College gym

If you have the desire to provide excellent customer service and high personal standards regarding time keeping, attendance and personal presentation, we invite you to apply today!

The closing date for receipt of applications is: Sunday 30 September 2018.


If you would like to find out more about this position please click the 'Apply Now' button to be directed to the Selwyn College website where you can download the job description and application form.

The successful applicant will be required to apply for an 'Enhanced' Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Selwyn College is home to students of all backgrounds from the UK and across the world. We’re proud of our diversity. We therefore welcome staff whatever their race, gender, sexuality, disability or religious belief, and we’re keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.

No agencies please