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Domestic Assistant

University of Cambridge - Gonville and Caius College

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £20,088 per annum pro-rated to 0.75 for part-time
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th September 2021
Closes: 18th October 2021

The Role

The College is seeking to appoint an experienced Domestic Assistant/Cleaner to join our friendly and professional housekeeping team.  As valued members of our housekeeping team you will be responsible for the servicing and cleaning of bedrooms, offices, bathrooms, kitchens, communal and conferencing areas. You should be able to work efficiently and effectively with minimum supervision and be flexible to assist other members of staff when required.  Successful candidates will have previous cleaning experience, be flexible in their approach and be able to communicate effectively at all levels.  Full in-house training will be provided. 

This role is a part time position, responsible to the College Housekeeper. The salary for the full time position is £20,088 per annum pro-rated to 0.75 for part-time.  The hours are 30 per week, worked on a rota basis, and vary between the hours of 07.30 – 14:00, weekdays. However, some flexibility may be required, on occasion, to undertake weekend work. The College offers excellent benefits including automatic enrolment into a defined benefit pension scheme, 33 days annual holiday (full time equivalent) or pro-rata (including Public Holidays), meals on duty 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.

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:

The Applications Process

For a full job description, and to register and apply, please visit our college vacancy page:

Your application must include an up-to-date CV, along with details of 2 referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer, and all must have detailed knowledge of your ability in relation to the requirements of the role.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 18 October 2021. Initial interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

If you have any questions in relation to an application or require any adjustments during the applications process, please contact or call 01223 332395.

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