Accommodation and Events Assistant

Founded in 1473, St Catharine’s College (affectionately known as ‘Catz’) is a welcoming, thriving and vibrant academic community of approximately 1,000 students, Fellows and staff located in the heart of Cambridge. As a College of the University of Cambridge, we are dedicated to academic excellence and to recruiting the most-able students, whatever their backgrounds, to join our teaching and research community.

We are looking to appoint an Accommodation and Events Assistant to support the Accommodation, Conference and Events office in the administration and management of College’s accommodation and conference service, for both our students and external guests.

The post holder will be required to provide first point of contact for housing issues and enquiries, responding promptly (within 48 hours). As well as providing a professional, courteous and efficient reception service for the College conference and events activity dealing with telephone and e-mail enquiries.

Full details of the role can be found in the job description.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of working within the conference and events or student accommodation field would be desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience of using room booking systems, ideally Kinetic Solutions
  • A high level of computer literacy and IT skills regarding common Microsoft platforms and applications.
  • Experience of the collegiate environment/experience in a hotel or similar environment.

Employment Benefits Package

  • Competitive annual salary of FTE £22,000-£24,500 (depending on skills and experience).
  • An annual leave entitlement of 25 days per year, in addition to 8 Public Holidays (pro rata for part-time employees).
  • A lunch allowance for use in the College Dining Hall (when on main site).
  • Generous defined contribution pension provision with salary sacrifice arrangements.
  • Access to the Government’s tax-free Childcare and the College’s Cycle to Work schemes.
  • Access to training and development opportunities.
  • Use of a small on-site gym available at a subsidised rate.
  • Private Health Care purchase scheme.
  • Access to staff wellbeing and employee assistance support.
  • Life assurance (death in service benefit) with probate and bereavement support.

How to apply

Please complete an application form and send it with a covering letter (no more than 1 side of A4) highlighting your skills relative to the post, to the HR team via email at:  Please remember to include the Equality and Diversity Monitoring form.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 31st January 2022.

We reserve the right to close the application window if we receive a high number of applications.

Closing Date