Housekeeping Porter

Based in the heart of Cambridge, St Catharine’s College is looking to appoint two full time Housekeeping Porters to join our busy, friendly Housekeeping team, providing a first class service for our college community. 


The ideal candidate will be:

  • Practical and proactive with a demonstrated ability to identify problems and use their own initiative to develop and implement solutions.
  • Courteous with a professional attitude and a demonstrated ability to want to deliver a quality customer service to all.
  • Responsible for co-ordinating a range of cleaning and waste management tasks as well as the safe transit of items, room moves and conference/events set up.


Please click here to view the full job description for this position.


Working arrangements

The full time hours for this post are 37.5 hours per week, to be worked 5 days out of 7, including weekends.


Staff Benefits

  • Competitive annual salary of FTE £20,880 pa.
  • Holiday entitlement is 25 days per annual leave year, in addition to Public Holidays for full time employees, pro rata for part-time employees.
  • Full training will be provided including COSHH and manual handling in addition to other professional development opportunities.
  • A free lunch in the College Dining Hall (when on main site) for those whose hours of work encompass a meal break. 
  • Generous defined contribution pension provision with salary sacrifice arrangements.
  • Access to the College’s Cycle to Work voucher scheme.
  • Opportunities for training and development.
  • A range of family friendly benefits, including generous maternity and paternity benefits above statutory entitlements. 
  • Use of a small on-site gym at a subsidised rate. 
  • Access to purchase the College’s private Health Care scheme.
  • Access to staff wellbeing and employee assistance support.
  • Free life assurance (death in service benefit) with probate and bereavement support.



Application process

In order to apply for one of these posts, please submit a completed application form and send it along with a covering letter, outlining which role you are interested in, along with details of your suitability for the role.  Please also complete and submit a completed Equality and Diversity monitoring form.  All documents should be emailed to:


The closing date for completed applications is 9am on Monday 9 May 2022.


We reserve the right to close the application window if we receive a high number of applications so you are encouraged to apply early.





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