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Non Academic vacancies at Magdalene College Cambridge

Non-Academic Vacancies

Welcome to the Magdalene College job non-academic vacancies page.

The College employs a diverse range of people in a diverse range of roles, all current non-academic vacancies at Magdalene are listed on this page.

Application Forms

Application Forms can be found at the bottom of this page. Completed forms should be returned to: HR Department, Magdalene College, Cambridge CB3 0AG or hr@magd.cam.ac.uk.


College Porter

Full time, fixed term (maternity cover)
£24,558 p.a.

Magdalene College wishes to appoint a College Porter to assist the Head of Operations in ensuring the provision of effective and efficient reception and support to students, staff, Fellows and visitors. This is a varied role that touches all elements of College life.

The main Porters’ Lodge is based in Magdalene Street and is staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. The Porters’ Lodge operates on a shift system of 4 shifts on followed by 4 shifts off.

The Porters’ Lodge is the reception point for visitors and it is essential that our Porters are polite, helpful and welcoming to all who need assistance. This can include external visitors, students in need of support as well as staff and fellows. The Porters Lodge is an important part of College life and it is essential that Porters support students during their studies as well as the wider College Community. This is a varied role that touches all elements of college life. Applicants must have customer service experience, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate in a courteous, friendly and professional manner. The post holder must also have the ability to remain calm and solve problems in challenging situations and be IT literate.

The position attracts a salary of £24,558 per annum plus excellent benefits including pension scheme, meals on duty, generous annual leave entitlement, cycle to work scheme, and the use of sports facilities and the gym and College punts during the summer. The post is fixed term for 12 months for the purposes of maternity cover.

Applications should be made by sending a fully completed application form to hr@magd.cam.ac.uk. Should you require any further information, please contact Ryan Carter or Mike Dyke on 01223 332172.

Closing date: 9am on Thursday 6 October 2022

Interviews: TBC



Multi-Skilled Maintenance Operative

Full time: 40 hours per weekUp to £25,852 per annum

The College seeks to appoint a Multi Skilled Maintenance Operative to assist the small in-house team of tradespeople (plumber, electrician, carpenter, and painter) in providing day-to-day maintenance services to College buildings.

The post holder will support the Head of Building Services in providing multi-skilled maintenance assistance to all Members of the College and ensuring that maintenance and repairs to the College properties are completed to a high standard at all times. The Multi-Skilled Operative is responsible for the upkeep of all the internal and external areas of the College and proactively identifies areas requiring attention and improvement.

Candidates should ideally have an advanced working knowledge of a building trade – electrical, mechanical, carpentry or decoration. You should have experience of general maintenance including minor plumbing and electrical work and knowledge of basic building construction and decorating techniques along with knowledge of safe working practices. Candidates should have should be motivated and have the ability to work productively alone, as well as part of the team

The position is full-time, 40 hours a week, and attracts a salary of up to £25,852 p.a. and excellent benefits including:

  • contributory pension scheme
  • lunch when in College
  • 33 days’ holiday (including bank holidays)
  • the use of sports facilities.

To apply please complete an application form and return it to the HR Department.



Relief College Porter

£11.11 per hour

Magdalene College wishes to appoint a Relief College Porter to be available to work in the Porter’s Lodge, to assist the Head of Operations (Student Services) in ensuring the provision of effective and efficient reception and support to students, staff, Fellows and visitors. This is a varied role that touches all elements of College life.

The main Porters’ Lodge is based in Magdalene Street and is staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. The Porters’ Lodge is the reception point for visitors and it is essential that our Porters are polite, helpful and welcoming to all who need assistance. This can include external visitors, students in need of support as well as staff and Fellows.

The Porters Lodge is an important part of College life and it is essential that Porters support students during their studies as well as the wider College Community. Applicants must have customer service experience, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate in a courteous, friendly and professional manner. The post holder must also have the ability to remain calm and solve problems in challenging situations and be IT literate.

The position is to work on a casual basis covering the absences of College Porter’s. Shifts could be offered across any day or night. It attracts a salary of £11.11 per hour plus excellent benefits including meals on duty and a generous annual leave entitlement. Training and uniform will be provided.

Applications should be made by sending a fully completed application form to hr@magd.cam.ac.uk. Should you require any further information, please contact Ryan Carter or Mike Dyke on 01223 332172.



Buttery Assistant

Full or Part-time (up 40 hours per week)
Up to £20,691 per annum (£9.90 per hour)

The College seeks to appoint a Buttery Assistant to work within the Buttery team serving food and beverages and maintaining the good order of the main food service areas, including the student cafeteria (Ramsay Hall), Formal Hall, and such other events in parts of Magdalene College as may from time to time be required.

The Buttery provides a Food and Beverage service to the College, and is responsible for serving Fellows, Students, Staff and guests at Conferences, Banquets and Weddings as well as daily lunch and dinners. The Buttery team are “front of house” and have a hugely important role in presenting a professional and efficient service to all members of the College community and their guests.

The post holder will provide excellent customer service and be reliable and proactive. Experience of working in a catering or food services environment is desirable but not essential.

The position is up to full-time, 40 hours a week, and attracts a salary of £20,691 per annum (£9.90 per hour), pro rata if part-time. The College offers excellent benefits including:

  • contributory pension scheme
  • lunch when in College
  • 33 days’ holiday (including bank holidays)
  • the use of sports facilities

To apply please complete an application form and return it to the HR Department.

Buttery Assistant Candidate Information Pack


Kitchen Porter

Full time: 40 hours per week
£9.90 per hour

Magdalene College is looking for someone to work as a Kitchen Porters in our team of catering staff. The Catering Team is responsible for the production of food for students, Fellows, staff and guests and the Kitchen Porter will work closely with the rest of the Team to ensure that food preparation areas are maintained to a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene. The post holder will work in the main kitchen and at Cripps Court.

We would like to hear from candidates with previous experience in a busy kitchen or food services environment, who have good team-working abilities, a commitment to customer service and are able to work well under pressure.

The position is full-time, 40 hours a week, and attracts a salary of £20,691 p.a. and excellent benefits including contributory pension scheme, lunch on duty, 33 days holiday (including bank holidays), cycle to work scheme, and the use of sports facilities and the gym and College punts during the summer.

To apply please complete an application form and return it to the HR Department.

Kitchen Porter Job Description


Kitchen Porter

Casual work / Flexible hours
£9.18 to £9.50 per hour (depending on age)

Magdalene College is looking for people to work as Kitchen Porters in our team of catering staff. The Catering Team is responsible for the production of food for students, Fellows, staff and guests and the Kitchen Porter will work closely with the rest of the Team to ensure that food preparation areas are maintained to a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene. The post holder will work in the main kitchen and at Cripps Court.

We would like to hear from candidates with previous experience in a busy kitchen or food services environment, who have good team-working abilities, a commitment to customer service and are able to work well under pressure.

The position is on a casual basis with flexible hours.

To apply please complete an application form and return it to the HR Department.


Housekeeping Assistants

Part or full time: 20 to 40 hours per week
£9.90 per hour (£10,346 - £20,691 per annum)

The College is seeking Housekeeping Assistants to work in all areas of the College. The posts have flexible start times between 7.30 am and 9.30 am. Weekly hours could be 20, 25 or 30 or 40.

We are looking for exceptional individuals to join our friendly Housekeeping Team to keep our College sparkling and spotless. Candidates must have previous cleaning experience, be enthusiastic, hard-working and have a keen eye for detail. A friendly disposition and courteous manner are also essential for this role, along with the ability to work weekends during busy periods on a rota basis.

Previous experience in a College environment would be desirable but is not essential.

We are recruiting for a number of positions, both full and part-time, attracting a salary of up to £20,691 per annum (£9.90 per hour) and excellent benefits including:

  • contributory pension scheme
  • free lunch when in college
  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • the use of sports facilities

To apply please complete an application form and return it to the HR Department.

Housekeeping Assistants Candidate Information pack


Guidance for applicants:

  • Please download and complete both parts of the application form below and return them to hr@magd.cam.ac.uk. Our postal address is: HR Department, Magdalene College, Magdalene Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AG.
  • Please fill in all the sections of the form, there is no need to add a CV.
  • At the interview stage, we may ask to check proof of any requested qualifications detailed in the job description and proof of your right to work in the UK.
  • If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Department on hr@magd.cam.ac.uk, who will be happy to help.