Clare College Cambridge

Accounts Assistant

We have a vacancy for an Accounts Assistant (Purchase Ledger).

This is a fixed term position from the end of June 2022 providing cover for maternity leave and will end on the return of the post holder from maternity leave or 13 months whichever is the soonest.  

This is full time position working 36.25 hours per week excluding lunch breaks.

The Role

The Accounts Assistant will process and pay all purchase invoices ensuring correct VAT analysis is recorded and reconciliation of all supplier statements.

The successful applicant will have good IT skills particularly in Excel and will be friendly and co-operative and be able to work as part of a team.

The College

This is a wonderful opportunity to work for the second oldest of the 31 Colleges in the University of Cambridge. Regarded as one of the most progressive and informal, it is renowned as a College that achieves academically at the highest levels, whilst also being welcoming, forward-thinking, and inclusive.

Located in the heart of Cambridge city centre, the College is extraordinarily beautiful and famed for its gardens on “the Backs” (the famous backs of the colleges that overlook the River Cam). Clare’s Old Court, a Grade I listed building, is the centre of the College and is unique among the ancient Cambridge colleges in having maintained its architectural integrity.

Salary and Benefits

The salary for the post is between £25,500 - £28,000 p.a. DOE. In addition, the College offers membership of the NEST pension scheme, parking on site and lunch in college during working hours.

The Application Process

The full job description and person specification is below.

Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities form. The contents of this form will not be disclosed to the selection or interview panels

All applicants must complete the application and equal opportunities form and email them to Sally Hewings (  The closing date for applications is Monday 13th June although we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we find a suitable applicant.


Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Equal Ops Form