Clare College Cambridge

Buttery Assistant

We have a vacancy for a Buttery Assistant.   This is a maternity cover contract for eight months but there is a high chance that other jobs will become available in the department and the maternity cover contract can be converted to a permanent full time position for the right applicant.

The Role

The main purpose of this job is to  support the Cafeteria Supervisor in helping to achieve the highest standard of customer service and cleanliness of the Cafeteria and kitchens.  

 If you are an organised individual with good communication skills and the willingness to work as part of a team then this role may be for you.

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 £21,450 p.a. working a 37.5 hour week.  The hours worked will be to a three week schedule including working one weekend in 3.   In addition, the College offers a generous defined benefit pension scheme, membership of a medical cashback scheme, and meals 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 form and email it to Sally Hewings (



Job Description


Application Form

Equal Ops Form