Clare College Cambridge

Kitchen Porter

We have a vacancy for a Kitchen Porter reporting to the Head Chef.

The Role

The Kitchen Porter will work to a standard shift system working a total of 75 hours per fortnight.  You will operate the dishwashing machine and general cleaning duties of the pot wash area and kitchen, to support the Head Chef and Catering Manager in helping to achieve the highest standard of cleanliness and hygiene in the College kitchens.  

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. 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 ( .  The closing date for applications is Friday June 3rd 2022. 


We will interview suitable applicants as they apply and reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than June 3rd.




Job Description and Person Specification


Application Form

Equal Ops Form