The Role

Clare College are seeking Housekeeping Assistants to contribute to our high quality housekeeping service. Reporting to the Housekeeper, Housekeeping Assistants are responsible for maintaining housekeeping services in designated areas and common areas within the College. Positions are 25-35 hours per week and weekend working is required during the conference season. Please note, good physical fitness is necessary as the role will involve carrying hoovers and cleaning materials up and down stairs. 

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, Clare 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 over the course of its history. 

Salary and Benefits

The hourly rate for this post is £12.00.  Included in the benefits package is membership of a defined contribution pension scheme, membership of a medical cashback scheme, parking, and non-contractual bonus paid in November of each year.

The Application Process

Please find the further particulars and application form below. 

All applicants must complete the application and equal opportunities form and email these to the HR Department (  The contents of the Equal Opportunities Form will not be disclosed to the selection or interview panels.


Job Description and Person Spec

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form