The Role

We have a vacancy for a  Carpenter/Joiner to join the Maintenance team here at Clare College.   You would work with the Senior Carpenter and undertake carpentry/joinery work in the College  You would also do other maintenance work as directed by the Reactive Maintenance Manager or Buildings Manager.

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). Our gardens are widely renowned as some of the best in Cambridge and are valued by all members of the College, as well as our guests. 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 salary is up to £29,680 p.a. and you work work 40 hours per week.  As part of the role you would take part in the out of hours emergency call system which is currently one week in seven.  This would be after you have completed your probation period.   

In addition to salary we offer a set of generous benefits including meals on duty, bonus, pension and Employee Assistance Programme.  A full list of all benefits is below.   Tools and uniform are provided.  



The Application Process

The Job Description and Person Specification is below.  The closing date is Monday 4th December with interviews being held shortly afterwards.

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