The Role

We have a vacancy for a  Relief Porter.  You would be part of a bank of Relief Porters that do not have set hours per week but work on a casual basis as part of the Porters Department.  The Porters are the main point of contact for all College members, visitors and tourists.  You need to be able to computer literate and physically fit. 

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 hourly rate for this post is £13.02.  In addition to this you would be eligible for a bonus every year, meals on duty and the uniform is provided.  

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 Sally Hewings (  The contents of the Equal Opportunities Form will not be disclosed to the selection or interview panels.