The Role

Clare College has a vacancy for a Programme Manager and Assistant Client Agent to assist the Estates Director in the delivery of the Old Court Refurbishment project and the College's Capital Programme (known as specials). The Programme Manager will be the key point of contact between the Contractor/Project Manager and the College, ensuring that the College requirements are incorporated and timely responses are made to queries raised. The Programme Manager will also ensure the delivery of the Colleges annual Capital programme (approximately 2m) is delivered to time and budget.

The successful applicant will have proven experience of delivering projects on time and in budget.  They will be able to provide a Master Programme of all works and be confident of liaising and managing contractors.

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 salary for this role will be between £48,000 and £50,000 p.a.  The contract will be a fixed term contract for two years. Included in the benefits package is membership of the Nest pension scheme, lunch, free parking, and non-contractual bonus paid in November of each year.

The Application Process

The job description, person specification, and application form are below. 

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


The closing date for applications is 23 January 2023.  Interviews will take place shortly afterwards.


Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form