The Role

Clare College has a vacancy for a Relief Porter. This is a flexible contract with no set hours.  Some available shifts will include weekends and nights.

The Porter is the main point of contact for all College members, visitors and tourists, it is essential that the Porter reflects a very favourable first impression of the ethos of the College.  Equally as important are the responsibilities for the security and safety of the College members and property.  

The successful applicant will be computer literate, be able to act as a Fire Warden and be a fully trained First Aider.  The hourly rate for this role is £13.02.

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. 


The hourly rate is £13.02.  You will be able to have a meal on duty when the kitchens are open. You will be automatically enrolled into the NEST pension scheme after 3 months.


Please find the further particulars and application form below. 

All applicants must complete the application and equal opportunities form and email these to  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