The Role

We are seeking to appoint a Schools Liaison Officer to contribute to the College's undergraduate widening participation strategy by extending and improving its relationships with schools and colleges within the College’s link areas to raise aspirations and develop knowledge of Cambridge and higher education through events in College, in schools, and online. This will involve responsibility for school visits to the College and regular travel to our link areas, including Tower Hamlets and Hackney, to deliver one-off events and sustained interventions.

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 for this role is £26,000 per annum plus bonus. The contract is offered on annualised hours for 24 months. In addition to the salary you will be entitled to a free lunch when working in College, membership of a defined contribution pension scheme, and access to an employee assistance programme and cash healthcare scheme.

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.

The closing date for applications is the 5th December 2023 with interviews being held at Clare on the 15th December 2023.