House Porter

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

The role holder, alongside existing colleagues, will provide soft facilities services to buildings and tenants as part of the Facilities Management team. The work supports the academic community and contributes to the smooth running of the buildings and sites.

The role holder frequently works non-standard, unsocial hours and weekends as part of a shift system covering a 7-day operation; sometimes working without direct supervision across multiple buildings and sites.

The role holder provides the following diverse and responsible services :

Morning or evening Site and building inspections

Provision of site security including unlock and locking up, first point of call daytime, evening and weekend security incidents.

Monitoring and reporting any issues regarding cleaning standards within the buildings

Setting and resetting of seminar rooms, lecture theatres and event spaces to agreed pattern or style.

Co-ordinating access for removal company and co-ordinating logistics for office moves including assisting where required.

General maintenance, including agreed tasks of hanging noticeboards, making good walls, painting, litter picking, assisting with waste disposal.

Monitoring and policing site car parking including contact with tenant contact.

Operating various IT Systems both generic and bespoke to Facilities.

First response AV support for faulty equipment in meeting rooms and Lecture Theatres.

The ideal candidate will require strong interpersonal skills, organisational skills and IT skills. Basic DIY skills are essential for the role, and knowledge of the general processes that relate to custodial work will greatly benefit the role holder.

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If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email Estates Division on

Please quote reference BA30134 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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