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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Custodian with experience of general maintenance to join our in-house Facilities team. Working as part of the team, the duties of the role include cleaning, monitoring key plant and equipment, reporting faults, conducting minor maintenance / building repairs / minor building works and liaising with contractors.

This is an interesting and varied role, which will also require the individual to undertake security checks of the premises (including locking and unlocking of buildings), porterage, assist in office moves and preparation of teaching rooms.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate basic factual knowledge of custodial work, including DIY and general maintenance and have practical experience of cleaning or custodial duties. An awareness of health and safety and fire issues are required, alongside a flexible attitude to work, and good interpersonal, organisational and communication skills. The role holder must also be able to deal with a wide range of people with the ability to prioritise and remain calm, responding to situations in an appropriate manner.

The Faculty offers a stimulating and friendly working environment with a firm commitment to staff development.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

For full details of the responsibilities of the post and the person specification, please see the further particulars. The post holder will be required to alternate between morning shifts one week, to evening shifts the following week, details of which can be found in the further particulars.

Applications are particularly welcomed from candidates from a BME background, who are currently under-represented in the Faculty.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries should be made to Patrick Boydell (

Please quote reference JR31275 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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