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College Affiliation Scheme for Post-doctoral Associates

Jesus College intends to appoint up to six College Post-doctoral Associates (CPDAs) on or before 1 October 2016. Applicants must at the time of appointment have been awarded their PhD, and may be graduates of any university. They must at the time of appointment, and for the duration of the appointment, be employed by the University of Cambridge in a post-doctoral research role. Preference will be given to applicants who intend to be resident in Cambridge for most or all of their period of appointment. There are no conditions of age or subject attached to these positions, but candidates would normally be early in their research career and not yet in a tenured post.

CPDAs will be selected by reference to their ability to contribute to the intellectual and educational life of the College. The principal areas in which it is hoped that CPDAs will make such contributions are (i) in support of the College’s research activities, including giving seminars and providing advice and guidance to research students, (ii) in undergraduate teaching through supervisions, (iii) in support of the College’s outreach and widening participation work, and (iv) in support of the activities of the College’s Development Office, for example, by giving “public interest” lectures to groups of alumni or writing articles about their research for College publications.

The CPDA position will normally be tenable for a period of three years. Applications from candidates with guaranteed funding that ends before 30 September 2018 will not normally be considered. No stipend or honorarium is payable; no room or accommodation provided. The dining rights of CPDAs are one free meal per week (lunch or dinner) with additional meals and guests at the CPDA’s expense; CPDAs are also invited to a number of College events. Any supervision carried out for the College will be paid for at the standard rates plus the same mark-up as is applicable to Fellows of the College.

Application forms may be obtained by email from or below. Applications must be received by 1pm on Friday 24 June 2016. The application should include your curriculum vitae, and a statement of not more than 500 words, intelligible to academics in a completely different discipline, outlining present and future research and/or teaching plans, and a second statement of not more than 200 words setting out the area(s) in which you would hope to contribute to the intellectual and educational life of the College. Two references are required, which must also arrive at the College, preferably by email to, by the above date.

  • Further Particulars [PDF]
  • Application Form [DOCX] [PDF]


Conference and Events Assistant

Salary up to £20,000 depending on experience

We are currently seeking a Conference and Events Assistant to join our successful and busy Conferencing and Catering Team.

Reporting to the Conference and Events Manager you will be responsible for taking bookings for a wide variety of events including dinners, weddings and conferences, ensuring the whole process runs smoothly from the initial enquiry through to discussing the final details.

In order to be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate having excellent communication, administrative and organisational skills and these will ideally have been gained from working in a similar role or environment. You will be professional and friendly with a keen eye for detail, and display excellent customer care skills. Some previous experience of working within the conference and events\hospitality industry would be desirable.

Further details and an application form can be found below or by contacting 01223 339469.

Closing date for receipt of applications is: 4th July 2016

Interviews will take place on: 18th July 2016.

  • Person Specification [PDF]
  • Job Description [PDF]
  • Notes to Applicants – [PDF]
  • Application Form [DOCX] [PDF]


Secretary to the Dean and the Chapel Office

(Up to 20 hours per week)

Salary: £20,000 per annum pro-rata.

We are currently seeking a professional administrator to undertake a range of duties in support of the Dean of Chapel and Chapel activities. You will be involved in Chapel bookings, dealing with enquires and assisting with the organisation of services, as well as providing dedicated secretarial support.

This is a varied and rewarding role requiring exceptional organisational and administrative skills. In addition, you will need to be self-motivated, flexible and confident in dealing with a diverse range of people. Whilst not essential, some experience or knowledge working in a similar environment would be an advantage. More importantly we are seeking someone who is able to combine their strong administrative skills with exceptional interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and commitment.

This is a two year fixed term appointment commencing in September 2016. The working pattern is flexible and in addition we offer a generous benefits package including pension scheme and free staff lunches, all within a historic and inspiring environment.

To learn more and apply, please see below or call 01223 339469.

The closing date for receipt of applications is the 27th June 2016, and interviews are anticipated to be held on the 6th July 2016.

  • Person Specification [PDF]
  • Job Description [PDF]
  • Notes to Applicants – [PDF]
  • Application Form [DOCX] [PDF]