As the newest Cambridge College, we are modern and forward-thinking, not only as an academic institution but also as an employer. We pride ourselves on being friendly, inclusive and collaborative.
The College originated in 1768 on Homerton High Street in London before moving to Cambridge in the early 1900s and gaining official collegiate status in 2010. We are now the largest College in terms of student numbers and maintain a thriving and diverse community - something that has always been part of our DNA.
Homerton College has a history of inclusivity, supportive academic and non-academic communities and striving for excellence – our staff members play a crucial role in bringing these values to life.
Catering for College members
We currently have a number of opportunities in our Catering Team. From preparing tasty lunches to creating feasts for Formal Halls, no two days are the same. Take a look at our film to see what daily life in College is like.
A great working environment
The Homerton grounds are a hidden gem in Cambridge. Our staff members work in beautiful listed buildings, see exciting new modern developments take shape and have access to 25 acres of gardens, including our very own orchard.
We are located in south Cambridge, only a 15-minute walk away (or a 5-minute pedal) from the historic city centre. Our students tell us the College location makes it feel more like ‘a home’, providing respite from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Unlike many other Cambridge Colleges, the availability of space means we can offer free on-site parking for all staff members. For those who commute from further afield, the train station is also in close proximity.
Meals are provided for all staff members on duty in the Great Hall, where you are encouraged to meet your fellow colleagues for lunch. The Combination Room is a dedicated space for staff and Fellows to have tea and coffee breaks throughout the day. You can also get a subsidised membership to the College gym.
Homerton offers a generous pension scheme. Your pension payment and lump sum on retirement is predetermined by your earnings history, tenure of service and age, rather than depending directly on investment returns. Monthly employer contributions are currently 17.9%.
The College rewards scheme gives you access to a great range of discounts on a variety of retailers, services and everyday spending.
Cycle to work scheme
We are happy to offer the cycle to work scheme to all our employees. It offers you the chance to buy a bike from a trusted chain or your friendly local independent cycle shop, and save up to a third of the cost.
Equal opportunities at Homerton
We are committed to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach. This commitment includes supporting and encouraging all under-represented groups, and promoting an inclusive culture and valuing diversity. No applicant or member of staff will be discriminated against because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.