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Working at Churchill

At Churchill College we offer a friendly and informal working atmosphere with a strong commitment to training and professional development.


Why work for us?


As a modern Cambridge college (founded in 1960), we pride ourselves on our friendly and informal atmosphere. With more than 850 students, 250 Fellows and 160 members of staff from all over the world and from all backgrounds, we are proud of our diverse and exciting community.


We welcome staff to join our vibrant team, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, gender identity, marital status, disability or religious belief, and we’re always keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented at Churchill.

Progressive & Outward Looking

The College motto is “Forward” and we try to live up to this. We were the first men’s College in Cambridge to decide to admit women and for 30 years we’ve worked hard to ensure we admit the brightest students regardless of background, with the result that about three quarters of our intake comes from schools in the state sector.

Academic Vacancies

Non-Academic Vacancies


Employees of the College enjoy a range of benefits in addition to salary, including:

Generous pension scheme

The College offers membership of a Defined Contribution Pension Scheme to eligible employees after a six month qualifying period. The minimum contribution rates for this scheme are 5% by the employee and 10% by the College, but the College will match employee contributions at a ratio of 2 to 1 up to a maximum of 14% employer contributions.

Healthcare cash-plan

The College offers membership of a healthcare cash-plan to eligible employees after a 6 month qualifying period. This plan enables them to claim money back towards health care costs, such as dental check-ups or an annual sight test, as well as claiming money for services such as physiotherapy, osteopathy etc.


  • One free meal per day when on duty
  • Free car parking on site
  • Sports facilities, including free use of the gym, squash courts and tennis courts
  • 25.5 days of annual leave plus public holidays


Churchill College is an equal opportunities employer.