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Human Resources


The Temporary Employment Service (TES) provides temporary workers for departments and institutions across the collegiate University. Our workers typically provide cover for short-term staff absences, peak periods and temporary additional work. We specialise in office support work such as secretarial, administrative, reception, PA and EA and can often assist with cover for other support roles (including Library, Museum, IT, finance, event planning, catering, cleaning and general maintenance posts).

Please do explore our website to learn more about TES and do contact us if you have any queries not answered by the website. We can be emailed at During the current coronavirus situation, the best method of contacting us is via email. 

Our office hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Current advertised assignment opportunities
Most TES assignments will only be available to those who are already part of the TES candidate pool, however, occasionally wider opportunities will be advertised below.

The Disability Resource Centre is seeking experienced mentors to work with disabled students at the University of Cambridge. For further details please click here. The deadline for applications is Thursday, 6 January 2022, at 3pm.

For all other TES temporary work opportunities please go to our application page so you can apply to access our many assignment opportunities.