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    We are a vibrant and ambitious College, committed to the highest standards of education for young women of all backgrounds.

    For staff, Murray Edwards is a friendly, modern college and offers a wide range of benefits and a pleasant working environment. We hold in high esteem the qualities in our staff of Respect, Courtesy, Courage, Collaboration and Good-humoured communication. Staff and Fellows are offered a range of benefits which include:

    • a contributory pension scheme,
    • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays,
    • a discretionary annual bonus scheme,
    • subsidised gym facilities,
    • on-site parking,
    • lunch - provided every day that the kitchens are open.

    Murray Edwards College is an equal opportunities employer

     

    Applications

    Unless specified, all applications should be completed and sent to the HR Manager by email: hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk or by post to HR Manager, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 ODF. Applications should be accompanied by a brief covering letter and a completed media and equal opportunities form, unless otherwise stated.
     
     

    Current vacancies

     

    Front of House Supervisor

    Murray Edwards College is seeking an experienced Front of House Supervisor to assist with leading and managing all aspects of the service and delivery of Front of House Operations’ catering facilities.

    Reporting to the Front of House Manager, the successful candidate will have experience in all styles of service delivery including running serveries, conferences and formal dinners.  The successful candidate will be capable of monitoring, motivating and leading the front of house service staff.

    Confident communication and an ability to set up, train and implement new systems are key to this role along with a thorough understanding of cash handling and stock control procedures.

    This is a full-time position. Salary £21,500pa

    Applicants should send a complete Application form together with a covering letter detailing the reason for your interest in this role and a completed media and equal opportunities form, to hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk or by post to HR Manager, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 ODF. 

    Closing Date for applications Sunday 22 April 2018

     

    Chef de Partie

    Murray Edwards College, one of the University of Cambridge’s most modern, innovative, open and friendly Colleges, is seeking to employ a motivated and enthusiastic Chef de Partie to join its Catering team.

    We are seeking candidates that are highly organised and flexible and in possession of excellent culinary skills built on a solid foundation of kitchen experience. Relevant experience in a busy commercial catering operation is essential as are a relevant qualification to NVQ level 3 and a certificate at level 2 (Basic) or above in food hygiene.

    Reporting to the Sous Chef and through them to the Head Chef the successful applicant will join a team providing breakfast, lunch and dinner for Students and Fellows as well as collegiate conferences, function business and weddings.

    The role is a permanent (subject to a probationary period) post and applications are invited from candidates who wish to work on a full-time basis. Working hours are 37.5 hours per week, with a 30 minute break each day, allocated according to a two week shift rota. Please note that this role includes weekend working every other week, aiming to offer work-life balance.

    Full-time role. Salary £21,500pa (Band 7).

    Applicants should send a complete Application form together with a covering letter detailing the reason for your interest in this role and a completed media and equal opportunities form, to hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk or by post to HR Manager, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 ODF. 

    Closing date for Applications Sunday 22 April 2018

     

    Temporary (nine month) College Lectureship and Fellowship in Politics and International Relations

    Murray Edwards College invites applications for a temporary (nine month) College Lectureship in Politics and International Relations from 1 October 2018 to 30 June 2019, made possible through an award made by the Newton Trust CTO research leave fund. The person appointed will be elected to an Official Fellowship for this period.   

    The post-holder will be expected to supervise for seven hours a week for the twenty teaching weeks of the academic year.  In addition, they will direct studies for Part II students taking any Politics/International Relations tracks at Murray Edwards College, for which there is separate remuneration.  The post-holder will play a major role in the Admissions process and will organise the successful HSPS reading group in College. 

    The successful applicant will have completed (or be close to completing) a PhD in Politics and International Relations.  Experience of University teaching is highly desirable. This position would suit an early-career academic: a suitable mentor will be appointed within the HSPS Faculty, and the post-holder will be expected to engage in research.  The stipend for the nine-month period will be £18,500. 

    Further Particulars

    Application letters including a curriculum vitae and statement outlining interest and plans for the position should reach the College Administrator (Ms Sarah Greaves - skg22@cam.ac.uk) by noon on Friday 11 May 2018; candidates should also arrange for three confidential references to reach the College Administrator by the same date.  Informal enquiries can be made to the Senior Tutor (Dr Juliet Foster - jlf1000@cam.ac.uk). 

     

     

    Relationship Manager

    Join our ambitious Alumni Relations and Development team

    We are seeking a Relationship Manager to play an instrumental part in the College’s fundraising campaign. With responsibility for a portfolio of around 150 existing and potential donors, this role manages our donors through the donor cycle.  You will be responsible for building strong relationships which will inspire donors to make significant gifts amounting to 5, 6 and 7 figure sums. You will also be responsible for introducing donors and potential donors to our current fundraising campaign, Women Today, Women Tomorrow.

    Founded in 1954, Murray Edwards College supports outstanding young women to achieve academic excellence and to develop their confidence and leadership skills. Our ambition is to enable our students to achieve their highest potential and send them into the world to do extraordinary things. Alumnae of the College have made a significant impact on the world over the last 60 years, becoming leaders of families, communities, companies, universities and charities. As part of the University of Cambridge, the College makes a unique contribution to young women’s learning and development.

    The successful candidate will have a track record of success within a results-orientated environment such as fundraising, sales, marketing or recruitment. It is possible you have already gained annual fund or alumni relations experience in a small team and are looking for your next career step in development. Or you may have experience of developing and maintaining one-to-one relationships with high net worth individuals in a corporate setting. You will be adaptable and motivated, possess good organisational skills and pay attention to detail.

    This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic individual who wishes to pursue a career in major gifts fundraising.

    To apply please send a covering letter, a completed application form and an equal opportunities form (optional) to the Human Resources Manager, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0DF or email to her at: hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk.

    The deadline for applications is Sunday 13 May 2018. Interviews to be held shortly thereafter.

    For an informal discussion about this post, please contact the Development Director, Fiona Duffy at fjd22@cam.ac.uk

     

    College Porter (casual hours)

    Murray Edwards is a friendly, modern college and its Porters play a vital role, supporting students, staff and members of the public through their work.

    We are seeking a Casual Porters to join the team and provide occasional cover for periods of holiday or sickness. Hours will be ad hoc as required, based on a 24/7 shift pattern.

    The role involves reception work, security, distributing mail, and cash sales.  Good communication skills, integrity and the ability to deal with emergencies are essential requirements. 

    Salary rate: £10.27 per hour (including holiday pay)

    Completed applications should emailed to hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk or delivered to HR, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 ODF

     

    Cleaner (Part-time)

    Murray Edwards College is seeking to appoint a permanent, part-time Cleaner to join its friendly Housekeeping team. The roles involves routine cleaning duties including the cleaning of student staircases, student houses and other College accommodation, as well as a chamber maid service for residential conferences.

    This is a part-time role, working 4 hours per day, 5 days a week, and is ideal for someone looking to work during the mornings (07.30am to 11.30am).

    Murray Edwards is a friendly, modern college and offers a wide range of staff benefits and a pleasant working environment.

    Salary: £8.45 per hour, or £8,788pa pro-rata for 20 hours per week.. 

    Please send a complete Application form together with a covering letter detailing the reason for your interest in this role and a completed media and equal opportunities form, to hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk or by post to HR Manager, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 ODF. 

     

    Kitchen Porter (Part-time)

    The College is seeking one full-time and one part time Kitchen Porter to join its experienced and friendly catering team.  Working under the direction of the Head Chef, the Kitchen Porter is primarily responsible for the day-to-day cleaning of the main Kitchen production and service equipment and the cleaning of the Kitchen and Servery areas.  While some experience in a similar role would be advantageous, full training will be provided as well as manual handling instructions/Safe Working Practice/H.C.C.P/C.O.S.H.H.

    Murray Edwards College provides a modern and friendly working environment.  We also provide lunch when the kitchens are open, on-site parking, an annual bonus scheme, a contributory pension scheme and subsidised sporting facilities including gym membership.

    The part-time role offers 20 hours per week, worked over 4 days on a team rota system, with weekend & some evening work required, in addition to the opportunity to cover staff holidays. The salary for this part-time role is £8,898.   

    To apply please send a completed application form and covering letter to the HR Manager via email to HR@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk or by post to, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0DF. 

     

    Casual Waiting Staff

    Murray Edwards College is seeking catering staff to work primarily weekday shifts in the catering team on a casual contract basis. The work involves

    • delivering excellent service to College members and conference guests.

    • waiting on tables for formal  College occasions and commercial functions

    • assisting with cashing up procedures as required in an accurate and timely manner

    Previous experience would be advantageous but not essential as full training will be given.

    Casual waiting staff are paid £8.45 / hour via the College’s payroll for hours worked.

    Please send a CV and e-mail or letter detailing your experience to date and the reason for your interest in this work to hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk by post to HR Manager, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 ODF.