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A modern, informal and academically ambitious college for women at the University of Cambridge. Join us!
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Welcome! We're a vibrant and forward-thinking College, committed to the highest standards of education for young women of all backgrounds, and a friendly and relaxed place to work.

Everyone at Murray Edwards, whether students, academics or staff, feels part of one community and we value every role.

We're lucky to work in airy, light buildings set in gorgeous gardens which everyone is welcome to enjoy. As one of the Hill Colleges, we're based just out of the bustling centre of Cambridge, ensuring a peaceful and green environment.

Staff eat together in our iconic Dome dining hall (lunch is provided free every day, plus drinks in our Art Café) and we hold regular social events. We offer free gym facilities and on-site parking.

We think we're one of the best places to work in Cambridge - come and join us!

Our benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays, increasing with length of service
  • contributory pension scheme
  • life assurance benefit
  • discretionary annual bonus scheme
  • on-site parking (subject to availability)
  • lunch, provided every day that the kitchens are open
  • drinks in our Art Café
  • gym facilities
  • cycle to work scheme


Current staff vacancies

£35,000 per annum (Job Band 5)

Full time 37.5 hours per week

Murray Edwards College is urgently seeking an Access Programme Manager to join us on a six-month, fixed term contract.

You will manage and deliver key access, student recruitment and widening participation programmes to a variety of audiences and stakeholders. 

You will have knowledge of, and passion for, higher education, outreach and social mobility in the UK, experience in coordinating events and the ability to write reports.

Further details on the requirements for the role and a full job description can be found below. To apply for this role please email your CV and cover letter to

Please note, as we are urgently recruiting for this role, this is being run as a rolling recruitment process. We will be assessing applications, shortlisting and offering interviews as the applications are received, so please do get your application in early to avoid disappointment. The job will close once a candidate has been appointed.

£12 per hour

Murray Edwards College is looking for Casual Waiting Staff to start work in the College Catering Department. The role will involve carrying out a variety of tasks to assist in the delivery of catering services in all the College rooms as required and maintaining a high level of food service. This is a zero hour contract, with flexible hours of work during the day. A variety of shifts are available throughout the week, and a free meal per shift is included. The salary for Casual Waiting Staff is £12 per hour.  No experience is required, as full training will be provided.

Please send a CV and cover letter detailing your experience and the reason for your interest in this position to

Current academic vacancies

Please check this page for upcoming vacancies

Group of young women students sitting on a bench at Murray Edward College, Cambridge