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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.
     
     

    Current vacancies

    Early Career Research Fellowship in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (Non-Stipendiary)

    Murray Edwards College invites applications for a non-stipendiary Early Career Research Fellowship in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities subjects, which will normally be tenable for three years from 1 January 2018, or earlier if desirable.   Applications are welcome from any individual who has already secured funding from any source to work on a post-doctoral project within the Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences at Cambridge University, or who is currently under consideration for such funding and expects to hear the outcome shortly. 

    Murray Edwards College was founded as New Hall in 1954 for the purposes of educating women students.  It has a community of around 360 undergraduates and 160 postgraduates, and a mixed Fellowship of 55. 

    All Research Fellows are members of the Governing Body and receive a Fellowship stipend, as well as full dining rights entitling them to seven free meals a week.  Research Fellows can also apply for up to £700 a year to support research expenses.  In addition, we offer accommodation at advantageous rates in College, subject to availability. 

    Application letters including a curriculum vitae and statement outlining interest and plans for the position should reach the College Administrator at Murray Edwards (Ms Sarah Greaves - skg22@cam.ac.uk) by noon on Friday 27 October 2017; 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 of Murray Edwards (Dr Juliet Foster - jlf1000@cam.ac.uk).

     

    Fixed Term (six years) College Lectureship and Fellowship in Pure Mathematics, held in association with research post in the Department of Mathematics

    Murray Edwards College invites applications for a fixed-term (six years) College Lectureship in Pure Mathematics from 1 September 2018.  The person appointed will be elected to an Official Fellowship for this period.   This post will be held in association with a Senior Research Associate post in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics.

    The post holder will be expected to supervise for six hours a week for the twenty teaching weeks of the academic year.  In addition, they will direct studies for students taking Mathematics in Murray Edwards College, for which there is separate remuneration.  Within the Department, the post holder will be expected to provide one complete lecture course per year, and also be involved in examining.

    It is expected that the person appointed to this role will be relatively experienced; as such the appointment will be made within the range determined by Spine Point 49 and Spine Point 57 of the University scale (currently £39,992-£50,618) according to experience and qualifications. This arrangement is guaranteed for the six years in which the College and Department will collaborate on funding the position. 

    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 8 December 2017; 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). 

     

    Plumber

    An opportunity exists for a Plumber & HVAC Engineer to join Murray Edwards College, working 37.5hrs per week Mon – Fri.

    Candidates must have an approved apprenticeship, City & Guilds/NVQ qualifications, a good working knowledge and a solid grounding and experience in HVAC/Plumbing gas fitting and demonstration of trade competence. Registration on the Gas safe register an advantage.

    Good general maintenance skills will be expected, as are good verbal communication skills with customers, contractors and line management.

    This role suits a plumber wishing to work in-house within a small maintenance team servicing one of Cambridge’s prestigious colleges. Training will be given in water feature management and the role benefits from lunch provided daily, plus 33 days holiday per year (including Bank Holidays). Salary £26,000pa.

    To apply please send a completed scanned application form, together with covering letter and Media and Equal Opportunities form to hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk. The application period closes at the end of October. 

     

    Management Accountant

    The College is seeking to appoint a full-time Management Accountant to join its Accounts team on a permanent basis. This role will be responsible for the preparation of monthly management accounts and the quarterly VAT return for the College and will also have a key role liaising with Heads of Department to ensure they receive and understand financial information they require to run their departments’ budgets. The role will also have oversight of bank reconciliations and invoicing.

    The Accounts team consists of 5 roles, 2 of which – Student Billing and Finance Assistant – report to the Management Accountant. On occasions, the Management Accountant may deputise for the Head of Finance. 

    An accountancy degree or a recognised accountancy qualification e.g. ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent is desirable but not essential.  In addition to the key responsibilities, you will create good working relationships both with your team and the wider college and be able to effectively manage a varied workload.  Excellent IT skills are required including advanced Excel and you will be able to analyse and evaluation information to produce reports for the Head of Finance.

    The salary for this full-time role will be at a fixed rate within the range of £30,000 - £35,000, dependent on skills, qualifications and experience.

    Application details and forms can be accessed via the College’s website https://www.murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk/about/work-usand completed application forms should be e-mailed together with a covering letter and completed media and equal opportunities form to the HR Manager at hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk

    Closing date is Tuesday 17 October 2017 and interviews will be held short thereafter.

     

    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 (Full-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 full-time role offers 37.5 working hours per week and a salary of £16,684.

    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. Closing date for role 31 October 2017.

     

    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. Closing date for role 31 October 2017.

     

    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 £8.25 / 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.