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University of Cambridge

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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



    Unless specified, all Applications should be completed and sent to the HR Manager by email: 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

    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 - 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 - 


    Deputy Development Director

    Murray Edwards College is seeking to appoint a Deputy Development Director to its Development team to provide management for key team members and raise funds for the College from a variety of sources including alumnae and other donors.

    This role line manages 4 team Development Officers / Assistants and reports to the Development Director. It also works closely with College staff including the President and Fellows.

    Applicants will need to be educated to first-degree level or higher (or an equivalent level of professional experience) and have a background in fundraising, alumni relations or member relations – or similar client management or senior customer relations role. Strong and proven line management capabilities are a pre-requisite (preferably of a team with varying roles), as is experience of overseeing and/or the management and delivery of events.

    The postholder will to have an understanding of the Cambridge Collegiate University environment, excellent communication and organisational skills and attention to detail, as well as energy, creativity and professionalism and the ability to work well with and secure the confidence of a wide range of people.

    The salary for this role will be fixed between £33,000 - £35,000, dependent on fulfilling the skills, qualifications and experience required in the role. 

    Closing date for applications has been extended to 30 September 2017. Applications should be e-mailed together with a covering letter and completed media and equal opportunities form to the HR Manager at



    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 £25,000pa.

    To apply please send a completed scanned application form, together with covering letter and Media and Equal Opportunities form to by Sunday 15th October.


    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.

    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 or by post to HR Manager, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 ODF. 


    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 by post to HR Manager, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 ODF.