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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

     

    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

    The post is for six years in the first instance due to available funding, but there may be possibility for renewal.

    Application letters including a curriculum vitae and statements on research and teaching 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). 

     

    PA to Bursar

    Murray Edwards College is seeking a Personal Assistant to work in the Bursar’s office, assisting the Bursar with the day to day running of the Bursar’s office.

    This is a role requiring a high degree of initiative as the person will work largely independently in this key supporting role. The role demands the skills of an efficient PA who will undertake the standard skills of such a support role, including proactive diary and schedule management, monitoring e-mails, drafting correspondence and committee minutes, and document handling.

    This role also supports the HR Manager with HR administration and covers for the PA to the President and the College Administrator on occasions. 

    Demonstrable competence and skill in a similar PA role (i.e. supporting a senior executive) is fundamental to this role, including experience of handling correspondence and varied documentation, pro-active diary management and call handling, minute taking, audio typing and schedule management. A high degree of expertise and initiative is required, as is sound judgment and diplomacy.

    The preferred candidate will be educated to at least A ‘level, with excellent interpersonal and diplomacy skills, the ability to work independently yet collaboratively, with a high degree of integrity. The College values respect, courtesy, courage, good humour and collaboration and the leading candidate will display these attributes.

    Salary for the role is £28,500-£30,000pa for this full-time role.  

    Completed applications should be e-mailed to hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk or sent to the HR Manager, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 ODF. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 10th January 2018. 

     

    Archivist & Records Manager (Part-time: 7.5 hours per week)

    Murray Edwards College is seeking to appoint an Archivist and Records Manager to undertake tasks which support the effective delivery of archive and records management services to College members and visitors as required. 

    Main duties: cataloguing pending and new archival accessions, making archive material available to researchers, College staff and fellows, responding to archive enquires, preparing exhibitions of archival material for College events as required, maintaining the semi-current records store database and creating and updating records retention schedules. The post holder will also support the Bursar in the College’s compliance of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

    Candidates must be graduates with a Post Graduate qualification in Archives and/or Records Management.  With experience in an archivist or records management role, he/she will have knowledge of the principles and practice of archiving and records management.  Excellent communication skills are essential, as is knowledge of key relevant legislation, along with the strong IT and organisational skills.

    This role is for 7.5 hours per week.  Currently this is a Wednesday, but can be any weekday in order to fit in with other part-time work.  College benefits include a contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays for full time employees (pro-rated to reflect part-time hours), free lunches when on duty, subsidized gym membership, and free on-site parking. 

    The salary for the role is £30,000 - £32,000pa FTE (£6,000 - £6,400 pro-rata) (within College Job Band 5)

    Completed applications should be e-mailed to hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk or sent to the HR Manager, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 ODF. Application deadline: Sunday 17th December 2017. Interviews are likely to be held early in January.

     

    Junior Front of House Supervisor

    Murray Edwards College is seeking a Junior Front of House Supervisor to help plan and oversee the smooth and effective running of all of the Front of House Catering activities alongside and with the support of the Front of House Operations Manager and Front of House Supervisor

    The role ensures that an appropriate level of service is delivered to all catering activities, monitoring, motivating and supervising the Front of House team to ensure the smooth delivery of all events as well as ensuring effective communication with the Kitchens to ensure the accurate delivery of meetings, conferences and events. Efficient stock control, cleaning and health and safety duties are intrinsic components of the role. 

    The postholder will have prior experience in a similar role, accompanied by an NVQ level 2 in Food Safety. Personal attributes will include excellent customer service and strong interpersonal and communication skills, including in overseeing the work of others. Competence in IT with a good attention to detail, as well as a flexible approach are requirements. 

    The salary for this full-time position is £17,365pa  (Internal Job Band 7). Shifts will include evenings and weekends.

    Completed applications should be e-mailed to hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk or sent to the HR Manager, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 ODF. Application deadline: Sunday 17th December 2017. Interviews are likely to be held early in January.

     

    Trainee Front of House Supervisor

    Murray Edwards College is seeking to employ a Trainee Front of House Supervisor to assist with all aspects of the service and delivery of Front of House Operations’ catering facilities.

    Reporting to the Front of House Supervisor and Deputy Front of House Operations Manager, the successful candidate will have experience of service delivery, and be capable of monitoring, motivating and leading 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.

    The salary for this full-time position is £16,478pa (Internal Job Band 8). Shifts will include evenings and weekends.

    Completed applications should be e-mailed to hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk or sent to the HR Manager, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 ODF. Application deadline: Sunday 17th December 2017. Interviews are likely to be held early in January.

     

    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 £8.25 / 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. 

    £30,000 - £32,000 per annum FTE (within College Job Band 5)