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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


    Maintenance Manager

    Murray Edwards College is seeking to appoint a full-time Maintenance Manager responsible for managing the reactive maintenance of the College, managing the maintenance team and on-site contractors, and assisting the Head of Estates with the planned preventative maintenance programmes.

    The role also assists the Head of Estates with the department’s strategy, health and safety and fire compliance and fire-alarm testing.

    Other duties include the maintenance of manuals, equipment registers and PPE, regular site inspections and equipment servicing. The Maintenance Manager also deputises for the Head of Estates in his absence.

    Candidates should ideally be electrically, mechanically or relevant FM-qualified to a recognised level e.g. City & Guilds or B.I.F.M, should have a good understanding of fire system installations (Gent/Ziton/Morley) and be experienced with all aspects of building services. Supervisory or management skills are also essential to this role.

    Salary £30,000 - £32,000 (Band 4).

    This is a full-time role with participation in the rota for out-of-hours on-call support

    Closing date for applications is 31 March 2017. Completed applications should be emailed to the HR department on or can be sent by post to the HR Manager, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0DF.


    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: £8,580.27pa for 20 hours per week.. 


    Bar Supervisor

    We are seeking a Bar Supervisor to oversee the running of the student bar. The key responsibilities of this role include ensuring that the bar is run in line with hygiene and safety standards, undertaking training of bar staff, working with the JCR on bar events, cash handling and stock control.

    Previous experience of supervising a bar and bar staff is required, alongside knowledge of health, safety and hygiene standards and excellent customer service skills.

    Salary: to £19,000pa. 


    Administrative Officer - Development Office

    We are seeking an Administrative Officer to join the College’s busy Development office. This Administrative Officer post will primarily have responsibility for providing administrative support to the team, including data and database management (the team uses a database called Raiser’s Edge), handling incoming phone calls and general administrative support such as the management of documents, minute-taking, invoice processing and the management of supplies.

    The role also provides support to the Development team Director, including diary management, correspondence support, minute-taking and preparing papers for meetings.

    Involvement with the preparation of alumnae events run by the team, such as assistance with preparing guests lists, forms part of the administration in the role. The post-holder will have the opportunity to attend alumnae events and on occasions this may be required out of hours.

    The successful candidate will have solid administrative experience, preferably including experience of working in a PA role. They will be accustomed to using and managing databases, and if possible with a particular knowledge of the database Raiser’s Edge. Knowledge of the Data Protection Act and its application to fundraising, and / or the willingness to become knowledgeable in this area is also important in this role.

    With excellent organisational and communication skills, this person will have high IT literacy, the ability to pro-actively manage team diaries and administration, and to work with efficiency, good rapport and flexibility.

    Salary: £23,000 - £24,000pa (depending on skills and experience of applicants). Band 6

    Closing date for applications: Friday 31 March 2017


    Development Officer, Events

    Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, is looking to appoint a Development Officer, Events to its Development team to manage its vibrant annual programme of alumnae events.

    Events are held both within and outside of Cambridge, in the UK and internationally. They require planning and delivery to a high professional standard. Each event entails active and pro-active management, including creating detailed plans of budgets, of the running order for each event, lead times for bookings and communications, and briefing notes on guests for internal hosts.

    Detailed and timely co-ordination with external suppliers and guests is also essential, and this includes liaising with alumnae representatives about the events. Effective internal collaboration with Development team members and with relevant College departments to ensure successful delivery is also a key component.

    The successful candidate is likely to be educated to degree level or equivalent, with solid demonstrable experience in the successful management and delivery of events. This will be combined with strong organisation and planning skills, the ability to solve problems, a high level of attention to detail and the ability to build and maintain rapport with a wide range of people.

    For a copy of the detailed job description including how to apply for this post please go to:

    Closing date: Friday 31 March 2017

    Salary: £16,800pa (pro-rata salary based on part-time hours. FTE £28,000) Band 5


    Development Assistant, Alumnae Relations

    Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, is looking to appoint a Development Assistant to its Development team to provide administrative assistance for its alumnae relations activities.

    This role will serve as the first point of contact for the College’s alumnae, by managing the appropriate alumnae e-mail accounts and responding in a timely manner to queries and requests. They will maintain regular contact with alumnae, and organise weekend gatherings and meetings of alumnae representatives.

    In addition, the post-holder will coordinate New Hall Society committee meetings, and will assist with mailings to alumnae.

    The successful candidate will preferably be educated to degree level or equivalent, with experience working in an administrative role (preferably higher education), good organisation skills and the ability to juggle multiple priorities. They will be a quick learner and have the ability to solve problems.

    They will work with professionalism and discretion and display a flexible attitude and good team working skills. Experience of working with the database Raisers’ Edge would be a plus.

    Salary: £6,800pa (pro-rata salary based on part-time hours. FTE £17,000). Band 7

    Closing date: Friday 31 March 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 by post to HR Manager, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 ODF.