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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:

    • contributory auto-enrolment pension scheme
    • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays
    • discretionary annual bonus scheme
    • subsidised gym facilities
    • cycle scheme
    • childcare vouchers
    • on-site parking
    • lunch, provided every day that the kitchens are open.

    Murray Edwards College is an equal opportunities employer and abides by the privacy rules as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 and subsequt General Data Protection Regulation. Please click to view a copy of the College's Privacy Statement for Job Applicants

     

    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, unless otherwise stated.
     
     

    Current vacancies

    Research Associate (Fixed Term)

    Decent Work and Youth Livelihoods: Public Policy Challenges for Employment Creation in Sub-Saharan Africa (a Philomathia Social Sciences Research Project)

    We are looking for a full time Research Associate to work as part of a new project funded by the Philomathia Social Sciences Research Programme at the University of Cambridge. The post holder will work under the supervision of Professor Bhaskar Vira in the Department of Geography, and Dame Barbara Stocking at Murray Edwards College.

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    Head of Communications

    Murray Edwards College is seeking a Head of Communications to lead and coordinate the planning and delivery of the College communications.

    Reporting to the President of the College, this is a stand-alone role with responsibility for driving the College’s strategic communications.

    The post-holder will continue to develop the communications strategy for the College, working closely with department heads and other stakeholders on the content and approach of communications activities. They will then implement directly parts of the strategy and coordinate the input of others.

    The role oversees the College’s digital communication, including the website and social media activities, and its PR activities via agencies and alumnae. Finally, the role encompasses the planning, input and project management of the College publications.

    The desired candidate will have a first degree, preferably in a communications or public relations field, and solid professional experience working with digital content for medium sized organisations, if possible in the higher education sector. They will have proven capability for strategic planning and delivery and experience of writing digital and hardcopy content and communications for specific audiences. Advanced verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work to tight deadlines, are a given, as are excellent interpersonal skills.

    The successful candidate can expect a FTE salary of up to £40,000pa, depending on experience and skill, plus College benefits.

    Applicants should 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. Closing date for Applications 25th October 2018. 

     

    Junior Front of House Supervisor

    Murray Edwards College is seeking an experienced Junior Front of House Supervisor to assist with managing all aspects of the service and delivery of Front of House Operations’ catering facilities.

    The Junior Front of House Supervisor will report to the Front of House Supervisor. The successful candidate will have experience in all styles of service delivery including running serveries, conferences and formal dinners, and will be capable of monitoring, motivating and leading front of house service staff.

    Experience in similar roles, accompanied by an NVQ level 2 in Food Safety are pre-requisities, as are excellent customer service and strong interpersonal and communication skills, including in overseeing the work of others. Competence in IT together with a thorough understanding of cash handling and stock control procedures.are also required, as are good attention to detail and a flexible approach. 

    The Junior Front of House Supervisor role is awarded a salary of £18,000pa. 

    Applicants should 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. 

     

      Cleaner

      Murray Edwards College is seeking permanent, part-time Cleaners to join its friendly Housekeeping team. Murray Edwards is a friendly, modern college and offers a pleasant working environment for its staff, and an environment of ‘Home from Home’ for its students.

      The Cleaner role is for 4 hours each day, 5 days per week, involving 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.

      Salary: £9,100pa pro-rata for 20 hours per week (£8.75 per hour).

      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.