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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 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,
    • 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

    Deputy Head Porter

    Murray Edwards College is seeking to appoint to its full-time staff a Deputy Head Porter role, to support the Head Porter in running the College’s Lodge and leading its team of 6 Porters.

    The Porters’ Lodge is the front face of the College to the public, students, staff and Fellows and often the first point of face-to-face contact with the college. As well as being a focal point for general College-related information, the Lodge is critical for day to day communications within and outside the College and for controlling and coordinating scheduled and unexpected events.

    The role has supervisory responsibility, under the guidance of the Head Porter, for the team of Porters and for the Porters’ Lodge, which operates 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

    Key areas of responsibility include staff management, reception duties, college security and a disciplined approach within the team and the wider College, first aid and fire duties, administration, assistance with budgets and cash handling and a shared responsibility for the welfare of the College’s students. This role is also expected to be on duty at formal occasions such as formal halls or significant external events, and share an ‘on call’ responsibility with the Head Porter.

    The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar customer-facing role, with diplomacy skills and the ability to remain calm in pressured or challenging situations and interactions. S/he will have excellent organisational skills and will take pride in his/her work.

    Professionalism and a disciplined, methodical approach to work as well as sound judgement are also important attributes. As the role supervises a team, some supervisory or management skills, as well as good team working skills and the ability to build strong rapport, are paramount.

    Salary £23,000 - £24,500 dependent upon experience. Benefits include a contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and on-site parking. 

    Closing date: 17 March 2017

     

    Tutor for Student Development (Study Skills, Personal & Career Development)

    Murray Edwards College, Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Tutor for Student Development in a part-time capacity to lead, maintain and develop its study skills, and its personal and career development programmes among its undergraduate and postgraduate student body.

    The person appointed will oversee and drive forward the College’s highly successful Gateway Programme as appropriate to the internal and external environments. This will involve coordination with academic collaborators, with other personal and career development professionals and with trainers best placed to run leadership and life skills programme components.  The person appointed will also take responsibility for developing and running new initiatives in these areas within the College. 

    The role involves a high degree of coordination with internal and external providers, with academic and professional institutions and with the student body; thus organisational skills, attention to detail and enthusiasm for encouraging students within higher education to develop and fulfil their potential is a must. The ability to collaborate effectively with internal stakeholders such as the Senior Tutor, Admissions Tutor and the President, as well as with Directors of Studies and Tutors within the College, will also be important.

    Candidates should be qualified to degree level, and have experience of the design, development and delivery of educational, career and personal development programmes, ideally among students and young people and/or women. An understanding of graduate recruitment is also key, as is familiarity with the higher education sector and an understanding of the demands and opportunities facing students.

    In addition to the required organisational, collaborative and PC skills, this is a role for someone able to use excellent communication skills to build strong networks, first and foremost with young people but also among College staff and Fellows.

    The role will report to the President of the College on for personal and career development matters, and to the Senior Tutor for matters concerning the educational programmes.

    The role is part-time, requiring 18.5 hours per week. This may be worked flexibly, but regular evening working (currently on Wednesdays during Full Term) is a requirement of the post. Occasional weekend work may also be necessary.

    The salary for the role is: £18,500 - £19,240 pro-rata salary for part-time hours (£37,500 - £39,000 FTE).

    Additional information regarding the Gateway Programme:

    Closing date for applications is Friday 10 March 2017. Applications for the post should be accompanied by full covering letter and should be emailed to hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk

     

    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.. 

     

    Kitchen Porter (Full-time)

    The College is seeking a 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.

    This is a full-time role, offering 37.5 working hours per week 

    Salary: between £16,088 and £16,288pa depending on experience. 

     

    Kitchen Porter (Part-time)

    The College is seeking a 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.

    This is a part-time role, requiring a minimum of 10 working hours per week 

    Salary is pro-rata of the FTE salary (£16,088 - £16,288pa depending on experience). 

     

    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.