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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 employed by the College, are offered a range of benefits which include:

    • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays
    • contributory pension scheme
    • death in service benefit
    • discretionary annual bonus scheme
    • subsidised gym facilities
    • cycle scheme
    • 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 subsequent General Data Protection Regulation. Please click to view a copy of the College's Privacy Statement for Job Applicants.



    Unless otherwise specified in the advert, 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, unless otherwise stated.  An Application form can be downloaded here.

    Current vacancies


    Carpenter & Joiner

    The College’s Maintenance and Estates department is seeking a Carpenter / Joiner to join its dedicated team.

    A skilled craftsperson, this role is an integral part of the Maintenance team and will be expected to carry out all the carpentry and joinery tasks within the college buildings portfolio, as well as liaising with appropriate external contractors. 

    A comprehensive knowledge of and compliance with health and safety legislation will be also be integral to the post.  

    Aside from carpentry-specific tasks, the post-holder will undertake general maintenance tasks as part of the Maintenance team including planned preventative maintenance. 

    This is a full-time role, with additional on-call duties shared among the team. The role is paid at the rate of £26,000-28,000pa FTE. 

    To apply, please send a completed Application form and Media monitoring form to HR at Closing date CoB on Tuesday 6 October 2020. Interviews to be conducted shortly thereafter.




    Murray Edwards College is looking for Gardener to join its hard-working and dedicated team of Gardeners. 

    The College is well-known for its colourful, vibrant and innovative gardens, which are an important aspect of life in the College.

    We are now seeking a candidate with enthusiasm and experience, who is self-motivated, loves plants, and is capable of dealing with physically demanding and repetitive tasks, whilst working to a high standard. 

    This is a part-time role, offering 30 hours per week over 4 days. 

    Salary for the role is £19,708pa FTE, pro-rated to £15,766pa for 30 hours per week.  

    Completed applications should be emailed to by CoB on Tuesday 6 October.