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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
    • life assurance 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.


    Executive Assistant to the Bursar

    Full time (37.5 hours per week)

    Salary range £30-35k dependent on experience 

    We are currently seeking an Executive Assistant to work in the Bursar’s office, managing the day-to-day operations of this busy College office. 

    The main responsibilities of the role include proactive management of the Bursar’s schedule and correspondence, acting as first point of contact for the Bursar’s office, preparation of meeting agendas and papers, and minute-taking at various committee meetings as well as various other administrative taks to ensure the smooth-running of the Bursar’s office.  The role also covers for the PA to the President and the College Administrator on occasions.

    You will work largely independently and will require a high degree of initiative to manage the varied operational requirements of a COO function with the skills of an efficient EA.  

    Able to demonstrate competence in a similar role (i.e. supporting a senior executive), you will have resourcefulness, sound judgment and diplomacy, giving you the ability to remain calm under pressure, and work well within tight deadlines.  You will be a clear communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively.  

    You can find further details about the role and the skills and knowledge required via the job description link below.  

    Please send your CV and covering letter by e-mail to
    Please note this is being run as a rolling recruitment process. We will be assessing applications, shortlisting and offering interviews as the applications are received. The job will close once a candidate has been appointed.


    Housekeeping Porter

    Full time (37.5 hours per week)

    Salary £18,525 (Band 8) 

    Murray Edwards College is seeking a House Porter to join its Housekeeping team. The House Porter role is responsible for cleaning the main College areas and for setting up meeting rooms for internal College meetings, exams or other gatherings, and for external conferences and events. This also includes setting up and providing customer support for AV equipment.

    Murray Edwards is a friendly, modern College and offers a pleasant working environment for its staff, as well as an environment of ‘Home from Home’ for its students. 

    This is a full-time role, worked on a shift pattern between 7am and 9pm, on any 5 out of 7 days.

    The full job description can be found below.  To apply, please send your CV and a brief cover letter by email to  


    Chef de Partie

    Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

    Salary: £22,230.53 per annum (Band 7)

    We are advertising for a motivated and enthusiastic Chef de Partie to join our Catering team.

    If you are highly organised, flexible and in possession of excellent culinary skills built on a solid foundation of kitchen experience, then we’d like to hear from you. 

    Relevant experience in a busy commercial catering operation is essential in addition to a relevant qualification to NVQ level 3 and a certificate at level 2 (Basic) or above in food hygiene. 

    You’ll be reporting to the Sous Chef under the overall authority of the Head Chef, to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner for students and Fellows, as well as collegiate conferences, function business and weddings.

    The role is permanent (subject to a probationary period) and full-time, working 37.5 hours per week, with a 30 minute break each day, allocated according to a two week shift rota. The role includes weekend working every other week, aiming to offer work-life balance. 

    The full job description can be found below.  To apply, please send your CV and a brief cover letter by email to  



    Housekeeping Assistant - Part-time (20 hours per week) and casual 

    £9.50 per hour 

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

    The Cleaner role involves cleaning designated areas including student staircases, student houses and other College accommodation during College term-time. During College vacations, it involves supplying a cleaning service when conference guests are in residence including servicing rooms daily, and making and changing beds.

    We are looking for candidates with a friendly and helpful approach, who take pride in their work, and carry it out to a high standard. Previous cleaning experience is desirable for this role. PPE is provided as are all cleaning materials and equipment. Guidance will be given on working in a COVID-secure manner.  

    The part-time role will be working 20 hours a week, generally working one weekend per six weeks. Start times are flexible between 7:30am and 9:30am.  The casual role will be working flexible hours throughout the week. 

    To apply, please send your CV and a brief cover letter by email to   


    Casual Waiting Staff


    £9.50 per hour


    Murray Edwards College Catering department is looking for several keen individuals to join our team of casual waiting staff; the position is also open to current postgraduates.


    When you join us, your role will involve supporting in the delivery of food and beverage services across the College offerings.


    The College offers flexible hours of work, with an assortment of shifts available over the week, a free meal is also provided on shift. No experience is necessary as full training will be provided.

    The salary for Casual Waiting Staff is £9.50 per hour. 

    To apply, please send your CV and a brief cover letter by email to




    Non-Stipendiary Early Career Research Fellowship in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

    Applications are invited for a non-stipendiary Early Career Research Fellowship across all Arts, Humanities and Social Science subjects, which will normally be tenable for three years from 1 February 2022.  

    Applications are welcome from individuals who has already secured funding from any source to work on a postdoctoral project at Cambridge University, or who are currently under consideration for such funding and expect to hear the outcome shortly.

    Application letters including a curriculum vitae and statement of research should reach the College Administrator at Murray Edwards (Ms Sarah Greaves – by noon on Thursday 2 December 2021; candidates should also arrange for two confidential references to reach the College Administrator by the same date.  Informal enquiries can be made to the Senior Tutor of Murray Edwards (Dr Michele Gemelos –
    Interviews will take place during the week of 17 January 2022.