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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.


    Postdoctoral Bye Fellowships

    Murray Edwards College seeks to appoint to Bye Fellowships up to ten post-doctoral researchers to start from 1 October 2024.  Research can be in any field, but the College would specifically welcome applications from candidates from ethnic backgrounds currently under-represented in the College Fellowship. 

    The College will appoint no more than five researchers in the Sciences discipline and five in the Arts/Humanities discipline.   

    Applicants should already hold a post in a Department, Faculty or affiliated institution of the University of Cambridge.   

    Bye Fellows will be expected to play a part in the academic life of the College, for example, by supervising, participating in subject societies and/or attending termly graduate seminars.   They are members of the Senior Common Room, and are entitled to two meals a week in College.  They also have access to shared teaching space.  They are paid at an enhanced rate (120%) for supervising members of the College.   

    Appointments are made for one-year in the first instance, but may be renewed on an annual basis for up to three years.  Bye Fellows are asked to write an annual report on their research ahead of the renewal of their Fellowship. 

    An application, comprising curriculum vitae, covering letter, and the names of two referees, should reach the College Administrator, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, CB3 0DF (email: by noon on Friday 12 April 2024.  References will only be sought for short-listed applicants.   


    Head of Philanthropy 

    £45,000-50,000 per annum (Job Band 2) 

    Full time, 37.5 hours per week 

    Murray Edwards College at the University of Cambridge is an outstanding, friendly community, with a pioneering history of promoting women’s leadership and achievement. Founded in 1954 as New Hall, the College has carved out a distinctive reputation for attracting women from a broad spread of backgrounds and, in this 70th year since its foundation, the College is actively redefining the extraordinary value and purpose of a college for women. 

    Comprising 67 Fellows, around 550 undergraduate and postgraduate students, and a dedicated team of 120 professional services staff, Murray Edwards is a College for women with ambition, committed to furthering academic excellence and gender equality. We are an open and inclusive community where we champion women’s status in society and the workplace as well as sharing women’s views on major societal issues. The pursuit of intellectual excellence is coupled with a broad range of activities that develop the whole individual. We are also proud to be the home of the Women’s Art Collection, the largest collection of art by women in Europe. 

    We now seek to appoint a new Head of Philanthropy as a key member of the Development Team. Working closely with the Director of Development, President and wider Fellowship, the Head of Philanthropy will manage major gift prospect activity and raise funds to support the strategic objectives of the College. The Head of Philanthropy will manage and develop a portfolio of relationships and undertake prospect and donor visits, to ask alumnae and others for philanthropic support the College. Reporting directly to the Director of Development, the Head of Philanthropy will be responsible for managing the Philanthropy Officer. 

    It is an exciting time to join Murray Edwards: now in our 70th year we need to push frontiers in all aspects of our work. We’ll invest in attracting students from all backgrounds, seeking out those who might not traditionally consider a Cambridge education. We’ll transform support for students, notably for post-graduate study – which is now mandatory for success across many professions. We’ll invest in this extraordinary site, enhancing buildings and facilities that have started to show their age. And we’ll support our brilliant Fellowship and academic community by endowing core posts and investing in the pastoral and academic support we provide. The Head of Philanthropy will make a major contribution to this vision by securing long-term philanthropic support. 

    Further details on the requirements for the role and a full job description can be found below. To apply for this role please email your CV and cover letter to by 11.59pm on Tuesday 30th April 2024. 

    First stage panel interviews are planned for week commencing 6th May 2024 and second stage panel interviews week commencing 13th May 2024. Both stages will ideally be held in-person at Murray Edwards College. 


    Senior Tutor

    Circa £80,000. Job Band 1.

    The recruitment for this role is being coordinated by Perrett Laver.

    To view the candidate pack and apply for this role, please follow the link: Perrett Laver: Senior Tutor



    £34,000 per annum (Job Band 6) 

    Full time 37.5 hours per week 

    Murray Edwards College is seeking an electrician to form a crucial part of our maintenance team.  

    Our electrician is responsible for the maintenance of our electrical, security, fire, heating and mechanical wired systems. This will include the inspection and testing of the systems and planning of any required maintenance. The role requires proactive and reactive work across a wide range of challenges throughout the College and its buildings. 

    You will be a fully qualified electrician with at least City & Guilds, 17th Edition and be willing to work towards your 18th Edition. You also will have British Standard 7671, Test Inspection 2391 or earlier and PAT Certificate 2377. 

    Further details on the requirements for the role and a full job description can be found below. To apply for this role please email your CV and cover letter 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. 


    Casual Waiting Staff 

    £12 per hour 

    Murray Edwards College is looking for Casual Waiting Staff to start work in the College Catering Department. The role will involve carrying out a variety of tasks to assist in the delivery of catering services in all the College rooms as required and maintaining a high level of food service. This is a 0 hour contract, with flexible hours of work during the day. A variety of shifts are available throughout the week, and a free meal per shift is included. The salary for Casual Waiting Staff is £10.90 per hour.  No experience is required, as full training will be provided.

    Please send a CV and cover letter detailing your experience and the reason for your interest in this position to