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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.

    College Events Manager 

    £32,000 - £35,000 per annum (Job Band 5) 

    Full time 37.5 hours per week 

    Murray Edwards College is seeking a College Events Manager  

    The College Events Manager will be responsible for creating and developing an outstanding annual programme of internal Murray Edwards events, from art exhibition launches, high profile lectures and talks, alumnae events (onsite, in the UK and internationally), to College dinners, staff events, and donor events - each designed to give our invitees, guests and stakeholders authentic, memorable experiences and to draw our audiences and supporters closer to us.   

    The postholder will work closely with the Business Development Manager and the Events team who are responsible for the commercial hire of spaces and events organisation at Murray Edwards 

    This role involves delivering and growing the existing internal College Events strategy and programme to ensure opportunities for income and profile raising are maximised.  The post holder will also deliver the internal College Events onsite (and elsewhere as appropriate), creating a delivery team as required from the Development office, Events team, Catering team and other volunteers.  You will manage the internal College Events budget; ensuring that events are kept within budget and work collaboratively with internal colleagues and stakeholders to ensure wide understanding, engagement and participation in the internal events programme. 

    You will have demonstrable experience in Events Management, knowledge of best practice and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present information and creative concepts to a wide variety of audiences.  

    Experience in developing and leading an events programme to support income generation and relationship building is important as well as excellent organisational and project management skills, the ability to juggle a wide range of competing demands and deliver to deadlines.  

    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. 

    College Teaching Officer and Official Fellow in Economics 

    50% Full Time Equivalent; Fixed Term for 3 Years 

    Murray Edwards College seeks to appoint a College Teaching Officer in Economics. The post will be tenable from no later than 1 September 2023 for a fixed period of three years and will be 50% full time equivalent. Remuneration will be at Point 47 on the University of Cambridge’s salary scale (currently £20,466 pro rata).  The successful candidate will be elected to an Official Fellowship of the College. The post will be fully pensionable. 

    Applications are encouraged from candidates specialising in any field of economics, but the post-holder must be able to teach two or more undergraduate papers in microeconomics, macroeconomics or econometrics of the Economics Tripos.  The post-holder will deliver six hours of small-group teaching (‘supervisions’) for the twenty teaching weeks of the academic year.  They will also serve as Director of Studies, for which they will be separately remunerated. 

    Application letters including a curriculum vitae and statement outlining interest and plans for the position should reach the College Administrator (Ms Sarah Greaves – by noon on Friday 14 April 2023; candidates should also arrange for three confidential references to reach the College Administrator by the same date.  Informal enquiries can be made to the Senior Tutor (

    At interview, shortlisted candidates will be required to give a short presentation on an area of their research. 

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    Head of Philanthropy

    £45-50,000 per annum (Job Band 2)

    Murray Edwards College is dependent on the goodwill and generosity of a community of highly committed alumnae and friends. Working closely with the Director of Development, President and wider Fellowship, the Head of Philanthropy will manage major gift prospect activity with a view to raising significant sums to support the strategic objectives of the College.  

    To include a mix of research and planning, interfacing with the senior team and wider college community, the Head of Philanthropy will manage and develop a portfolio of significant relationships and undertake personal visits, both in person and online, to ask alumnae and others to philanthropically support the College. The Head of Philanthropy will be expected to develop strong and trusted relationships with the members of this group and be constantly expanding its size through developing fresh connections to new and potential donors. 

    Further information about the role and a candidate pack can be found at Prospectus (


    Individual Giving Officer

    £30,000 per annum (Job Band 5)

    Working within our Development team, the Individual Giving Officer reports into our Head of Philanthropy and is responsible for managing the programme of fundraising activity aimed at generating a broad range of individual and regular gifts at lower levels, and for creating a culture of supporting the College within the alumnae community and beyond.  The post-holder will also take responsibility for oversight of the College’s legacy programme, likely to be a source of enormously valuable giving over the course of the coming years and decades. 

    The successful candidate will have experience of the general Development functions within the education or charity sector, an understanding of stewardship and retention strategies, outstanding written and oral communication skills and a proactive, can-do attitude.  

    The full job description can be found via the link 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. 


    Archivist and Records Manager

    £28,000 - £32,000 per annum pro rata (Job Band 5) 

    Part time - 30 hours per week (over either four or five days per week)

    Murray Edwards College is seeking to appoint an Archivist and Records Manager to provide a high quality archive service and facilitate the College’s information and records management processes.  The post holder will undertake tasks which support the effective delivery of archive services to College members and visitors.  The post holder will provide guidance on retention schedules, information governance and policies to Heads of Departments and the Bursar.  The post holder will support the College Data Protection lead in meeting information compliance obligations. 

    Main duties include cataloguing pending and new archival and paper records accessions, making archive material available to researchers, College staff and fellows, responding to archive and record enquires, maintaining policies on records management including retention schedules, advising staff on electronic records management principals using Sharepoint, preparing exhibitions of archival material for College events as required.  

    Candidates must be graduates with a Post Graduate qualification in Archives and/or Records Management or Information and Library Management.  With experience in an archivist or records management role, he/she will have knowledge of the principles and practice of archiving and records management.  Excellent communication skills are essential, as is knowledge of key relevant legislation: copyright, GDPR and Freedom of Information, along with strong IT and organisational skills.  An interest in or knowledge of digital archiving would be advantageous. 

    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  The closing date for applications is Sunday, 16th April 2023.    


    Casual Waiting Staff – day time hours

    £9.90 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 £9.90 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


    Housekeeping Assistant - Part-time (30 hours per week)

    £10.90 per hour 

    Murray Edwards College is seeking part-time 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. 

    The part-time role will be working 30 hours a week, generally working one weekend per four weeks (30 hours). Start times are flexible between 7:30am and 9:30am. 

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