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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.

    Finance Assistant 

    £25,000 per annum (Job Band 6)

    Full time 37.5 hours per week

    Murray Edwards College is seeking a Finance Assistant to join our small Finance team.  The role will involve taking ownership of purchase ledger accounting and processes, cash processing, nominal ledger including support to the management accounts process and some payroll support. The role requires a flexible approach as other tasks may be required in order to enable the team to function smoothly.

    The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail and high level of accuracy in their work, a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, and good communication and teamwork skills.  Previous experience in Purchase Ledger and an AAT intermediate level qualification 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 hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk.  

    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.

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    Head of Access and Student Recruitment

    £42,000-45,000 per annum (Job Band 3)

    Full time 37.5 hours per week

    Murray Edwards College is seeking to appoint a Head of Access and Student Recruitment.  The successful candidate will take a lead in the management and development of the College’s ambitious student recruitment and widening access and participation programmes. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape and implement the College’s strategies with a view to attracting the most academically outstanding female students to study with us - especially those from underrepresented, disadvantaged backgrounds. 

    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 hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk.  
    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.

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    Business Development Manager - Events

    £37,000 to £40,000 per annum (Job Band 4)

    Full time 37.5 hours per week

    Murray Edwards College is seeking a Business Development Manger to develop and implement a highly profitable and competitive conference and events strategy in support of the College’s aims.  You will drive new business through sound competitor analysis, effective marketing and relationship management, while maximising retention of existing clients.

    The Business Development Manager will manage the Events team and Events Office in a positive, dynamic way, assisting Clients, Fellows, Students and Staff with Enquiries, ensuring a professional approach at all times

    We are looking for a positive and passionate person, with demonstrable sales and events experience in the hospitality industry, excellent communication skills and experience of managing and motivating a team. 

    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 hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk 

    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.
     

     

    Communications Officer 

    £30,000-32,500 per annum (Job Band 5)

    Full time 37.5 hours per week

    Murray Edwards College is seeking a Communications Officer to plan and coordinate College communications, ensuring that a coherent message runs through all College communications, communicating the story and values of Murray Edwards College.  Working closely with the President and the Director of Access of Student Recruitment, you will create content for all communications platforms and publications, and oversee the website and social media channels. 

    You will have professional experience writing, editing and producing written communications for targeted audiences, experience with social media platforms and management suites, and of digital content management systems.  

    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 hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk.  

    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.

     

    Events Co-ordinator 

    £23,000 per annum (Job Band 7)

    Full time 37.5 hours per week

    Murray Edwards College is seeking an Events Co-ordinator to support the College’s internal Events team with booking and facilitating a successful suite of internal college events.

    This role handles the administration of and communication around internal college event bookings, ranging from formal occasions such as matriculation and graduation, to ad hoc student or staff events, and everything in between. The accurate set up and smooth running of these internal evens depends on this role, requiring an organised and efficient handling of telephone, e-mail and web-based bookings, accurate record keeping and effective liaison with other college departments and with students and Fellows.

    The postholder will need a good foundation in Maths and English, and in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and preferably NVQ level 2 in Customer service. Excellent and courteous communication skills are as key to this role as organisation skills and an attention to detail. 

    To apply for this role please email your cv to hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk

     

    Gardener - Part time 

    £19,708 pa pro-rated to £15,766 pa for 30 hours per week  (Job Band 7)

    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 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 

    To apply please send your CV to hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk

     

    Admissions Tutor x 2

    Salary: £15,000 per annum
    Hours: 0.35 FTE; approximately 13 hours a week though more during peak periods and fewer during quieter periods

    The College invites applications for two posts:

    Undergraduate Admissions Tutor for Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHSS)

    Undergraduate Admissions Tutor for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)

    We are seeking two Undergraduate Admissions Tutors who, in consultation with the Senior Tutor and Directors of Studies, will manage the detailed assessment and selection of applicants for the subjects in which the College admits undergraduates. The College admits undergraduate students for all subjects except Education and Philosophy, though the College will continue to review subject representation in the coming year.

    Applications, consisting of a CV and covering letter should be sent to the College Administrator, Sarah Greaves, by midday on Friday 10 June 2022.

     

    Director of Student Development 

    £40,000 to £45,000 per annum

    Full time 37.5 hours per week 

    The Director of Student Development is responsible for developing and delivering the College’s student development initiatives, including the Gateway Programme and activities for the Foundation Year Programme.  Working closely with the Senior Tutor, other key College officers and the Tutorial team, you will lead and support undergraduate and postgraduate students’ educational, personal and career development.  

    The College seeks to review and enhance our student development offerings as part of wider student development activity, with the aim of reshaping them to ensure that they are fit for purpose: that they remain relevant in the changing world of education and work, and that they deliver results.  This includes assisting the College in raising its profile with prospective students, schools, and other relevant organisations. 

    You will lead our student development initiatives, including the development and design of programmes and delivery of training sessions.  You will source appropriate internal and external collaborators from amongst your network to share skills and expertise to strengthen the programmes for our students.  A full job description for this role can be found at the link below. 

    To apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter to: HR@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk

     

    Casual Porter

    £10.15 per hour

    We are looking for a Porter to join Murray Edwards College, reporting to our Head Porter and working with our team at the Porters’ Lodge.  A casual position, this would be to cover holidays, key busy events and general staff shortages in the department.  Hours will be offered ad hoc as required. 

    This is a diverse ‘front-of-house’ role that will appeal to anyone who enjoys friendly interaction with a wide variety of people, whilst also helping to ensure the safety and welfare of College members.

    The full job description can be found below.  To apply, please send your CV by email to hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk.

     

    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 £9.50 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 hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk.

     

    Housekeeping Porter

    Full time (37.5 hours per week)

    Salary £19,305 (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 hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk.  

     

    Housekeeping Assistant - Part-time (20 and 30 hours per week), and casual 

    £9.90 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 or 30 hours a week, generally working one weekend per six weeks (20 hours) or four weeks (30 hours). 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 hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk.