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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.

     

    Head of Alumnae Relations

    £45-50,000 per annum depending on skills and experience (Job Band 2/3)

    Full time 37.5 hours per week

    Murray Edwards College is seeking a Head of Alumnae Relations.

    The primary duty of this post is to be responsible for all aspects of alumni relations and events organisation from initial planning to delivery.  The post holder is responsible for the planning and execution of in-person and online events ranging from reunions and lectures, to special one-off occasions like an annual giving day, all of these happening in various locations (College, across the UK, overseas and online).

    The post-holder will also be responsible for devising and implementing the College’s strategy for fostering excellent alumnae relations, that will build and strengthen relationships between the College and its community of graduates, friends, students, and donors in order to maximise alumnae and donor interest in, and engagement with, the College.  The role will be based in College, with some requirement to work in the evenings and at weekends and occasionally travel to events (within the UK).

    You will be Educated to degree level or equivalent, with an understanding of fundraising and alumnae relations.  You will have outstanding communication, project management and budgetary planning skills as well as excellent IT and design skills.  We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills, including an articulate and confident manner to develop good relationships with, and motivate current and former students and volunteers to act as ambassadors on behalf of the College.

    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 Operations – Development 

    £45-50,000 per annum (Job Band 2/3)

    Full time 37.5 hours per week

    Murray Edwards College is seeking Head of Operations – Development 

    The Head of Operations will have overall responsibility for the smooth and successful functioning of the Development Office, leading on all aspects of fundraising operations and building on existing processes, including gift administration, data analysis, prospect research and management reporting. 

    The post-holder will also fully engage with the day-to-day co-ordination of operations and maintenance of relationships across the College communities and beyond and work with the Director of Development in delivering the College’s development strategy, including the planning of any future fundraising campaign.  Additionally, the post-holder will be responsible for line-managing the Gift Administration & Stewardship Officer.

    You will have experience in creating and delivering organisational and financial plans and have excellent interpersonal and team culture development skills. You will have good working knowledge of fundraising processes and financial reporting and good knowledge of charity governance and compliance, including GDPR. In addition to a proactive and organised approach to work, aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organisation and externally are also important skills for the role.

    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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    Assistant Librarian

    £25,000-£29,000 per annum (Job Band 6) 

    Full time 37.5 hours, however part time or job share applications would also be considered 

    Murray Edwards College is seeking to appoint an Assistant Librarian to support high quality inclusive library services to College members on a daily basis. The post holder is part of a small team providing hybrid library services to support the teaching, learning and wellbeing of students, staff and fellows. The post holder will deputise for the Librarian in her absence and have particular responsibility for reader services, cataloguing and classifying.  The role will also involve assisting with user inductions, the library wellbeing programme and communicating library news to readers via email, newsletter and social media.

    The successful candidate should have or be working towards a qualification in Library and Information Management or equivalent CILIP recognised programme and possess good IT and social media skills. They will have the ability to work within a team, as well as independently.  The ability to incorporate equality, diversity and inclusivity in carrying out the role is required.

    Applications as part of a job share will also be considered.

    Informal enquires about the post can be made to the Librarian, Kirstie Preest on kirstie.preest@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk.

    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. 

    Housekeeping Supervisor

    £22,243 per annum (Job Band 7)

    Full Time 37.5 hours per week working any 5 days out of 7

    Murray Edwards College is seeking to appoint a Housekeeping Supervisor for our busy Housekeeping team.  The role involves the daily supervision and motivation of Cleaners (to include checks/inspections of areas) to ensure work has been completed to a high standard and in line with the service level agreement.  The Housekeeping Supervisor will be involved in training new members of staff and planning staff rotas.

    This is a hands-on role handling the distribution of conference and house linen, the ordering and distribution of chemicals, assisting with the storage of student belonging and cleaning when required. 

    Applicants should have experience of working in a supervisory position, ideally within a similar role, alongside substantial cleaning and housekeeping experience. A cooperative and flexible attitude is essential, along with the ability to work as part of a busy team and demonstrate excellent communication skills. Good IT skills are highly desirable.

    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. 

    Executive Assistant to the Director of Development 

    £30-35,000 per annum (Job Band 5) 

    Full-time 37.5 hours per week 

    The role of the Executive Assistant is to manage and organise the Development Office, ensuring it operates efficiently and effectively, providing full administrative support and advice to the Director of Development.  The Director of Development has overall responsibility for delivering the College’s development strategy; raising transformational gifts, cultivating and stewarding new and existing major donors and supporters, and developing and implementing a coherent and impactful advancement plan with the aim of maximising philanthropic income in order to support strategic projects.  This is an important post, affording the postholder a mix of autonomy and collaborative working as well as supporting a crucial function at the College. 

    The successful candidate will be a reliable, organised and skilled administrator, able to assimilate information quickly.  You will use your initiative to drive tasks and projects forward, you will be adaptable with the ability to keep calm under pressure, and you will be able to confidently interact and communicate with varied stakeholders. 

    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. 

     

    Head of Catering

    £40,000 per annum (Job Band 4)

    Full time 37.5 hours per week

    Murray Edwards College is seeking a Head of Catering to lead, direct and manage all aspects of the services provided by the Catering Department.  

    This role will have responsibility for resourcing, supervising and motivating the Kitchen and Front of House teams and will be responsible for the smooth operation of all College and Commercial Events.  The Head of Catering will be the main contact point for the delivery of all Catering and Hospitality promotional, sales and marketing events organised by the College Events department, including weddings. 

    In addition the post holder will contribute to financial planning within the department, ensure that all health and safety standards are adhered to, and will help to oversee the smooth running of the Art Café including being responsible for all aspects of the wine list including selection, ordering and pricing. 

    You will have a level 3 qualification in Food Hygiene, be a personal licence holder and have acquired solid experience in a similar role.  You will have excellent knowledge of food and beverages, particularly wine, with excellent customer service and communication skills. You will be friendly, confident, flexible and able to manage your own and others workloads with minimal supervision

    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.

    Digital Communications Officer

    £30,000 – £32,500 per annum depending on experience (Job Band 5)

    Full time 37.5 hours per week

    Murray Edwards College is seeking an Access and Student Recruitment Digital Communications Officer.

    The purpose of the role is to develop, implement and manage delivery of an integrated digital communications plan including web, digital and social media, to engage key audiences to support the College’s Access and Student Recruitment initiatives, as well as raise the profile of the College with key target audiences.

    Main responsibilities include developing and leading on delivery of the Access and Student Recruitment digital communications strategy and management of College social media accounts across multiple platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube. In addition, the post holder will ensure that website content is kept relevant and up to date for Access and Student Recruitment audiences and take ownership of photography and videography to a level of quality suitable for social media, web, internal or reporting distribution. 

    You will have a strong track record of planning and managing content development across digital channels and be experienced in developing key themes and campaigns across social media channels. You will have knowledge of, and be confident in using web and social media analytics tools with high level MS Office and cloud working skills. You will demonstrate an excellent command of both written and spoken English, be highly organised, motivated and possess creativity and energy. Experience of working in a higher education setting would be an advantage.  

    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.
     

     

    Catering Assistant

    £19305 per annum (Job Band 8)

    Full time 37.5 hours per week

    Murray Edwards College is seeking an enthusiastic Catering Assistant to assist the Front of House Services Manager and FOH Supervisors in the smooth running of the Catering events for Fellows, students, external customers. 

    We are looking for someone with a passion for customer service, to join our team. You will help customers make the right selections, whilst keeping all front of house areas clean, attractive and presentable. You will demontrate excellent customer service skills, a real passion for good food and plenty of enthusiasm for building a successful catering career.

    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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    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 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.