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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
    • death in service 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.


    Front of House Supervisor - Catering


    Full Time (37.5 hours per week)


    £21,500pa depending on experience (Job Band 7)


    Murray Edwards College is seeking an experienced Front of House Supervisor to plan and oversee the smooth and effective running of all of Front of House Catering activities.


    Working with the Front of House Manager, you will lead the team to ensure the smooth delivery of meetings, events, conferences and formal dinners.  Your responsibilities will include the supervision of the daily operations of your team, induction and operational standards training, cash handling, monitoring stock levels, liaising with other departments to ensure effective communication, and administrative duties such as rotas and timesheets.    


    The successful candidate will have supervisory experience in a similar environment, including running meetings, conferences and events, and will have excellent people management skills.  


    This is a full time position working 37.5 hours per week on a rota basis including evenings and weekends.  


    Please send the completed Application form and Media & Equal Opportunities form by email to


    Closing date for applications: Sunday 15 August 2021. 



    Head of Tutorial Office

    Full time (37.5 hours per week)

    £38,700 to £44,205 dependent on skills, qualifications and experience. 

    Murray Edwards College is committed to academic excellence across the disciplines for women from all backgrounds.  As well as providing a world class education as part of Cambridge University, the College seeks to support women’s aspirations and development, for example through our Gateway Programme.

    The post holder will play a leading strategic role in the work of the recently restructured Tutorial Office, working closely with the Tutorial Operations Manager and the Tutorial Administrator. The Head of Tutorial Office reports to and works closely with the Senior Tutor in all aspects of academic, welfare and other student-related provision of the College.
    The post holder will also play a vital role in managing and overseeing the work of the Tutorial Office, ensuring it provides first-class administrative support to the College, and to the Senior Tutor and Deputy Senior Tutor in their tutorial duties.
    The post holder will interact with a wide range of College staff and Fellows to support the arrival, integration, academic progression, assessment and wellbeing of our students. They will also be required to contribute as appropriate to strategic conversations across the Collegiate University via key intercollegiate committees.
    The successful applicant will have strong management, organisational and communication skills, and be able to demonstrate sensitivity, confidentiality and pragmatism in dealing with a wide range of people from varying backgrounds. Recent experience of working in similar or related environments in a managerial or leadership role would be beneficial.
    This is a full time, permanent position, 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday.

    Informal enquiries regarding the role can be made to the current Senior Tutor, Dr Michele Gemelos –

    Please send a completed Application form and a completed media and equal opportunities form by e-mail to  

    Closing date for applications:  Tuesday 31 August 2021. 


    Part Time Cleaner

    20 hours per week

    £9.50 per hour

    Murray Edwards College is seeking a permanent, part-time Cleaner 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 suppling a cleaning service when conference guests are in residence including servicing rooms daily, 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 role will be working 20 hours a week working 5 days over 7 on a rota basis, paid at the rate of £9.50 per hour.

    Please send a completed Application form and a completed media and equal opportunities form by e-mail to

    Closing date for applications: Sunday 15 August 2021.


    Part-time (50%) College Lectureship and Fellowship in Physics

    Murray Edwards College invites applications for a College Lectureship in Physics from 1 October 2021.  The post is for two years in the first instance, with the possibility of becoming a tenured post from 1 October 2023 if sufficient funding is available.  The person appointed will be elected to an Official Fellowship for the period.  The appointment will be made, pro rata, at spine point 47-49 (currently £19,576 to £20,763) depending on experience.

    We welcome applications from applicants who will have completed a Ph.D. in Physics and demonstrate potential to carry out and publish research of the highest calibre. We particularly welcome applications from those at an early stage in their career. Given the nature of the post, the successful candidate will also have experience of teaching at undergraduate level at Cambridge or at another University; and/or have an interest in developing high-quality teaching. Experience of supervision in the Natural Sciences Tripos would be a distinct advantage.  Successful candidates must provide satisfactory evidence of eligibility to work in the UK.  

    The person appointed will be elected to an Official Fellowship at Murray Edwards College, co-terminous with the qualifying office of College Lecturer.  

    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 20 August 2021; 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, Dr Michele Gemelos.

    Further Particulars


    Finance Assistant

    Full Time (37.5 hours per week) 

    £22,000 to £25,000 depending on experience (Job Band 6) 

    Murray Edwards College is seeking to appoint a Finance Assistant to work within the small Finance department. 

    Key responsibilities will include cash processing, purchase ledger and nominal ledger, in addition to providing general support to the team.
    Applicants should have excellent IT skills, practical experience within a Finance role (ideally purchase ledger) and an ability to work with minimum supervision, using their own initiative.

    The salary for the role is between £22,000 and £25,000pa depending on the match of skills to the role. 

    Completed applications should be emailed to the HR Manager at 

    Closing Date: 1 Aug 2021

    Candiates will be invited to interview by 3 August 2021.  Interviews are planned to be held on 4 to 6 August 2021.