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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.

    Garden Assistant

    £19,305 per annum pro rata (Job Band 8)

    15 hours per week for a period of 6 months

    Murray Edwards College is looking for Garden Assistant on a fixed term basis to join its hard-working and dedicated team of Gardeners to assist with general duties such as weeding, tidying, sweeping and watering a wide variety of plants and vegetables. 

    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, 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 fixed term role for 6 months, offering 15 hours per week over 2 or 3 days including a Monday and Friday

    To apply for this role please email your cv to


    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:


    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


    Head of Wellbeing 

    £40,000 to £43,000 per annum (Job Band 3)

    Full time 37.5 hours per week 

    Murray Edwards College is seeking a Head of Wellbeing to develop and implement an enhanced programme of wellbeing activities and structured support for the mental health of both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

    On a day-to-day basis, the Head of Wellbeing will also assess, triage and refer individual students in need of support, whether from College, University or NHS services. The Head of Wellbeing will belong to the College’s core multidisciplinary welfare team, which will include the deputy Senior Tutor, Senior Tutor, College Nurse and College Counsellor, and they will work closely with the College’s existing welfare tutors.

    The Head of Wellbeing will establish an effective architecture of support for student wellbeing in the College, and act as a key liaison with services across the collegiate University and beyond.  Most importantly, the successful candidate will need to strike a balance between strategic overview of wellbeing and welfare, and providing a swift response to urgent individual issues which arise through the year.  

    Further details on the requirements for the role and a full job description can be found below.  To apply for this role, please send your cv by email to


    Head Gardener

    £33,000 per annum (Job Band 5)

    The gardens at Murray Edwards are an award-winning, distinctive and active part of College life. Unlike many other Colleges, the gardens at Murray Edwards are designed with holistic living in mind, where our students, Fellows, Staff and visitors can walk on, relax in and enjoy the gardens freely. The College intends to build on this distinctiveness by ensuring the gardens contribute even more fully to the well-being of those who are part of our community, by promoting the gardens to the wider world and by ensuring the gardens play a key role in the College’s sustainability strategy.

    Key responsibilities of the role are: 

    • Maintain and develop the College’s distinctive gardens
    • Manage, support and develop the Gardens team
    • Communicate the value of the College’s Gardens internally and externally
    • Work cohesively and collaboratively with all College departments
    • Manage the Garden’s budget effectively, ensuring value for money at all times

    This is a full time position working 37.5 hours per week although reduced hours working over 4 days per week may also be considered.

    To apply for this role, please send your cv by email to


    Front of House Supervisor - Catering

    Full Time (37.5 hours per week) 

    £22,232.56 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.  

    To apply for this role, please send your cv by email to


    Deputy Bursar

    The new role of Deputy Bursar is one of the most senior management roles in the College. Reporting to the Bursar, the Deputy Bursar is responsible for the management of the domestic affairs and crucial areas of operation of the College, ensuring the professional delivery and highest quality of services in support of the College’s academic mission.
    There are currently five major operational departments under the Deputy Bursar: 

    •    Catering (including Food Services and Kitchen) 
    •    Conferencing and Events 
    •    Estates (including Maintenance and Gardens) 
    •    Accommodation (including Housekeeping) 
    •    Portering and security 

    The Deputy Bursar serves as the strategic and operational lead, overseeing and agreeing future strategy and budgets for these departments, and is responsible for managing, developing, motivating and monitoring the performance of the Heads of each department. 

    He/she is responsible for all the College’s residential accommodation as well as catering, ranging from regular student meals through to special events and dinners. The College runs an ambitious programme of events, which requires coordinated support from many departments, under the direction of the Deputy Bursar. The College also offers meeting, dining and conferencing facilities to the public and is keen to restore, expand and improve the income and profitability of its catering and conference business and offerings. This will be a crucial indicator of success in the role.
    He/she is expected to use his/her position to influence and gain the confidence of Officers, Fellows, staff and students in the interactions he/she has within the College. The Deputy Bursar must show sympathy with the educational focus of the College, while looking to control costs and to develop and exploit commercial opportunities to the full.  Strong financial and budgetary management across all areas of responsibility is also a key requirement.
    The new post of Deputy Bursar will play an exciting part in the development and life of the College at a crucial time, with the arrival of Dorothy Byrne as new President and renewed focus. The College has exciting plans for growth and this role will play a crucial part in achieving the College’s current and future ambitions.

    You can find further details about the role and the skills and knowledge required via the job description link below.  

    Please send a CV and cover letter detailing your experience and the reason for your interest in this position 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 – day time hours

    £9.50 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


    Housekeeping Porter

    Full time (37.5 hours per week)

    Salary £18,525 (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  


    Housekeeping Assistant - Part-time (20 and 30 hours per week), and casual from June 2022

    £9.50 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