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    Conferencing staff at a formal event in the Dome

    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.

    House 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 women 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.  

    Chef de Partie

    Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

    Salary: £22,230.53 per annum (Band 7)

    We are advertising for a motivated and enthusiastic Chef de Partie to join our Catering team.
    If you are highly organised, flexible and in possession of excellent culinary skills built on a solid foundation of kitchen experience, then we’d like to hear from you. 

    Relevant experience in a busy commercial catering operation is essential in addition to a relevant qualification to NVQ level 3 and a certificate at level 2 (Basic) or above in food hygiene. 

    You’ll be reporting to the Sous Chef under the overall authority of the Head Chef, to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner for Students and Fellows, as well as collegiate conferences, function business and weddings.

    The role is permanent (subject to a probationary period) and full-time, working 37.5 hours per week, with a 30 minute break each day, allocated according to a two week shift rota. The role includes weekend working every other week, aiming to offer work-life balance. 

    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.  

     

    Flexi Porter

    Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

    £21,169.86pa (Band 7) increasing to £23,226.25pa on satisfactory completion of two years’ service and training

    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.  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.

    This is a full time position working an average of 37.5 hours per week on a rota basis including evenings, nights, and weekends.  This role has a flexible shift pattern in order to cover staff absence and holidays as needed by the department.  

    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.  

     

    Casual Porter

    £10.15 per hour

    We are looking for a Casual Porter to join our Porters' Lodge team at Murray Edwards College to provide occasional cover for periods of holiday or sickness.  Hours will be offered on an ad hoc basis 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 and a brief cover letter by email to hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk.  

     

    Housekeeping Assistant - Part-time and Casual

    £9.50 per hour 

    Murray Edwards College is seeking a 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 hours a week, generally working one weekend per month, and 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.   

     

    Casual Waiting Staff

     

    £9.50 per hour

     

    Murray Edwards College Catering department is looking for several keen individuals to join our team of casual waiting staff; the position is also open to current postgraduates.

     

    When you join us, your role will involve supporting in the delivery of food and beverage services across the College offerings.

     

    The College offers flexible hours of work, with an assortment of shifts available over the week, a free meal is also provided on shift. No experience is necessary as full training will be provided.
     

    The salary for Casual Waiting Staff is £9.50 per hour. 

    To apply, please send your CV and a brief cover letter by email to hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk

     

     

    Front of House Supervisor - Catering

    Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

     

    £22,232pa (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 please send a CV and brief covering letter by email to hr@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk

     

     

     

    Non-Stipendiary Early Career Research Fellowship in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

    Applications are invited for a non-stipendiary Early Career Research Fellowship across all Arts, Humanities and Social Science subjects, which will normally be tenable for three years from 1 February 2022.  

    Applications are welcome from individuals who has already secured funding from any source to work on a postdoctoral project at Cambridge University, or who are currently under consideration for such funding and expect to hear the outcome shortly.

    Application letters including a curriculum vitae and statement of research should reach the College Administrator at Murray Edwards (Ms Sarah Greaves – sarah.greaves@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk) by noon on Thursday 2 December 2021; candidates should also arrange for two confidential references to reach the College Administrator by the same date.  Informal enquiries can be made to the Senior Tutor of Murray Edwards (Dr Michele Gemelos – senior.tutor@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk).
    Interviews will take place during the week of 17 January 2022.

     

    Student Curatorial Assistant

    Student Art Pass has partnered with the New Hall Art Collection to provide a new paid opportunity to join the talented team developing and delivering a public programme of events supporting the forthcoming exhibition, What Lies Beneath: Women, Politics, Textiles.

    The role is a four-month opportunity between January and April 2022 (6 hours per week). 

    The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Tuesday 14 December 2021.

    For more details and to apply, please visit the Student Art Pass website.

    This opportunity has been made available with Art Fund support. Find out more about the Art Fund on their website.