Job Vacancies

Development Officer (Regular Giving)

Salary up to £27,000 (subject to experience)

Founded in 1347, Pembroke College, Cambridge has an excellent academic and research record. The College is a lively and friendly community, catering for approximately 70 academic staff and 650 undergraduate and graduate students.  In recent years, the College has established an ambitious programme of fundraising enterprises.

The Development Office was established in 1994 and has grown to a team of 10 colleagues handling all aspects of alumni relations, individual and corporate fundraising, donor stewardship, communications and gift administration.  It is in regular contact with 8,500 alumni, and supports alumni activities around the world.  It has a very successful fundraising programme which since 1994 has raised over £100 million from individual and corporate donors; it now provides circa 25% of the College’s annual operating income. The College has ambitious new fundraising goals and the Development team is currently planning for a major capital campaign.

Pembroke College is seeking to appoint a highly effective Development Officer (Regular Giving) to join its busy and established office. Key responsibilities include strategically increasing philanthropic income to the College by growing the number of donors who give regularly, securing legacy pledges, managing the Pembroke Leavers’ Group and other initiatives. The post holder will also be expected to conduct a certain amount of prospect research.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, proven organisational abilities, the ability to multitask and enthusiasm for working both collaboratively and independently.  Although face-to-face fundraising experience will be an advantage, candidates without professional fundraising experience will also be considered. This post is an outstanding opportunity for a development professional to play a significant role in a College with an enthusiastic and dynamic development office.

A full job description can be found here.

If you would like an informal conversation about the post, please call Nami Morris on 01223 338139.

To apply: Please complete the application form and Equal Opportunities form. Completed application forms together with a covering letter and current CV can be e-mailed to or alternatively post to The HR Office, Pembroke College, Cambridge, CB2 1RF

Closing date for applications:   Noon on Friday 26 August, 2016 (to include the application form, a CV and covering letter)

Interviews to be held:     Wednesday 7 September 2016

College Recorder

An exciting opportunity for people interested in journalism, communications and/or archiving

Pembroke College wishes to appoint someone with creative flair to the position of College Recorder. The successful candidate, who is likely to have knowledge of a Cambridge College, and be in sympathy with Pembroke’s values and culture, will be expected to contribute news stories to the College’s website, post on the College’s social media, establish a multi-media record and write a blog of the everyday concerns and rhythms of the College community over the course of a full year. The Recorder will report to the Senior Tutor and the Development Director, and liaise with other producers of print and online content to ensure a lively, efficient and complementary output of stories and images relating to College life, produced in accordance with College guidelines. College exhibitions, displays and events are likely to provide material, and the Recorder will work closely with the College Librarian and Honorary Archivist.  Appropriate computing resources and other digital technology will be provided, as will one meal per day. The post, which will require some flexible working, will be full time and will be offered as an initial one-year contract, renewable to up to two years from the start date.

Salary Range: £21,605 to £25,768

A full job description can be found  here

To apply: Please complete the application form  and Equal Opportunities form. The completed application form together with a covering letter, a current CV and samples of your recent writing and creative work can be e-mailed to or alternatively post to The HR Office, Pembroke College, Cambridge, CB2 1RF

Applicants must complete a college application form.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Wednesday 31 August 2016 (to include the application form, covering letter, CV and examples of recent your recent writing and creative work)

Interviews to be held on: Friday 9 September 2016

Admissions Assistant (Fixed term)
required in the Admissions Office
Monday 10th October to Thursday 22nd December 2016

Hours of work: 9.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday, with some flexibility to stay up to 5.30pm during the admissions interview “fortnight” (5th to 15th December) if required, and on Saturday 17th December.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Photocopying
  • collating and filing applicant information
  • collating information for interviewers’ packs
  • data-inputting interview/written test results
  • use of internet to find school/exam information


Skills required: Accuracy and attention to detail essential. Experience with Word, Excel and use of the Internet essential, as is some knowledge/experience of databases and internet searches

Free lunch is provided when on duty

Rate of pay: £10 per hour

A full job description can be found here

To apply: Please complete the application form and Equal Opportunities Form. Completed application forms together with the CV and covering letter can be e-mailed to or alternatively post it to The HR Office, Pembroke College, Trumpington Street, CB2 1RF. If you would like an application form sent by post please contact the HR Office on 01223 766410.
Applicants must complete a college application form

Closing date for receipt of applications: 10am on Thursday 15 September 2016

Interviews to be held on date: Friday 23 September 2016



Pembroke College is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity

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