Cambridge Muslim College invites applications for the post of Principal to be based at the College’s facility in Cambridge, United Kingdom, for one academic year with immediate effect.

The College seeks an outstanding leader who has a record of academic achievement and successful organisational management and development. The Principal’s role is to:

  • Oversee the programmes at the College including the Diploma and monitoring the work of the Research Fellows.
  • Lead fundraising efforts to strengthen the College’s Endowment Fund.
  • Proactively seek funding for projects in pursuit of the College’s objectives.
  • Establish and further good relations with the College’s institutional partners
  • Provide inspirational leadership to the College’s staff and students

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the aims and ethos of the College. The successful applicant will be remunerated at a rate of £56,467 per annum. The College has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Applicants should submit a covering letter, a personal statement, curriculum vitae and two sealed letters of recommendation (including one from the most recent employer). The personal statement should describe the ambitions of the applicant for the College and provide a summary of his or her research interests.

Applications should be submitted by post to:

Cambridge Muslim College, 14 St Paul’s Road, Cambridge, CB1 2EZ  United Kingdom

All enquiries should be made by email to Abdal Hakim Murad at



Development Manager

Cambridge Muslim College seeks to appoint a Development Manager to lead and manage fundraising operations at the College.

The College was established in 2009 in order to develop Muslim faith leadership. Its mission is to provide world-class education, training and research based on a dialogue between the Islamic intellectual tradition and the ideas and circumstances of the modern world.

Key responsibilities include developing and implementing the fundraising strategy, identifying new major donors and foundations to increase the number of gifts to the College, managing a donor stewardship system and overseeing a regular giving programme

The College has major development plans encompassing initiatives to introduce new academic programmes and to extend the reach of successful existing programmes, to increase the number of scholarships to students and grants for researchers, and to develop the College campus.

The successful applicant will:

  • have a degree, or equivalent professional qualification
  • have at least 3 years working experience of fundraising in the charitable sector, preferably within the education/academic sector
  • have a track record in securing five-six figure donations
  • be an excellent communicator and ensure high standards of relationship management and donor care
  • have fundraising event management skills and experience
  • be a capable user of fundraising database software
  • have a strong work ethic, and a flexible, cooperative and collaborative attitude and approach

The successful applicant will be expected to begin as early as possible in the last quarter of 2017.

The post is for 37.5 hours per week.

Starting salary: £33,943 to £38,183 per annum (depending on experience)
28 working days annual leave plus public holidays
Enrolment in the College’s Pension Scheme
Continuous professional development

For further particulars and the job description, please contact Graham McCulloch, Director Operations, by email to

Applicants should submit a Personal Statement of not more than 400 words highlighting their suitability for the position and a Curriculum Vitae by 30 September 2017.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview in early October.

Cambridge Muslim College is an equal opportunities employer. Candidates will need to be UK passport holders or have the legal right to work in the UK. The successful candidate will also need to live in or be able to commute easily to Cambridge. Occasional travel outside Cambridge and overseas, and some out of hours work for events, will be required.