About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and well-organised individual to join our friendly Finance team and gain experience of studentship and research grants administration in a world-leading academic department.
You will be responsible for managing the department’s portfolio of funding for graduate studentships, and will support the financial management of our departmental Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs).
Your main duties will include management of the annual budgets for studentships, including the preparation of quarterly forecasts; liaising with colleagues on the allocation of funding; and ensuring that all associated financial data is accurate and up-to-date and payments are made in a timely fashion. Reporting to the Finance Officer (Research Projects & Studentships), you will work closely with colleagues across the department, including the Finance Manager, Academic Administration and the CDT Administrators.
The successful candidate will be educated to A-level standard or equivalent in at least one numerate subject, and have experience in studentships or research grants administration, ideally in relation to the management of awarded grants. They will have a good level of general financial literacy, excellent IT skills, the ability to prioritise a varied and busy workload as well as with the ability to explain complex information to a wide-ranging audience.
What We Offer
As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:
• An excellent contributory pension scheme
• 38 days annual leave
• A comprehensive range of childcare services
• Family leave schemes
• Cycle loan scheme
• Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
• Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
This role also offers the opportunity for hybrid working, and the team are open to discussing a working pattern that works for you.
We proudly hold a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award and an institutional Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, which guide our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. As part of our strategic aim to improve staff equality and diversity, we would particularly welcome applications from BIPOC candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type within the department.
If you would like to discuss the role and the department in more detail, please contact Katie Christoffers, the Finance Officer (Research Projects & Studentships) or Liz Cody, the Finance Manager, via email: @email or @email.
Informal enquiries should be directed to the Recruitment Coordinator (email: @email), quoting vacancy reference 166910
Applicants should read the job description document before writing their application. You will be required to upload a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please visit the Internal Jobs Board, which is accessible via HR Self-Service.
Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Monday 2nd of October 2023 can be considered.