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Senior Finance Manager

University of Southampton - Wessex Institute

Location: Southampton
Salary: £38,460 to £48,677 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th September 2018
Closes: 27th September 2018
Job Ref: 1057418VB

The University of Southampton is home to the Wessex Institute which oversees a number of research funding programmes, including those that are managed on behalf of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR).

A vacancy has arisen for a Senior Finance Manager within the Finance & Contracts Team based at Chilworth. You will jointly lead an enthusiastic and cohesive team working flexibly to add maximum value to the management of health and social care research across the globe. 

As one of two Senior Finance Managers, you will be expected to be a professionally qualified accountant with extensive experience and able to use your financial expertise in other areas of the business such as workforce and business planning.  With proven team management and organisational skills and confident using the MS Office suite, particularly Excel. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as is the ability to constantly re-evaluate and re-prioritise your workload to reflect the ever-changing needs of a busy team environment.  

Experience of the financial aspects of funding research overseas in low middle income countries and specific knowledge of Overseas Development Aid (ODA) would be beneficial.

You will need to be able to work well as part of a team, which is committed to adding maximum value to the management of health research.

We offer excellent benefits including generous holidays, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to develop your career in a professional, friendly and pleasant working environment.

For further information please contact Ruth Pullen, Assistant Director – Finance, People & Business Services, email / telephone 023 8059 8505.

Please apply online using the link below, making sure you complete all the screens and ensuring that you attach a full CV (including current salary), together with a supporting document stating reasons for applying (no more than 500 words).

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Rosie McPhail (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 1057418VB on all correspondence.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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