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Research Finance Assistant Manager

University of Exeter - Research Services

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £27,924 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd November 2021
Closes: 13th December 2021
Job Ref: P79263

An opportunity has arisen within Research Services for a Research Finance Assistant Manager.

This full-time post is available immediately on a 12 months fixed term basis starting as soon as possible. This post will require you to work both from home and in the office, but this may be subject to change.

About the role

The role is within Research Finance, which provides overarching support, training and quality assurance for all research finance activity, including:

  • research applications and budget monitoring;
  • financial authorisation for applications;
  • financial stewardship for live grants;
  • provision of live grant information to support grant holders and colleges;
  • financial reporting to sponsors and other external bodies;
  • support to the management of studentships and grant administration.

In this role you will take responsibility for key financial elements of the research project lifecycle, from initial costings to budget planning to in year monitoring of a portfolio. You will be providing a seamless financial service to academics and other research services colleagues.

We are looking for someone with experience in working in a relevant financial administrative role, preparing and analysing financial budgets. You will be able to work independently and have experience working under pressure and managing your time effectively. Additionally you will need good IT skills, being especially strong using spreadsheets and databases.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for further details of this role.

Research Development & Management and most Research Finance staff are managed and organised in seven clusters, either around a particular group of funders; Health, Bio-environment; Physical sciences and technology; Social sciences; Humanities; European/International and Cornwall research services. This particular post is based in the Health cluster, working on grants and projects mostly associated with the College of Medicine & Health.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Ryan Mills, email r.k.mills@exeter.ac.uk                                                             

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Benefits

We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailer
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay),paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
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