Research Finance Officer

Research Finance Officer

08 Apr
University of the West of England

08 Apr

University of the West of England


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Research Finance Officer

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Frenchay Campus


Grade F: £30,046 - £33,797

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Information for Applicants - Finance 2020.pdf

R02229 - Research Finance Officer - Job Description - Grade F.pdf

Job description

About us: Finance Services play a crucial role in helping the University realise best value in all its activities and in achieving long-term sustainability through strong financial leadership and sound governance.

Our team of around 90 professionals has a wide-ranging remit. Our input has a fundamental impact on shaping and driving the University’s vision,

through the specialist advice and guidance we are able to offer, and in the day-to-day effectiveness of the financial processes and controls we put in place and manage. In all our work, we take great pride in providing a reliable, efficient and friendly service, underpinned by a commitment to the highest professional standards.

About you: As a Research Finance Officer you will be part of the Faculty Business Partnering and Research team within Finance Services. This Faculty facing role will provide financial support and advice for a portfolio of projects. You will also have the opportunity to support project initiatives led by the Assistant Finance Business Partners and improve financial management reporting at UWE Bristol.

To succeed in this role you should have good communication skills with the ability to manage competing deadlines. Whilst this role forms part of a supportive team, you should also be confident with working on your own and self-motivated.

About UWE Bristol: We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,800 staff. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections. Our staff and students come from over 160 countries making this a diverse, dynamic and rewarding place to work and study.

We are an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include an impressive 88% overall student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Satisfaction survey, placing us 2nd of all universities in England and 7th in the UK. We are 6th in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey) and importantly, 96% of UWE Bristol graduates are in employment or further study within six months after graduation. We have also achieved TEF Gold status, have been ranked 21st in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2021 and 29th in the latest Times Higher Education 'Table of Tables'.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity and is a big pull for students and employers alike. A city with a creative and fiercely independent mindset, a vibrant music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. Bristol was the first British city to win the European Green Capital award in 2015, The Sunday Times newspaper named Bristol the best city to live in Britain thanks to its culture, nightlife and proximity to beautiful countryside while National Geographic listed Bristol as 11th in the world's 'cool list' destinations, ahead of Paris and Amsterdam, so it’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

Frenchay Campus: This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m having been invested recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation while incredible new facilities continue to be developed to enhance our offer even further.

Frenchay campus has excellent transport links; as well as being located near the motorway network we are within walking distance of two train stations, our bus terminus connects us to the local bus and metrobus network and we also have a range of cycling and changing facilities, making our campus the ideal place to work for those commuting to Bristol.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of employee benefits including:

- a generous holiday allowance of 27 days pro rata

- up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year

- flexible working

- excellent defined benefit pension schemes

- access to employee assistance programme

- ongoing learning and development opportunities

- family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives

- onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.

- savings on purchases via Wider Wallet scheme

- option to participate in the cycle to work scheme