University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Assistant Finance and Contract Manager – Health Research

United Kingdom

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Assistant Finance and Contract Manager – Health Research NETSCC

Location: Southampton Science Park, Chilworth Salary: £29,605 to £33,966 Full Time Permanent Closing Date: Friday 01 March 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2609824VB

Are you looking for a challenge where you can use your skills to make a real difference? Do you want to work for an organisation improving the health and care of the nation? Then we have a fantastic opportunity for you!

We are currently recruiting for Assistant Finance & Contracts Managers which is a pivotal role that helps to ensure the effective delivery of the finance and contracts service within our National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) co-ordinating centre.

Who are we?

The NIHR funds, enables and delivers world-leading health and social care research that improves people's health and wellbeing and promotes economic growth. Our research helps turn discoveries into new or improved treatments, diagnostics, medical technologies and services. It provides those working in the NHS, public health, global health and social care with the evidence they need to better support patients, the public and people who need care.

What will you be doing?

Working within the Finance and Contracts team you will be supporting the Finance Managers with the financial and contractual administration of research programmes. Some of the key tasks of the role are:

  • Reviewing and approving contracts and contract variation documentation
  • Reviewing projects financial reconciliation statements and proceeding tasks associated with financial assurance
  • Releasing, monitoring and reprofiling project payments
  • Providing support and advice on financial processes and procedures
  • Who are we looking for?

    We are looking for candidates with a keen interest in the work we do and are highly numerate. We appreciate this is quite a unique finance role and we are able to offer training to ensure you are able to undertake all elements of the role. Some of the key skills we look for in a candidate are:

  • Comfortable with working with numbers

  • Ability to organise and prioritise your own workload

  • Be analytical and self-motivated

  • Able to work independently and problem solve as well as contributing to the wider team
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office especially Excel
  • What can we offer you?

    We recognise that our staff are at the heart of what we do so we make sure we look after you! As well as a generous benefits package (full details can be found here!), as an organisation we prioritise your wellbeing as reflected in our award as Top Medium Employer in the Mind Workplace Wellbeing awards, achieving Gold for the fourth year in a row!

    Our hybrid working approach helps you with your work life balance and offers you the chance to split your time between office and home working. We strive for cohesive and collaborative teams so our expectation is you spend around 20% of your time in the office. We also value flexibility and may accommodate part-time arrangements up to 28 hours.

    To learn more about working in our teams visit our website , or check out the video below

    We value the diverse perspectives that enrich our teams. We warmly welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, recognizing that varied viewpoints propel our collective accomplishments and further the NIHR's mission.

    For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Renee Lewin, Research Awards Manager: [email protected]

    Please note, when in post your job title will be Assistant Research Awards Manager.

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    Assistant Finance and Contract Manager – Health Research


    University of Southampton


    United Kingdom


    February 06, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 01, 2024

    Job type



    Biology,Business and Economics,Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
    The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.

    The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.

    The University of Southampton is dedicated to research-oriented education. It has partnered with other universities, government bodies and industries to conduct integrated research and innovation programs. The university is also funded by businesses for commercial research and development. Southampton conducts skill development programs for students catering to the demands of industries. The adaptability and aptitude for evolving technologies are cultivated amongst the students to help them grow as future leaders. Further, the university has a placement cell and maintains tie-ups with industries for the placements of students.

    The University of Southampton features holistic environments for the overall development of the students. Apart from best-in-class academic modules, the university offers ample opportunities to maintain physical fitness and mental well-being. There are sports courts, swimming pools, gymnasiums and cafeterias on the campuses. Further, regular fitness classes, sports meets, cross-disciplinary activities, competitions, cultural events, and fests are organized at the university. The University of Southampton also engages in various social and environmental awareness campaigns. Moreover, students get the opportunity to participate in community development initiatives. The university has the mission to build a better world with innovative minds.

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