University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Student Funding Administrator - Financial Assistance

Student Funding Administrator - Financial Assistance

The University

The University of Cambridge is one of the foremost employers in the region, currently employing over 12,500 people from all over the world. The Student Funding and Fee Policy Team sits within the Admissions and Access section of Education Services, supporting the academic purposes of the University, and provides a range of funding to students through the Cambridge Bursary Scheme, Postgraduate scholarships, and student loans. It also plays a co-ordinating role for funding administered elsewhere in the Collegiate University.

About the Role

This is a rewarding opportunity to administer funds that enable students to attend the University of Cambridge or support them financially whilst they are here, where they otherwise may not have been able to begin or continue their studies. The role is based in the Student Funding and Fee Policy Team (SFT), and is mainly responsible for the financial assistance funds, a handful of Trust Funds, student travel awards and prizes.

You will:

  • Be responsible for the day-to-day running of the funds ensuring students applying for the funds have up to date information, clear communication and the applications are processed in an accurate and timely manner. The application process requires you to advertise, shortlist, identify the successful recipients, inform all applicants of the outcomes and arrange the payments

  • Act as Secretary to Committees which involves arranging the meetings, drafting and preparing agendas and papers, advising on matters of policy and minute writing

  • Keep accurate records of the awards made and be able to analyse and report on it as needed

  • Provide excellent customer service presenting clear information and ensuring that students are treated with fairness and sensitivity and can be signposted to the support services as necessary

  • What you will need:

  • To be educated to HND/HNC level 4/5 vocational qualification or equivalent level of practical experience

  • To be an experienced user of Microsoft Office, particularly excel

  • To have excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and communication skills

  • Benefits

    You can expect to receive:

  • A competitive salary with automatic service-related progression and annual cost of living increases

  • A generous annual leave allowance of 36 days per year (including bank holidays)

  • Access to a generous pension scheme with attractive employer contributions

  • Access to a range of shopping and travel discounts through the CAMbens scheme

  • The role is offered on a full-time basis. We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for near full-time or other flexible working arrangements. The University is moving towards hybrid working, with staff able to benefit from both working in the office and at home. The SFT is based at the Student Services Centre on the New Museums Site in Central Cambridge. Staff are expected to be office-based for 40% of the time. This may increase for future years.

    Additional information regarding the role can be found within the Further Particulars. Your application should clearly set out how you meet the criteria listed in the person profile within the Further Particulars along with relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted based upon these criteria. Informal enquiries can be directed by email to Jessica Barrick, [email protected],

    Closing date for applications: Sunday 14 April 2024

    Interview date: w/c 22 April in person, where possible

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact [email protected]

    Please quote reference AT41020 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Further information
  • Further Particulars
  • Department/Location

    Student Admissions & Access, Cambridge






    Assistant staff


    26 March 2024

    Closing date

    14 April 2024

    Job details


    Student Funding Administrator - Financial Assistance


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    March 27, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 14, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics

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