Payment Services Assistant

Southampton, United Kingdom
£22,149 to £23,715 Per annum
24 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
06 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £22,149 to £23,715 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 06 February 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2148723RR

The University of Southampton is in the top one per cent of world universities and is one of the UK’s top 20 research-intensive universities, with an international reputation for its research, teaching and enterprise activities. 

The role of the Payment Services Department is to support The University’s world-leading teaching and research activities, and other Faculties and professional services departments, facilitated through the smooth running of our purchase to pay and expense processes. We underpin the achievement of the strategic objectives of the University. 

The Payments office process many types of documents and transactions and generates frequent payments to suppliers, staff, students, and visitors.

This post is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, focussed person to join our busy payments team, which forms part of the larger Transactional hub. 

The ideal candidate will be able to work Monday to Friday 08:30 – 16:30.

Hybrid working, currently based on 1 day at our lively Highfield campus.

You will be an excellent team player with a proven ability to work proactively.  You will be well organised and adaptable, taking a positive approach to managing a busy workload.  Excellent communication, organisational and inter-personal skills are required as is a commitment to providing an excellent service. Along with a flexible working approach. you will work with accuracy and attention to detail, to be able to accommodate the needs of the business.

Enthusiasm for learning new tasks and accurate data entry skills is fundamental to this post.

Good IT skills including the Microsoft Office package are required, and experience using Business World, or a similar finance software package is preferred.

The University offers an excellent employment package, which includes generous annual leave of up to 24 days annual leave (after a qualifying period) plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional University closure days (pro rata entitlement for part time staff), a pension scheme, Highfield-site sports, arts and culture facilities and a wide range of discounts from national and international shops and services.

We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture at the University and creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work.  Our flexible working practices, including a hybrid working model, where employees can split their working time between the office and home, support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our institution as well as our people.

We believe equality and diversity are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a vibrant, proud, and successful organisation.  A diverse workforce, with people from different racial, educational, and social backgrounds and a range of ages, opens a wealth of possibilities for Southampton

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Application Procedure 

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Quote the advert reference 2148723RR on all correspondence.