Assistant Finance & Contracts Manager

Southampton, United Kingdom
£28,929 to £33,348
29 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
18 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


Location:  Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary:   £28,929 to £33,348
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 18 April 2023
Reference:  2238823VB

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!

Who are we?

We are the NIHR Coordinating Centre funded by the Department of Health Social Care (DHSC) hosted by the University of Southampton. As part of the NIHR we help to fund, enable, and deliver world-leading health and social care research which helps turn discoveries into new or improved treatments, diagnostics, medical technologies and services. We are also a major funder of applied health research in low- and middle-income countries. 

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 programmes within the Southampton NIHR Coordinating Centre. Some of the key tasks of the role are:

  • Review and approve contracts and contract variation documentation
  • Reviewing projects financial reconciliation statements
  • Releasing, monitoring and reprofiling project payments

Who are we looking for?

Our work is underpinned by our School Values of Collaboration, Delivery, Excellence and Knowledge and we are looking for someone who shares these values. Some of the key skills/attributes that will help you be successful in this role are:

  • 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
  • Comfortable with working with numbers 
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office especially Excel

How do we look after you?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so why not listen to our staff about what it is really like working here.

We also know that the world of work has changed and so we are open to flexible working arrangements and work in a hybrid way with staff expected to attend our Southampton offices a minimum of 20% of the time. 

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Lindsay Mead:  

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

Working at the University of Southampton:

Check out the staff benefits and why you should join us at The University of Southampton

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 on all correspondence. 

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