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Head of Research Finance Service Delivery
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: PSX-017228

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 26/09/2021

Salary: £41,526 to £51,034 per annum (depending on experience)

Employment type: Permanent

Faculty/Organisation: Professional Services

School/ Directorate: Financial Analysis and Reporting

Hours per week: full time

Contract Duration: Permanent

The University of Manchester are looking to appoint a Head of Research Finance Service Delivery.   

Your role will be to lead the faculty based Research Finance Service delivery teams.  Supporting the Head of Research Finance to identify and implement process and system improvements in order to transform the quality of service provided to research budget holders.  To coordinate the workload of faculty based teams and ensure a high quality service to budget holders while supporting revenue billing and compliance with funding terms and conditions. 

You will work to identify areas of financial risk in relation to research grants and contracts and drive the implementation of solutions and mitigations to manage these, working across organisational boundaries where necessary.

You will lead a team of approximately 60 research finance staff and you will train, coach and develop the team – maintaining appropriate levels of resourcing and supporting the management of succession planning.

You will be an experienced operational finance professional, have an excellent customer service mindset and you will be a strong team leader.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Blended working arrangements may be considered        

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Philippa Woods; Head of Faculty Finance


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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