Assistant Finance Manager


The Role and the Department

The Student Enrichment Directorate (SED) is striving to play a pivotal role in developing, delivering and transforming a Wider Student Experience that is as impactful as anything in the world. We remain steadfast in our core commitment to accelerating the growth of far-reaching and market-leading programmes across performance, participation and community outreach, whilst fostering a culture that safeguards academic excellence. We are guided by the belief that an investment in the Wider Student Experience is ultimately an investment in the quality of graduates that the University produces and are motivated by the opportunity to engage and inspire the next generation of talent. In doing so, we feel confident that we are making a positive contribution to the development of rounded, global citizens.

The role of Assistant Finance Manager provides a unique and exciting opportunity to work in a student facing environment. Providing high quality transactional, operational and financial administration support integral to the smooth delivery of services to Durham Student Organisation (DSO) Common Rooms and Clubs and Societies, alongside fulfilling essential administrative functions across the Directorate. Reporting to the Finance Manager (SED) and working closely with two Finance Administrators on transactional processing of all financial activities in order to provide a high-quality finance service to the DSO/SED. They will engage with colleagues in other relevant sections, particularly University Finance Office as well as colleagues in the Colleges, Payroll, Procurement and Legal teams to ensure that staff and students receive the necessary advice and guidance to ensure compliance with University and DSO Framework financial regulatory, policy and contractual obligations.

The role is currently hybrid working, but the post holder will be expected to be on site at least 3 days per week.

Please note: Interviews for this post will be held the week commencing 22nd January 2024

Contact details

If you would like to have a chat or ask any questions about the role, Debra Horseman, Student Enrichment Finance Manager would be happy to speak to you on 0191 3342162 (Tue,Wed,Thur), or via teams. (d.)

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