Finance Manager – Grants

University of Oxford


An excellent opportunity has arisen in the Department of Chemistry for a Finance Manager to join a busy grants team that manages around 400 active research projects at any one time. The Department submits over 160 applications per year with a combined total value of over £100m. Chemistry projects are funded by a wide variety of funding bodies, and the nature of our work means there are numerous international collaborations and partnerships.

You will be part of a team of Finance Managers, each of whom will manage a portfolio of grants. Each Finance Manager will look after their projects from award application to completion, working closely with Academic Supervisors (PIs) to provide excellent service.

This post will involve pre and post award activities including preparation of accurate costings and support in the preparation of sponsor applications to ensure that the grant is submitted on time and with full supporting documentation; activating and setting up the project; and ongoing monitoring and reporting, taking any necessary follow up action. In the role you will liaise with and prepare reports for sponsors, supervisors and other parties and will act as a key point of contact for all internal and external audit enquiries on research grant related matters.

The successful applicant will be educated to degree level or with equivalent experience, and will have substantial experience relevant to the role. They will have an understanding of the research grants sector and the principles of good grant management and will have strong financial and IT skills. They will demonstrate a focus on professional service provision and will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. They will be well organised and able to prioritise and handle multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting competing deadlines.

This is a full-time fixed term position (24 months) and is available immediately. The post is located at the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford and we would be happy to discuss hybrid working arrangements (minimum 3 days per week on-site).

Applications for the vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application.

Only applications received before midday on Friday 17 March 2023 can be considered. Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.

The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver award holders and are committed to equality and valuing diversity.

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