Research Finance Administrator

University of Exeter

Research Services

Both of these posts are available immediately. 0.4 FTE is a fixed term contract until 30 July 2025, with a possibility of a further extension.  0.6 FTE is an open-ended/permanent contract.

The starting salary will be from £25,948 up to £28,929 on Grade D, depending on qualifications and experience. We will consider applications at 0.6 FTE (21.9 hours per week), 0.4 FTE (14.6 hours per week) or the posts can also be combined to become a full-time position of 1 FTE (36.5 hours per week).  Please indicate your preference(s) in your application.

Both of these roles offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 6th December 2023

Summary of the role

The Research Services Directorate is a key enabler to the delivery of the University’s Research and Impact Strategy, a successful next REF submission and meeting research income targets.

You will be based within the Research Finance pillar of the Health and Life Sciences cluster of the Research Services Directorate, situated at our Streatham and St Luke’s campus office. You will provide overarching support, training and quality assurance for all research finance activity, including research applications and budget monitoring; financial stewardship for live grants; provision of live grant information to support grant holders and colleges; financial reporting to sponsors and other external bodies; support to the management of studentships and grant administration. Research Finance staff based at Streatham and St Luke’s support activity in all Faculties and work closely with colleagues based in Cornwall.

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We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Polijobs World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024).  We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world’s most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.  More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. 

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

Further information

Please contact Tina Sale, [email protected]

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