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Business Manager


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 06 July 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1871022RR

Business Manager

 The University of Southampton’s mission is to change the world for the better. As a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong and high-quality educational offering, it is renowned for its innovation and enterprise and sits within the top 1% of universities worldwide. 

As an organisation we have more than 23,500 current students; 16,000 undergraduates plus 7,000 postgraduates and researchers, employing in excess of 5,000 full time equivalent staff, and with an annual turnover of over £500M.

 The role

Joining the Finance, Planning and Analytics team as a Business Manager in the Finance Projects and Systems Team, you will:

  • Be responsible for the efficient working of a highly productive technical team through effective planning, workload management and delivery reporting.
  • Support and review the implementation of system developments that impact across the University community to build continuous improvement.  
  • Work collaboratively with Finance, Planning and Analytics Department, but also engage with internal stakeholders across the University to ensure successful project delivery.
  • Be keen to develop your own knowledge of changes which impact on higher education and share that best practise across the organisation.

About you

As a business manager you’ll have a proven track record of efficiently organising work activities and engaging with stakeholders.   

You will be able to clearly demonstrate excellent communication and project management skills, and enjoy working as part of a busy team. 

Working here

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are pro-active in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.

We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities. Committed to supporting our staff and students, we are open to a flexible working approach. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly and those who have taken a career break.  We have adopted a hybrid working model across the university combining working from home with regular time on campus.

 As well as additional benefits, such as a generous holiday allowance of 30 days annual leave, plus a further 6 university closure days and 8 UK bank holidays.  We’ll support your long-term future with access to a pension scheme, subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts. We are committed to supporting our staff and students, and are open to flexible working approaches; giving consideration to part time applications. 

This position is being offered on a full-time, permanent basis.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Jane Sturgeon (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1871022RR on all correspondence.


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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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