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Assistant Finance and Contract Manager – Health Research


Location:  Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary:   £29,605 to £33,966
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 01 March 2024
Interview Date:   Wednesday 20 March 2024
Reference:  2609824VB

Are you looking for a challenge where you can use your skills to make a real difference?Do you want to work for an organisation improving the health and care of the nation? Then we have a fantastic opportunity for you! 

We are currently recruiting for Assistant Finance & Contracts Managers which is a pivotal role that helps to ensure the effective delivery of the finance and contracts service within our National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) co-ordinating centre. 

Who are we?

The NIHR funds, enables and delivers world-leading health and social care research that improves people's health and wellbeing and promotes economic growth. Our research helps turn discoveries into new or improved treatments, diagnostics, medical technologies and services. It provides those working in the NHS, public health, global health and social care with the evidence they need to better support patients, the public and people who need care.

What will you be doing?

Working within the Finance and Contracts team you will be supporting the Finance Managers with the financial and contractual administration of research programmes.  Some of the key tasks of the role are:

  • Reviewing and approving contracts and contract variation documentation
  • Reviewing projects financial reconciliation statements and proceeding tasks associated with financial assurance
  • Releasing, monitoring and reprofiling project payments
  • Providing support and advice on financial processes and procedures

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates with a keen interest in the work we do and are highly numerate. We appreciate this is quite a unique finance role and we are able to offer training to ensure you are able to undertake all elements of the role. Some of the key skills we look for in a candidate are: 

  • Comfortable with working with numbers 
  • Ability to organise and prioritise your own workload
  • Be analytical and self-motivated
  • Able to work independently and problem solve as well as contributing to the wider team
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office especially Excel

What can we offer you?

We recognise that our staff are at the heart of what we do so we make sure we look after you! As well as a generous benefits package (full details can be found here!), as an organisation we prioritise your wellbeing as reflected in our award as Top Medium Employer in the Mind Workplace Wellbeing awards, achieving Gold for the fourth year in a row! 

Our hybrid working approach helps you with your work life balance and offers you the chance to split your time between office and home working. We strive for cohesive and collaborative teams so our expectation is you spend around 20% of your time in the office. We also value flexibility and may accommodate part-time arrangements up to 28 hours. 

To learn more about working in our teams visit our website,  or check out the video below

We value the diverse perspectives that enrich our teams. We warmly welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, recognizing that varied viewpoints propel our collective accomplishments and further the NIHR's mission.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Renee Lewin, Research Awards Manager:  

The interview dates for this post will be held on the 20th and 21st March 2024. 

*Please note, when in post your job title will be Assistant Research Awards Manager.

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