Research Grants Finance Officer

University of York
August 06, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024 - £44,263
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Research Grants Finance Officer


Centre for Health Economics


£36,024 - £44,263 per year


Grade 6

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  • 13464 - Research Grant Finance Officer.pdf (PDF, 350.9kb)
  • Role Description Department

    The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) at the University of York is a world- leading research-only department with a successful track record of health economics research spanning over 40 years. It undertakes research across most areas of the discipline, with national and international collaborators and a wide range of policy and practice partners. It offers a suite of short courses to a wide range of professionals. It is a vibrant and diverse research department with an outward looking focus and a mission to undertake research that makes a difference to society.

    In recent years CHE has developed activity relating to research in global health economics undertaking various types of research relating to how resources are, and should be, used to improve the health and wellbeing of populations in low- and middle-income countries.


    CHE wishes to appoint a Research Grant Finance Officer to play a key role in the financial management of its research programmes in Global Health and related activities, in particular to the long-term National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Unit titled: Health financing for Universal Health Coverage in challenging times: leaving no-one behind (HFACT). This project is in joint collaboration with the Institute of Economic Growth in India and has partners in Brazil, Indonesia and South Africa.

    You will provide comprehensive day-to-day financial management and contractual compliance for the NIHR Unit and its project teams (both in the UK and overseas). This will include the monitoring of project budgets and fluctuations in exchange rates, forecasting, and meticulous expenditure checks. You will be responsible for the preparation of detailed financial statements and audits and provide support and training to project teams (both in the UK and overseas) on complex guidelines, regulations and contractual obligations - including ODA funding conditions – and due diligence requirements.

    You will collaborate frequently with Faculty Pre & Post-Award teams and Research Knowledge and Exchange Contracts (RKEC) team, and you will be supported in your NIHR Unit activities by a Project Manager and Project Coordinator. Alongside working on the NIHR Unit, you will also be part of CHE's Finance Office, providing additional financial support specifically in the area of Global Health and helping to provide CHE's Senior Leaders with detailed financial and management reporting to aid decision making, monitoring of financial targets and grant success.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent professional experience
  • Good maths GCSE or equivalent
  • Experience working in an administrative and/or financial role in a large, complex organisation
  • Experience of working in research grants administration in a HEI or awarding body, or in a similar environment, where skills can be transferred.
  • Excellent working knowledge of financial systems and the ability to adapt to other systems, particularly those with a financial or research grants administration basis
  • Experience of ensuring compliance with financial policies and regulations
  • Excellent numerical skills, showing meticulous attention to detail when dealing with finances, and ability to problem solve.
  • Proven skills and ability for managing budgets, expenditure monitoring and forecasting, and production of detailed, bespoke reports
  • Ability to liaise with finance and research partners/stakeholders internally and in organisations within and outside of the UK
  • Interview date: TBC

    For informal enquiries: please contact Anna Payne ([email protected]) or Liz Grant ([email protected])

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