Student Finance Co-ordinator

University of Cambridge
June 02, 2024
Offerd Salary:£32,332-£38,205
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
Working type:N/A
Ref info:N/A
Student Finance Co-ordinator

Open-ended with limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

The University and Student Funding area

The University of Cambridge is one of the foremost employers in the region, currently employing over 12,500 people from all over the world. The Student Funding and Fee Policy Team sits within the Cambridge Admissions and Access Office in Education Services, supporting the academic purposes of the University and provides a range of funding to students through the Cambridge Bursary Scheme, Postgraduate scholarships, and student loans. It also plays a co-ordinating role for funding administered elsewhere in the Collegiate University.

About the Role

This is an exciting role within growing team and will involve financial management of accounts, transactions, and reporting as required for the Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholars Programme (HDPSP).

Main responsibilities:

  • Provide budgetary and planning advice to senior management, prepare papers and reports on Programme finance, attend Committee meetings.

  • Prepare annual financial submissions to funder, monitor income and expenditure against targets and forecast future financial needs.

  • Manage maintenance payments, fee payments, the payment of allowances and discretionary awards.

  • Respond to queries from scholars, when necessary, some of which may be complex.

  • Ensure adequate records are maintained for reporting and audit purposes. Develop and adapt Departmental financial policies and procedures if required.

  • What you will need

  • Degree level education, Financial/Accounting AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting qualification or equivalent or in training.

  • The ability to prioritise and self-manage workload, to meet targets and deadlines, and to deal with pressure.

  • High standard of IT literacy including excellent Microsoft Office skills.

  • Benefits

  • A competitive salary with automatic service-related progression and annual cost of living increases.

  • A generous annual leave allowance of 36 days per year (including bank holidays).

  • Access to a hybrid pension scheme with attractive employer contributions.

  • Access to a range of shopping and travel discounts through the CAMbens scheme.

  • We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for near full time or other flexible working arrangements.

    The University is moving towards hybrid working with staff able to benefit from both working in the office and at home. The Student Funding Team is based within the Student Services Centre on the New Museums Site in Central Cambridge. Staff are expected to be office-based for 40% of the time. This may increase for future years.

    Additional information regarding the role can be found within the further particulars. Your application should clearly set out how you meet the criteria listed in the person profile and Behavioural Attributes (the knowledge, skills, experience and attributes required for the role) along with relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted based upon these criteria.

    If you would like more information about this role, informal enquiries can be directed by email to Gosia Gurtekin, Finance and Compliance Manager at [email protected].

    Closing date: Sunday 2nd June 2024

    Interviews will be held on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th of June 2024, in person, at the Student Services Centre.

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact [email protected]

    Please quote reference AT41590 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Further information
  • Further Particulars
  • Department/Location

    Student Admissions & Access, Cambridge






    Assistant staff


    10 May 2024

    Closing date

    2 June 2024

    From this employer

    Recent blogs

    Recent news