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Salary: £25,941 - £27,511 per annum 

Closing Date: 16 November 2020

The Role


The Finance & Planning Office is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and suitably qualified person to work as part of the team in the Faculty of Medial Sciences responsible for supporting the financial management of research and other projects across the Faculty.  Predominantly working post-award, you will work closely with colleagues across Finance, Business & Research and the Faculty, both academic and professional services.


Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Wayne Younger (


Please ensure you upload a copy of your CV and a covering letter when applying for this vacancy.  Applications will only be considered if submitted via the official Newcaslte University website.

Key Accountabilities


  • Support the implementation of an effective post-award finance and project costing process at the School & Institute level to meet the requirements of the Head and Deputy Head of Faculty Finance and the Faculty PVC

  • Assisting the Faculty Finance Project Business Partner, contribute to the continued development of financial reports specifically to support accurate financial monitoring of projects

  • Ensure effective control and compliance to both the University and external sponsor’s regulations, policies and procedures

  • In liaison with project leads, undertake the costing of projects following recognised principles and guidelines and using appropriate systems e.g. NUProjects

  • Provide advice and guidance related to the application of project costing and post award finance across the Faculty and ensure compliance with agreed University / Faculty standards

  • Widen the general understanding of financial issues related to projects by sharing of best practice and the preparation and delivery of courses / workshops

  • Working with other key members of the Finance Office, e.g. the Head of Contract Financial Management and the Management Accountant (Costing), to ensure adherence to regulations and to share best practice

  • To undertake any other duties of a relevant nature as required by the Faculty Finance Business Partners

The Person 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • You will have experience of providing financial support which should include management accounting/reporting and/or financial management of projects

  • You should have experience of project accounting, including the costing of projects

  • Experience of working effectively within a large and complex organisation to enable successful collaboration between Finance, Faculty, School / Institute and other University roles

  • High degree of literacy and numeracy

  • High degree of IT literacy

  • Possess strong communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Knowledge of SAP (Desirable)

Attributes and Behaviour


  • Communicates with colleagues effectively choosing appropriate tools and tailoring content to the audience, changing style, tone and format appropriately

  • Embraces change, reviewing and revising plans and ways of working to meet with changing circumstances

  • Understands different perspectives and motives

  • Works in a planned and structured way, managing workload and tasks systematically ensuring activities are complete on time

  • Uses systems and tools to ensure records and audit trails are clear and up to date



  • Educated to at least A-level standard (minimum 3x grades A-C) or equivalent standard by experience

  • Recent, relevant experience is essential and it is desirable that you are AAT (or equivalent) qualified/part qualified




Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


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