Research Finance Officer

University of London

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Research Management & Research Operations

£37,531 to £42,875
per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Friday 31 March 2023
Reference:  PSS-REM-2023-02

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

The post is responsible for the financial management of a portfolio of complex research projects working closely with academics and project administrators in the faculties.  This is a busy and varied role that requires the post holder to:   prepare financial reports for funders, monitor income from funders, raise supplier invoices, approve high-value financial transactions, provide guidance on funder terms and conditions, and provide an efficient service to budget holders in the faculties.

Applicants must have experience of managing financial information, and ideally of research administration in a higher education institution.  They must have strong IT skills, and experience with the Agresso finance system is highly desirable.  They will have excellent customer service and inter-personal skills.  The successful candidate will be able to prioritise their workload effectively to meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy.   They will also have the ability to work independently and flexibly as part of a team.

The post is full time and permanent

The salary will be on the Professional Services salary scale Grade 5 in the range £37,531 to £42,875 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at . Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to [email protected] . LSHTM have a newly implemented Hybrid Working Framework, which alongside agreed service requirements, enables teams to work more flexibly (if the role allows), promoting a greater wellbeing and work/life balance. 

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.

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