Finance Manager (part-time role)

Job title Finance Manager (part-time role)

Department Students' Union

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322 pro rata

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 3538

Placed on Wednesday 17 February 2021

Closing date Wednesday 03 March 2021

Interview date Monday 15 March 2021

Reference CC8112

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As Finance Manager, within the Finance Department in the Students’ Union, you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day financial operations of The SU

Working as part of a busy team at the heart of The SU, you will be accountable for making sure that the staff and students have the financial advice and support they need to deliver our charitable purpose. You will ensure that the finance office runs smoothly, and that staff and students know how to seamlessly make financial transactions, using efficient, effective and increasingly online processes. 

Your relationship with student treasurers and budget holders will be key, and you will be responsible for making sure they have up-to-date and reliable management information, as well as ensuring that finance policies and processes are followed throughout the organisation.

You will act as finance lead on events and a range of projects, as well as providing expert knowledge of fundraising and grants support. You will also support the Head of Finance in delivering the strategic aims of the organisation, whilst also stepping in to support the day-to-day delivery of your team. 

We are looking for an experienced accountant with fantastic interpersonal skills. You will have a can-do attitude and be able to thrive in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. You will have excellent analytical skills and attention to detail and will be able to lead and motivate individuals and a team through change.

We offer a vibrant and fun working environment and flexible working to enable your work-life balance. More than just a “job” this is an opportunity for committed and ambitious people to help shape our organisation and the lives of the students we represent. Our staff enjoy a safe and pleasant working environment, with a variety of benefits. Join us and be part of our story!

This is a part-time role, working 21.9 hours per week (0.6 fte).

For any informal enquiries about the role please contact Helen McHenry, Head of Finance (, however, please ensure that your application is submitted via the University website.

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our applicant information webpage  before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce. We are open to flexible working arrangements and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.