Finance Manager (fixed-term role)

Job title Finance Manager (fixed-term role)

Department Computer Science

Salary Starting from £41,526, rising to £49,553

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 1131

Placed on Friday 16 July 2021

Closing date Sunday 01 August 2021

Interview date Tuesday 10 August 2021

Reference CC8477

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The Institute of Coding (IoC) wish to appoint a Finance Manager who will provide skilled leadership and development expertise to develop and deliver the financial frameworks, and processes associated with IoC projects and programmes, including a £6m DfE Skills Bootcamps portfolio.

Involving complex stage payments, you will work quickly to establish processes that meet the needs of the IoC, University of Bath and our funders, and be able to communicate those processes to a wide range of partners. 

As a finance lead you will be part of a small, agile and dynamic operational programme team, but the impact of the role spans across the programme, therefore a cross-disciplinary approach is critical. 

The University has a turnover of c£300m and a net asset value of c£565m and employs over 3,000 staff. The Finance and Procurement Office, with which this role will maintain a close relationship with, is responsible for managing the University’s income, expenditure, financial performance and procurement processes ensuring value for money in its financial activities. In addition, the department provides high quality management accounting support as well as compliance with statutory and regulatory bodies.

This is a fixed-term role until May 2022.

The IoC is a national initiative, led by the University of Bath, which brings together a range of universities, industry groups, employers, training providers, outreach groups, and professional bodies to respond collaboratively to the UK’s digital skills gap. Offering more than 150+ courses including industry accredited degree schemes, skills intensive bootcamps, and flexible short courses that help people upskill and reskill to boost their employability.  

By delivering accessible, industry-focused digital skills courses and events across the UK, the IoC is encouraging more people to pursue digital/tech careers via higher education and has enrolled 900,000 learners to date.  With a focus on diversity and inclusion, the IoC is widening participation and ensuring that employers and individuals can access the skills they need to compete in the digital economy. 

We are an inclusive, engaged and high-functioning team, with core values that include respectful collaboration, innovation, adaptability and agility. We are looking for someone who will help us to respond to the national digital skills gap, while enjoying the role and making a positive contribution to our internal culture.  

The work that we do is fast-paced and can be challenging, so it is approached through positivity and teamwork. Each member of the team plays a key role and their contribution is recognised and valued. Communication is considered essential – both within the team and with external stakeholders – and we strive to ensure that everything we do is purpose-driven and high quality.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Caron Staley, Institute Manager (, however, please submit your application 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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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.