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Finance Co-ordinator [Temporary Cover]

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences is located at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and currently hosts over 300 academic and associated staff. The aim of the Department is to understand the nervous system in health and disease in order to develop new treatments for incurable neurological disorders and, as one of the largest departments in the School of Clinical Medicine, the Department attracts significant student numbers and holds a substantial grant portfolio.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, capable and experienced Finance Officer to work full time to support the continued growth of the Department and to manage the knowledgeable finance section.

The role will be responsible to the Assistant Business Operations Manager and Head of Department for the management of all aspects of financial operations, ensuring adherence with University policies and delivering unwavering support to all staff in the Department. An important element of the work of the post is grant management, supporting principal investigators and junior staff to navigate the finance procedures and policies associated with grant applicants.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a busy and dynamic Department where considerable growth is demonstrated and forecast to continue.

Applications from individuals working within the University wishing to undertake a secondment opportunity will be considered.

This post is fixed-term until 9th October 2020, or the return of the post holder, whichever is earlier.

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Closing date: 22nd September 2019

Interviews will take place during the week commencing 30th September 2019. Informal enquiries can be made to Linda Morgan by email at or

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference ZE20544 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.

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