CHASE DTP Research Finance Officer Ref: 6982

School/department: Research and Enterprise Services – Research Finance
Hours: part time hours considered up to a maximum of 0.5 FTE /18.25 hours per week.
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term
Reference: 6982
Salary: starting at £30,497 to £34,304 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 24 November 2021
Closing date: 05 January 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: 14 January 2022
Expected start date: As soon as possible.

Job description

CHASE (Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts, South-East England) hosts one of ten Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Doctoral Training Partnerships. CHASE brings together eight leading research universities (Birkbeck University of London; The Courtauld Institute of Art; Goldsmiths University of London; SOAS University of London; and the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, Kent, and Sussex) with a range of prestigious partner organisations in the creative, cultural and public sectors. Since 2014, CHASE has funded more than 500 PhD studentships at its member institutions; the current DTP block grant of over £17m will run until 2028. Management of the CHASE DTP is co-ordinated by University of Sussex.

Applications are invited for a post in the Research Finance team, who are responsible for the financial management and administrative support of the University’s externally funded research grants portfolio and regional outreach effort. The post-holder will work as part of the Research Finance team, liaising closely the CHASE DTP Manager. Your role will be to manage payments to partner Universities; maintaining financial records for the CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership and financial reporting. You will work closely with another member of the team to provide financial management of other Doctoral Training Funds. The post-holder will be responsible for ensuring that the terms of funding are complied with; that expenditure is contained within budget and for provision of management accounting information.

This is a 0.5FTE post.

Applicants must be highly numerate, possess a good knowledge of Excel and management accounting, together with the ability to understand contractual documentation. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills will enable the post-holder to work effectively both with the University’s academic staff, auditors and external organisations that sponsor research. Relevant experience and possession of, or study towards, a recognised accountancy qualification would be an advantage.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Mark Raven @

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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