Finance Manager: Gifts and Endowments (Fixed term)

Closing Date
Sunday, 30th January 2022
Job Type
Administrative Professional & Managerial
Financial Management
£31406 to £40927 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Applications are invited for this post delivering operational financial management services and business partnering support to Campaign and Alumni Relations Office (CARO).  It is offered on a fixed term contract for a 6-month period only. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours); however, applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Arrangements for job share would be considered. It will be based in part at Kings Meadow Campus and in part at home (hybrid working).  

The role will include influencing business decisions and contributing to the direction and delivery of the Business Unit strategy. The role will also provide effective fund management for philanthropic income raised by the University and ensure provision of robust and consistent financial and technical advice to influence and advise on decisions within CARO and to aid University donors.

As a not-for-profit organisation, all of the income we generate is redirected into providing high quality teaching for our students and the delivery of our world-class research. The University is organised into five Academic Faculties who deliver this teaching and research (Faculties of Arts, Social Sciences, Science, Engineering and Medicine & Health Science) and Professional Service Departments who provide the support and infrastructure to enable it (Finance & Infrastructure, Registrars, Student Services, Campaign & Alumni Relations and HR).

Reporting to the Professional Services Finance Manager Team Leader you will have a dotted line reporting to the Head of Operations of CARO and you will:

  • Ensure the University’s philanthropic income is properly and accurately managed in accordance with SORP, financial regulations, University policy and best practice
  • Oversee donation management, apply financial controls and provide specialist financial and technical advice on charitable donations, including endowments, legacies, gifts to internal and external parties.
  • Ensure effective financial management, including preparation of budgets, forecasts and management accounts as well as overseeing purchasing.
  • Contribute to the successful performance of the Business Unit across a range of key performance indicators
  • Provide information and advice to support organisational change, and proactively identify opportunities for efficiency savings
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of business process improvements
  • Provide day to day support to 1 direct report

You will be CCAB qualified (or equivalent) or have experience in a similar or relevant role. You will have experience in the Charity, or HE sector and have a good understanding of charitable giving, including tax efficient giving.  Possession of excellent communication skills, an ability to understand and present complex data quickly, and good report-writing skills. Interpersonal, IT, negotiation and organisational skills are essential along with the ability to influence.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Lindsay Savage on the following email address; Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.