Section Manager

Hybrid Temporary
£24.30 / Hourly
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Job Description

Do you have experience in HR and Finance administration in a Higher Education setting? Are you looking for a new challenge in an academic environment? If yes, Signature Recruitment is looking for a Section Manager to join our client, a leading London University. This temporary, full-time position has an immediate start, and offers the benefit of a hybrid working model. You will be required to work 3 days a week in the office, ideally Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and the balance from home.

The role as Section Manager supports the Professional Services team in the administration of HR and finance within a busy department. You will oversee essential HR processes. This will include preparation of documentation for new and existing staff, and comprehensive support for academic grant proposals. You will also play an important role in financial management. This will include raising and reconciling invoices, raising purchase orders, ensuring all orders adhere to the financial regulations and purchasing rules, reviewing expense claims. Acting as liaison, you will be able to communicate professionally between departments, and assist academic staff with queries and processes.

Section Manager Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Department and Finance Manager to monitor, report, and manage income and expenditure related to academic staff accounts and research activities
  • Raise invoices, reconcile accounts, and deliver regular financial reports to academic staff
  • Proactively monitor expenditure and manage overheads for ongoing research projects
  • Coordinate timesheet completion for staff, ensuring accuracy and timeliness
  • Facilitate the paperwork process for starters and leavers and liaise with managers for the processing of staff contract extensions
  • Undertake any additional ad-hoc administrative activities for the Department

Section Manager Key Skills:

  • Knowledge of finance administration, with an understanding of grant funding within the UK
  • Experience in HR, with the ability to provide advice and guidance on recruitment and personnel administration
  • Flexible and organised, capable of prioritising workloads and accommodating urgent requests
  • A team player with strong communication skills with the ability to interact with both senior and junior levels of staff

If you have good knowledge of HR and financial processes within a higher education setting and possess the skills outlined, please apply today for this fantastic opportunity!

While we aim to respond to every applicant, the volume of applications may result in delayed communication. If you do not receive a response within a week, your application may not have been successful on this occasion. We will keep your details for potential future opportunities.

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