Finance Manager

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

The Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and Department of Haematology are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Finance Manager to join our professional support team. The main responsibility of the Finance Manager will be to ensure effective management and coordination of the Department of Haematology (DoH) and Cambridge Stem Cell Institute's (CSCI) Finance Function, which includes a large and complex research grant portfolio.

The CSCI is a world-leading centre for stem cell research with the mission to transform human health through a deep understanding of stem cell biology. It spans the University Schools of Biological Sciences Clinical Medicine and heads an Interdisciplinary Research Centre. The Department of Haematology (DoH) is an internationally renowned biomedical research Department with a particular focus on blood cell formation, blood cancers and thrombosis, and contributes to clinical activities in haematology. .

The role is based in the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre (JCBC) on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Administration for both CSCI and DoH is supported via a single team based in the JCBC. The delivery of international research excellence and impact is one of the main drivers for the CSCI and Haematology. Together their research grant portfolio is large, complex and valued at over £150M with an annual spend of more than £25M.

The Finance Manager supports the Business & Operations Manager to manage both CSCI and DoH finances and processes, providing strategic input and ensuring compliance with financial procedures and regulations. They oversee the running of all the finance and grant related activities within CSCI and DoH, managing a team of 5 staff to provide a high quality and customer focussed service. Substantial relevant experience in a finance management role, preferably in a Higher Education environment, is essential.

For more information about this role, please contact Danielle Daft (

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check.

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

The closing date for applications is: 26th November 2023

The interview date for the role is: Week commencing 4 December 2023.

Please quote reference RB38843 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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