Please note that interviews are expected to take place on Monday
9th October 2023
At Durham University, we are proud of our people,
because they are at the heart of our globally outstanding
institution, which is a key part of our local community. We inspire
our people to do extraordinary things and we invite you to join our
Across the University, we have a huge variety of roles and
responsibilities, which together make us one large and successful
community. Whether you are at the very start, middle or end of your
career, there is a role for you. We believe everyone has their own
unique skills to offer.
At the University we promote and actively champion equality,
diversity and inclusion. It is crucial that everyone can be
themselves and can flourish in an environment where everyone
respects each other and is treated fairly. We want our people and
wider community to feel happy, secure and proud to be a part of
Durham. We are looking for the same values in you.
We welcome and encourage applications from members of groups who
are under-represented in our work force including people with
disabilities, women and black, Asian and minority ethnic
communities. For more information on our EDI strategy and values,
The Role and Department
Our Finance Service:
- Supports the University in delivering its strategic
- Works in partnership with Academic Departments, Colleges and
other Professional Services to deliver and monitor the annual
- Provides regular and timely reporting of the University’s
financial position and performance
- Ensures that the University’s Financial Regulations are fit for
purpose and that the organisation adheres to them
- Safeguards and optimises assets and controls liabilities
- Processes financial transactions in a timely, accurately and
- To gain knowledge, understanding and experience across the
three financial teams; Financial Planning and Reporting –
production of forecasts,
- Financial Accounting and capital management
- Financial Processing – processing of financial transactions,
Accounts Payable, AR and cash Management
- Systems and Projects – month end processing and control,
maintenance of financial systems.
To fulfil the terms and conditions of the apprenticeship, the
post-holder will be required to complete training on a weekly basis
towards the Apprentice Framework in AAT at level 2 or 3 or 4.
This is a Finance developmental role. The successful candidate
will, in addition to having an interest in the financial operations
of the University, have the ability and potential to develop and
understand basic principle and processes within Finance. The
post-holder will undertake a two year development programme,
leading to a formal qualification and gain experience of a fully
functional finance service.
The qualification will form part of a developmental plan, created
in conjunction with the successful candidate, taking into account
their individual needs.
The post holder will work within the Finance Team.
What you need to demonstrate when you apply
To be considered for this role, here
are the skills/experience we’re looking for:
1. Good spoken and written communication skills.
2. Basic digital skills including the ability to use the internet
3. Five GCSE’s at least Grade C or level four (or equivalent)
including English Language and Mathematics
4. Experience of working in a team.
5. Experience of managing time to meet deadlines.
6. Ability to follow instructions, spoken or written,
7. Have excellent attendance & time keeping.
8. Microsoft Office: word, excel, outlook
9. Demonstrate attention to detail.
10. Have the willingness to undertake an AAT qualification (or
11. Be able to balance working and completing assigned college
How to Apply
We prefer to receive applications online. When you apply you need
to submit a CV and a statement that tells us your experience and
gives examples of how you meet the criteria above and/or submit the
application form and include the information within the form.
We will update you about your application at various points
throughout the selection process, via automated emails from our
e-recruitment system. Please check your spam/junk folder
periodically to make sure you have not missed any of our
Who to contact for more information
If you would like to have a chat or ask any questions about the
role or if you are struggling to complete the application process,
Carol Bainbridge would be happy to speak to you.
Typical Role Requirements
Here are the kind of activities that you’ll be asked to undertake
and ways in which you’ll be expected to operate.
· Provide an excellent service to our students, your colleagues and
anyone else you come across as part of your role by carrying out
your tasks using the relevant procedures (which we will provide
· Be aware of any hazards and risks and report any incidents.
· Log and record routine information and data for use by
· Pass on information for use by others.
· Use standard office-based devices and applications such as Word
and Excel to deliver services.
· Help and cooperate with the rest of your team.
· Help your colleagues when required with other key activities
undertaken within your service.
· Learn new skills and practices from more experienced
· Bring any problems to the attention of more senior
· Show a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and the
· Respond to routine requests for information.
· Use digital devices and apps (such as email) to communicate with
students, your colleagues and anyone else you come across as part
of your role.
· Any other reasonable duties.
Please note that in submitting your application Durham University
will be processing your data. We would ask you to consider the
relevant University Privacy Statement
Privacy Notices - Durham University
which provides information
on the collation, storing and use of data.
This post is a full time, fixed term for a 2 year period.
When appointing to this role the University must ensure that it
meets any applicable immigration requirements, including salary
thresholds which are applicable to some visas.