Finance Administrator

Job Description:

Finance Administrator

UE06 £29,619 – £34,308CMVM / MGPHS / USHER InstituteFull time, 35 hours per week (part-time minimum of 24 hours/week would be considered)Fixed Term, available from October 2022 for 12 months Usher Institute within The University of Edinburgh is looking for an experienced Finance Administrator.

The Opportunity

As an important member of the Institute’s finance team, the post holder will provide proactive business support for research projects and applications in the Usher InstituteInformal enquiries may be directed to Vasilia Kakamouka, Research Finance & Business Support Manager (

Your Skills And Attributes For Success

  • Knowledge of accounts and budgeting (min HNC or equivalent).
  • Considerable office administration experience.
  • A high level of competence with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Ability to use initiative, cope under pressure, maintain confidentiality, meet tight deadlines and show flexibility.

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Please include your CV and a supporting statement with details of how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience required for this post.

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family-friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

The post will be based in Teviot Place / Nine Bioquarter with hybrid working to be agreed upon with the manager.

If invited for an interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right-to-work web pages.

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role.  If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

About Us

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.


The Usher Institute works with people, populations and their data to understand and advance the health of individuals and populations through innovative collaborations in a global community. Our Director is Professor Aziz Sheikh OBE, and we sit within the Edinburgh Medical School in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at The University of Edinburgh.

Working with partners across the NHS, policymakers, industry partners and the public is central to our highly collaborative ethos. Three core research centres in Global Health, Medical Informatics and Population Health Sciences are at the heart of the Usher Institute; also home to the Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit and a bustling General Practice, the Mackenzie Medical Centre.

The Usher Institute is a truly interdisciplinary environment. Around 350 researchers and support staff with expertise in a varied range of methodologies and topics contribute to world-leading research in global health, population health sciences and medical informatics. Our research expertise is at the heart of the excellent educational experience we offer in a wide range of taught and research postgraduate programmes, both online and on-campus, our programme of continuing professional development and our contribution to the undergraduate medical degree.

We maintain an open, engaging and dynamic environment and welcome collaborations from around the globe.

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Job Category: Associate
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Scotland

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