Finance & HR Administrator

Dyson School of Design Engineering

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 15th Dec 2021
  • Salary: £33,977 - £38,360
  • REF: ENG01980
  • Closes: 30th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Job summary

The Dyson School of Design Engineering is a young and dynamic department in the Faculty of Engineering at Imperial College London. We are looking to grow our finance team by appointing a Finance & HR Administrator, who will be assisting in the support of the School’s administration of finances, research grants and be responsible for HR related departmental tasks, such as staffing and recruitment in collaboration with the Central College HR teams.

You will support academic staff, acting as a conduit between the department, research services, the contracts management team, HR and Recruitment hubs. They will help managing research proposals, awarded grants, and resulting research staff contracts maintaining staff costings, forecasts and timesheets. The post holder will also support the Senior Research and Finance Manager in other aspects of financial administration and support the Professional Services team of the School to facilitate the smooth running of all administrative processes and policies.

Duties and responsibilities

You will support the management of financial data and accounting in the Dyson School of Design Engineering. In particular, you will be responsible in assisting the School to recruit and manage existing staff members, handling the HR related finances and accounting requirements and updating and maintaining departmental databases and trackers.

You will be the go-to person for HR policies and procedures and act as departmental representative linking to Central College HR and Recruitment teams, systems and operations.

Essential requirements

    • Demonstrable experience in the Higher Education or Research Institution sector in a similar or related role


    • Knowledge of financial management, accounting and control administration within an organisation


    • Strong IT skills (especially Microsoft Excel and databases, electronic finance systems (e.g. Oracle), and the other Microsoft office programmes)


  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

Further information

The position is full-time and open-ended, with a salary of £33,997 – £38,360 per annum.

This post forms part of the Dyson School of Design Engineering core administration and is advertised as open ended, subject to passing probation.

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Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework . Our values are:

  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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