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Income and Collections Assistant (Fixed Term)

Finance - Accounts Processing

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £26,271 to £28,724
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Friday 01 December 2023
Interview Date:  Friday 15 December 2023
Reference:  0678-23
Further details:    Job Description    

About the University of Sunderland 

The University of Sunderland offers life-changing opportunities for 27,500 students across its campuses in Sunderland, London, Hong Kong, and through global partnerships with learning institutions in 15 countries. We're proud to be a top 50 UK university (Guardian University Guide 2024), with top-quality facilities, inclusive culture, and our vibrant, ever-changing city.

About the role

We have a newly created role within the Finance team working across both our Income and Collections teams will see you working as part of a busy and dedicated team. This is an exciting time to join the team with the creation of the Income and Collections Assistant role paving the way for the future development and growth of the teams. You will join two established teams and take responsibility for key tasks across the Income and Collections cycles of the University and its subsidiary companies.

This post is a six-month fixed term contract.

What you can bring 

Previous financial experience is essential as you will be expected to carry out key financial tasks as part of the Income and Collection cycles in line with university policies and procedures. These key tasks feed directly into the annual accounts and are key to monitoring the budget.

You must have excellent customer service skills as a crucial part of this role will be to ensure we positively impact on the Student Journey and ensure that every conversation is a positive experience for the students. You must be a team player whilst effectively prioritising your daily workload to make sure set deadlines are met. You will be efficient and effective in both your written and verbal communication, have strong attention to detail, and will enjoy being part of a busy team in this challenging role to be able to get the job done!

What we can offer you 

The University of Sunderland is not just a place of academic excellence, but also a community that embraces inclusivity and support. We value our staff and offer a rewarding package that goes beyond just salary. Joining our team comes with a host of benefits designed to enhance your work-life balance and overall well-being.

  • Enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 31 days, along with an additional 5 closure days over the Christmas break and 8 Bank Holidays. 
  • Enrolment into our workplace pension scheme, ensuring your financial security for the future. 
  • As part of our commitment to your well-being, we offer the My Lifestyle Benefits Platform, where you can enjoy online discounts at hundreds of retailers every day. Plus, take advantage of exclusive schemes that allow you to purchase a new car, bike, or technology at a discounted rate. 
  • Your health and well-being are important to us. That's why we provide access to private medical insurance, health cash plans, and guidance on financial well-being.
  • For those with young children, our on-site nursery offers exceptional care and education for children from birth to school age, operating throughout the year.
  • Maintaining an active lifestyle is made easy with discounted membership for CitySpace Fitness, our state-of-the-art facility for sports and social activities. 

At the University of Sunderland, we prioritise not only your professional growth but also your happiness and well-being. 

Equality, diversity & inclusion 

We strongly believe that an inclusive university, where a diverse range of individuals feel valued and have equal opportunity to get into work and reach their potential, is good for our staff, students, university, and society.

Our work on equality, diversity and inclusivity has never been more important. We believe inclusivity is an essential value at the heart of what we do, and we want all our staff to be part of that journey with us.

Our recent staff survey conducted in 2023 showed that 97% of our staff believed that we were committed to achieving an inclusive university.

The closing date for applications is Friday 1st December 2023

Interviews/assessments are likely to take place on Friday 15th December 2023

For informal enquiries on the role, please contact Scott Lowes - 

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