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Centre Manager – Centre on Personal Financial Wellbeing

Aston Business School

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 per annum (pro-rata)
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Part Time (0.4)
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Friday 25 February 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R220009
Release Date:  Friday 07 January 2022

Aston Business School is a Triple Accredited University (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA) and one of the leading Universities in the UK for academic research (in the recent REF we received 100% for Research Impact), excellent teaching (awarded Gold rating in the 2016/17 TEF) and business engagement. We are only one of three UK institutions with the Small Business Charter Gold Award. In 2020 we were the Guardian’s University of the Year and the THE’s Entrepreneurial University of the Year. We are again shortlisted for University of the Year in 2021-22.The University actively supports and finances academic and entrepreneurial spin-offs.  

This post will work within and support a new research team that is being established within ABS addressing research related to personal financial wellbeing. The Centre will explore all aspects of asset building, financial resilience development and personal financial security, for both the short term (savings etc.) and longer term (pensions etc.). It will include a focus on financial education and exploring how individuals and households make financial decisions. It will include work that address personal finances for individuals, families and those operating small or self-employed businesses. It will seek to focus on personal finance issues in a dynamic world of changed opportunities and challenges such as debt and credit management and both the accumulation and decumulation of wealth.  

The successful candidate will become a core member of a team working to support and manage a range of existing projects with high profiles partners and clients. They will be responsible for all aspects of the creating and successful delivery of a wide range of events such as workshops and seminars and also research data gathering events such as interviews and focus groups. They will help establish and then deliver a social media strategy including sting up and then ensuring regular updating of the Centre’s website and all aspects of its social media presence. They will be a central point of contact for the Centre’s stakeholders including research partners as well as staff. They will provide administrative support to members of the team including diary management and support financial budgeting and research spending monitoring and reporting both to the University and to research funders.  They will also help to form new relationships and new research bids and partnerships including leading on the coordination of research bids. Their work will be an integral part of the operation of all stages of the research work undertaken and be part of the team that authors reports and papers resulting from the Centre’s research work aiming to achieve high impact and effect with our work to both a public and an academic audience.  

The successful candidate for this post will be highly organized, including having project management skills, and have excellent communication skills both orally and written. They will have experience of, and a desire to explore and learn new aspects of social media and online presence development. They will have significant prior administrative experience, ideally but not necessarily within a University or other research environment. They will have a desire to see advances made in the field of supporting personal financial wellbeing. They will have an aptitude to financial management and budgeting and experience of running projects within financial constraints. They will be able to act independently, work to strict deadlines and take their own initiative. 

The university has a dynamic working policy allowing staff to work in a location that best suits the work. So while there may be an occasional need to attend the campus, the role holder will be able to work from home on a regular basis.

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered.

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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