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Centre for Digital Built Britain



Closing date: 
Monday, 3 June, 2019

Funding for this post is available for 12 months, or until the return of the post-holder, whichever is sooner. 

The CDBB Finance Manager supports the Head of Operations in ensuring the smooth running of the finance and grant related functions within the Centre, including purchasing. The role holder will play an integral part in informing the senior management's approach to resource allocation and appropriate use of funding streams. The role holder will ensure correct application of the University's Financial Regulations and of the Centre's own procedures in all areas of finance. 

The successful candidate will have: 

  • Ability to interpret financial information and present to both financial and non-financial contacts 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and competence in the use of Oracle Financials or similar accounting programme 
  • Knowledge of business processes & financial systems 
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and balance need, risk and pragmatism when developing solutions. 

The University has received funding of £30M million from InnovateUK as part of the £72M Core Innovation Hub partnership with BRE and MTC. The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) at the University of Cambridge will focus on the ongoing transformation of the built environment through the digital tools, standards and processes that are collectively known as Building Information Modelling (BIM). The Centre is a key element in the Digital Built Britain programme which has the ambition of delivering a step-change in construction productivity, creating approximately £2.9 billion of net discounted savings for the Exchequer through the delivery of high performing assets in infrastructure and buildings, and driving exports for UK firms. 

The long-term vision for the Centre is to develop and demonstrate policy and practical insights that will enable the exploitation of new and emerging technologies, data and analytics to enhance the natural and built environment, thereby driving up commercial competitiveness and productivity, as well as citizen quality of life and well-being. 

Funding is available for a full-time post, but the Centre would consider proposals for job-share arrangements or for part-time working at 80%FTE or above. 

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries regarding this position should be made to Nik Thomas, Head of Operations by email:

Interviews will be held in the week beginning 10th June 2019.

Please quote reference AK18981 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: Academic Division, Cambridge

SALARY: £30,395-£39,609


CATEGORY: Academic-related

PUBLISHED: 30 April 2019

CLOSING DATE: 3 June 2019

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