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Head of Finance

Close of applications: 23:59, 26 February 2023

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We are looking to appoint a Head of Finance to join our student-led charity based in Southampton. The role will manage our day-to-day finances, develop our finance team and processes, support business planning, and ensure our charitable funds are used to their best effect.

This role is ideal for a finance professional looking to gain a wide range of experience within the not-for-profit sector.  It will include overseeing financial transactions for our £5m turnover social enterprise outlets (shop, vegan café, café bar, and pub), a varied events programme, and our very own lettings agency.

Our finance team directly support our 400+ student-led sports clubs and societies with awarding over £0.25m of grants every year and providing our in-house “money hub” financial management system.  The team also deliver monthly payroll for our 70 full-time staff and over 200 casual student staff.

You will have the opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of our 24,000 members and help deliver our vision that every student loves their time at Southampton.

About Us

We are the University of Southampton Students' Union (SUSU). Independent from the University, we're run by students, for students and our vision is that every student loves their time at Southampton. 

As an employer, we offer a range of benefits: 

  • Holiday of 30 days per annum. In addition, there are six closure holiday days during Easter and Christmas and eight bank holidays. 
  • Defined contributions pension scheme where we contribute 10%. 
  • Discounted bus passes (UniLink and Blue Star) and a cycle scheme 

To find out more, visit our website here 

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You can easily apply using your CV and covering letter by clicking on 'Apply Now'.
For additional information or queries before submitting your application, please contact Paul Davie, Chief Operating Officer (
Interviews are scheduled for 6 March 2023

Please note feedback will not be provided if you are not shortlisted for interview.   

SUSU is an equal opportunities employer that values a diverse workforce and we want to reflect the student body that we represent. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination and will ensure that our recruitment activities are mindful of equality and diversity matters.