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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH21 6UU
£30,502 - £34,308 per year
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Full Time
35.75 hours per week
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Finance Business Partner (Research Grants and External Funding)

Finance Department

Grade 6 - £30,502 - £34,308 (with possible progression to £37,474)

Hours: 35.75 hour per week (1FTE)

Contract Basis: Open ended


An opportunity has arisen within our Finance Department for a Finance Business Partner (Research Grants and External Funding). This role will provide first class support to the staff in the University in the costing and administrative support of research grants and contracts activity. 

The ideal candidate will have carried out a similar role in another university or other research organisation and be looking to advance their career and experience in a progressive department.

You will provide support in delivering a high quality, proactive financial management and management information service to the budget holders and managers within the University, and to external stakeholders in respect of externally funded projects. This is a key role in ensuring that the performance of externally funded awards is controlled, monitored and reported upon in compliance with all internal and external regulations and terms and conditions

Should you wish to apply for the vacancy please visit our vacancies page download the job description and complete an application online.

If you have any queries regarding the application process or require any special assistance please email

Closing date for completed applications is Sunday 5th March 2023

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

As a university, we are committed to the Researcher Development Concordat and were, in fact, the first Scottish Higher Education Institute (and part of the first UK cohort of institutes) to publicly declare our commitment to its principles.

Queen Margaret University is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment, and we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Please have a look at our Diversity, Wellbeing and Inclusion Calendar.

We are proud to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award which recognises the advancement of gender equality at QMU. Find out more about Athena SWAN here. We have a number of family friendly policies and are happy to consider job share applications.