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Bournemouth University students are part of one of the best Students’ Unions in the UK…SUBU. As winners of the 2016 NUS Education Award and sector leaders for ‘Student Voice’ in the 2017 National Student Survey, SUBU consistently delivers an outstanding experience for its students. 

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Deputy Head of Finance - Feb 2021 

About the Union

Students' Union at BU Ltd. (SUBU) is an independent charity representing around 19,000 students at the University of Bournemouth.

SUBU is a democratically run organisation, led by a team of four elected sabbatical officers, who together with a team of permanent staff, are dedicated to making the lives of Bournemouth University students better.

SUBU’s mission is to support, represent and empower our students.


About the Role

Working to the Head of Finance, you will have a key role in ensuring that SUBU is financially stable now and in the future.

The postholder will be an integral part of the Union’s management team and will support the Head of Finance in the development and application of robust systems and processes.

The postholder will be responsible for providing management information and business intelligence to the Board of Trustees, Chief Executive, and Senior Management Team.

The postholder will work across both the Charity and Commercial arms of the Union to ensure strong financial management and compliance with all legal, regulatory and procedural requirements.


Person Specification –

  • Finalist Part or fully qualified: ideally CIMA or a similar recognised accountancy qualification with 2+ years’ experience.
  • Extensive experience with computerized accounting systems, experience of SAGE would be an advantage
  • Competent in all Microsoft Office applications, in-depth knowledge of Excel
  • Time management skills with the ability to deliver multiple projects
  • Ability to process large amounts of timely and accurate quality information
  • Accuracy and thoroughness and a high attention to detail
  • Strong organisational ability
  • Can work calmly under pressure
  • Innovative and solution orientated
  • Self-motivated


Reporting to                        Head of Finance                                    

Place of Work:                    Student Centre

Hours of Work:                   Part-time, 3 days per week

Grade:                                  6 (£30,046 – 38,017 pro rata)



About the Process

Closing Date – Midday, Friday 12th March 2021

Date of Interviews/assessment: Friday 19th March 2021


Details of process –

If you are interested in this role, please complete an Application Form and Diversity Monitoring form that can be downloaded below and email it to

CV’s and Covering Letters are not required.

We will not be able to change the interview date so please ensure that you can attend on the date given.

The Format for this role will be:

All applications will be anonymised

All applications will be first sifted against the key criteria for the role

All applications that pass first sift will be put forward to the recruitment panel for this role to choose whom they wish to interview


If you have an enquiries regarding this role please contact


Final Steps

All applicants who are chosen for interview will be asked if they require any reasonable adjustments to accommodate any disabilities.

All applicants will be asked to:

Be interviewed by a panel of two people, applicants will be asked the same questions and each interview should take no more than 45 minutes.

Complete a task-based assessment, details will follow.


Application deadline
Midday, Friday 12th March 2021

Interviews will be held 
Friday19th March 2021

Duties will commence:
April 2021 (details to be confirmed)

To apply: Please forward the completed Application form and Diversity Monitoring form to


Equal Opportunities Notice


SUBU is striving to become more inclusive workplace and better represent the student community that we serve. We would therefore encourage applicants from the following communities to apply if they feel that they would want to be part of our change:


  • People of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds
  • People with Disabilities
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender + people
  • Gender Equality

Good luck to everyone in your job applications!