Head of Finance & Resources

The role

Effective financial management is central to our strategy and operating model. The Head of Finance and Resources will be crucial to managing our finances and resources while embedding a culture of financial efficiency and effective controls.

Reporting directly to the CEO, and working with the Finance and General Purposes Committee, the Head of Finance and Resources will lead on financial and resourcing matters and will be expected to provide critical financial information, insightful analysis, and timely reporting to facilitate the development of the organisation.

The role oversees a close-knit team of three part-time members of staff. The postholder will therefore have a degree of autonomy, but will be expected to ensure operational tasks are completed whilst contributing to the wider development of the organisation.

The role’s main functions are to:

  • Ensure the efficient and effective financial planning and management of UKCISA’s resources
  • Support the effective functioning of the Finance & General Purposes Committee and Board of Trustees
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of UKCISA policy and strategy

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant who has had wide exposure to financial reporting and processes. The ability to influence and communicate with a range of stakeholders will be crucial to the role as the postholder will be reporting to the Finance and General Purposes Committee as well as the Board. The role would therefore suit a dynamic and progressive individual who can thrive in a supporting and collaborative environment.

Our office is very close to Angel underground station, but our staff are currently working remotely. When conditions allow, we would expect working from the office to resume. However, we can be flexible about home working. Our preferred working pattern is four days per week, but there is flexibility around this and the role can be adapted for other working patterns for the right candidate. Working patterns and home working can be discussed at interview stage.

Download the full job description and personal specification

Head of Finance and Resources Role Profile 2020.pdf 

How to apply

To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV and covering letter (2 pages max) to Recruitment@ukcisa.org.uk. In the covering letter please explain how your experience is relevant to this role and explain how you meet the person specification.

We will be reviewing applications as they come in and interviewing on a rolling basis. We will therefore close the recruitment before the deadline if a suitable candidate is found, so you are advised to apply early.

We are hoping for a November start date, but are flexible for the right candidate.

Application deadline: 6th October 2020

Head of Advice and Training

The role

We are refreshing UKCISA's training offer for members and non-members, as part of our new strategic plan and in response to the external policy context, including the new UK immigration system. We are also implementing a new CRM system to help us improve and monitor engagement with members and students. This is therefore a critical moment to help shape the organisation for the future, and ensure we continue to deliver high quality services for members and students.

The Head of Advice and Training will line manage UKCISA’s in-house training team, as well as lead on the engagement of external trainers and freelance advisers as required. This role will liaise closely with other managers across the organisation, in the communications and membership team, and with our events coordinator. The Head of Advice and Training will represent UKCISA at national and international events, including deputising for members of the senior management team (SMT), as required. The role reports to SMT, who will offer strategic direction and support.

The successful candidate will be an experienced adviser in international education, comfortable working directly with students as well as staff across our diverse member organisations. They will have experience of managing teams, and ambitions to lead a team of experienced professionals. The successful candidate will benefit from UKCISA’s commitment to learning and development, and will join a supportive and friendly team.

This is a fixed term role and UKCISA welcomes secondments from member organisations. For more information on the role, or an informal chat, please arrange via Jody O’Brien (jody.o’brien@ukcisa.org.uk).

Download the full job description and personal specification

Head of Advice and Training Role Profile 2020.pdf

How to apply

To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV and covering letter (2 pages max) to Recruitment@ukcisa.org.uk. In the covering letter please explain how your experience is relevant to this role and explain how you meet the person specification.

Application deadline: 12th October 2020

Administrative Assistant Paid Internship

The role

The Administrative Assistant will provide crucial administrative support during the #WeAreInternational Student Ambassador Programme recruitment in October and November 2020, ensuring the delivery of an efficient and fair recruitment process.

The Administrative Assistant will be the first contact point for student applications, and will provide administrative support to the Strategic Partnerships Lead for the programme recruitment with a particular focus on answering enquiries from applicants, collating application documents, assisting in shortlisting, and arranging online interviews.

The successful candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Office, have excellent communication skills and experience working with students.

Our office is very close to Angel underground station, but our staff are currently working remotely.

This is an eight-week fixed term internship and UKCISA welcomes current students to apply for this role – you must be permitted to work in the UK.

The role will be for a maximum of 20 hours per week, paying £12 per hour. We are flexible with the days you work within reason – working patterns can be discussed at interview stage.

Download the full job description and personal specification

Administrative Assistant Intern Profile 2020.pdf

How to apply

To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV and covering letter (two page max) to Recruitment@ukcisa.org.uk. In the covering letter please explain how your experience is relevant to this role and explain how you meet the person specification.

Application deadline: 6th October 2020

Interviews will take place on Thursday 8 October.


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