Staffline Recruitment Ireland
Band 3 – Finance Officer (Bursary Officer Admin & Clerical) for a large public sector organisation based through the Belfast Trust.
Location: Bursary Administration Unit, Business Services Organisation, 2nd Floor Upper 2 Franklin Street, Belfast BT2 8DQ
Pay Per Hour: £11.11
Hours : Full time
This post primarily involves the assessment and payment of student nurse bursaries, travel expenses, means-tested dependency allowances and other on-course expenses. The post holder will also deputise in the absence of the Band 4.
MAIN DUTIES / RESPONISBILITIES
Management and organisation of the daily workload of the Bursary Administration Unit (in excess of 2000 students), ensuring deadlines (including monthly closedowns) are met, and confidentiality and security of information are maintained at all times.
The provision of a student information service, advising students, members of the public, DHSSPSNI staff and both academic and administrative staff at the Universities of bursary entitlement and all other allowances available.
Dealing with queries both in person and by telephone, from students, DHSSPSNI, academics and other University staff, Finance Departments, Education & Library Boards, Royal College of Nursing, Social Security Offices, NI Housing Executive and the general public.
Always Ensuring the confidentiality of student records and systems and complying with statutory regulations.
Calculation and processing of excess travel claims and on-course expenses and informing students of entitlement.
Receipting of cheques in respect of overpayments and updating files as necessary.
Distribution and subsequent validation of bi-monthly verification lists (Head Count).
Liaising with the Universities regarding the cessation/recommencement of students’ bursaries and updating personal files.
Cancellation of incorrect bursaries and the reissue of replacement cheques/money transfers.
Liaising with the Trusts regarding the processing and deduction of Board and Lodgings from student bursaries. Issuing payment to the Trusts on a monthly basis for the amount deducted.
The management of complaints regarding bursaries.
Assessment and calculation of bursaries under the agreed guidelines.
Marketing and promoting the activity of the Student Bursary Section.
Any other duties as may be assigned by Line Managers.
5 GCSE’s including GCSE English Language & GCSE Mathematics (Grades A -C) OR equivalent qualification to demonstrate literacy and numeracy OR Higher Qualification
Have a minimum of 12 months’ relevant experience.
If you are interested and available for this position, please upload your CV to the link or contact Ben Martin.
To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles. As there are so many applications, unsuccessful candidates may not be contacted.
Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate. It will be a cost of between £18 – £33 depending on clearance level.