Student Finance Advisor

Job Description


Bournemouth & Poole College has an exciting opportunity for a Student Finance Advisor to join their team on a part time basis. In returnyou will receive a competitive salary of £17,363 per annum pro rata. Please note that this is an annualised hours contract, and the bulk of the hours will be on a full time basis for the Autumn Term.
Bournemouth & Poole College are the largest provider of further education and apprentices within the area. We have around 11,000 students that are from across the UK and the world. Our passion is education and transformation through skills and knowledge. We are proud to demonstrate high student achievement and our apprenticeship training ranks extremely highly - we are in the top 11 % of general FE colleges and top 6.5% overall including other providers for apprenticeship delivery.

About the role:
As our Student Finance Advisor you will ensure, in conjunction with the Student Wellbeing Coordinator, that all applications for Student Finance are assessed within published and agreed turnaround times. You will ensure that students can access and have information on Student Finance information and provide an outstanding Front of House service for Student Experience areas. As well as this, you will provide administration support for other members of the Student Experience team.
Responsibilities as our Student Finance Advisor will include:
- To provide an outstanding Front of House service for Student Experience
- To provide accurate and timely administration to support applications that are made for Student Finance
- To support and assess applications made for Student Finance
- To operate in a flexible manner to provide cover across Students Experience functions
- Deliver high quality customer service to all enquirers in relation to a wide range of Student
- To participate in The College’s appraisal process and to undertake any training that may be appropriate.
- To work with the Student Wellbeing Coordinator on further developments and improvements to the Student Finance processes
- To work with all areas of Student Experience to ensure that there is appropriate levels of support with cross team projects.
As our Student Finance Advisor, you’llideally have:
- Experience of working with young people.
- Knowledge of basic financial, budgetary and accounting procedures.
- Sound general office and administration experience
- Experience and competence of MS Office IT skills
- 5 GCSEs(or equivalent) including Maths and English
- Educated to Level 3 or be willing towards a Level 3 qualification.
As a member of support staff at Bournemouth & Poole College you can expect to receive a market rate salary and excellent benefits including:
- 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 after 5 years' service with the College
- Up to 5 days leave during the Christmas closure period
- Free parking at all of our college sites (where spaces are available)
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
Close date – 03 June 2021
If you feel you are the right candidate for this Student Finance Advisor rolethen please click ‘apply’ now! We’d love to hear from you!
The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks which includes an enhanced DBS check as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK.

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