BUFDG Tax Specialist

BUFDG Tax Specialist (0.6 FTE to full time)


BUFDG is looking for an enthusiastic, imaginative and organised colleague with the right skills to join our small team and perform this crucial member engagement role. 


The British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG) is the representative body for higher education finance staff in the United Kingdom. Our members are the Directors of Finance and Chief Financial Officers (and their staff) of almost all UK higher education institutions.


This role would suit a qualified tax professional (VAT or direct taxes) with experience of advising universities on best practice to achieve compliance and financial efficiency. You need to be a people person who is also a great communicator and someone who is keen to build and develop a network of colleagues working in Finance and beyond to assist our members on issues relating to tax.


We are looking for someone who can work between 0.6 FTE and full time, with actual working hours flexible. The post can be based at our offices in Loughborough, or home-based.


BUFDG is a Professional HE Services Ltd (PHES) organisation and offers competitive salaries benchmarked to the University of Sheffield grading structure (Grade 8/9 £41,526 - £59,135 pa pro-rata, dependent on qualifications and experience with scope for further progression for exceptional performance). A defined contribution pension scheme is offered with 7.5% employee and 16% employer contribution rates, together with life insurance. We offer 30 days’ holiday (pro rata) plus bank holidays and discretionary days’ office closure. Support for CPD and appropriate training will be given.


To apply, complete the application form and email it to recruitment@bufdg.ac.uk.


For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Amanda Darley, BUFDG Tax Specialist amanda@bufdg.ac.uk or 07711 289039.


The job description and application form can be downloaded from:



Closing date: Monday 25th November 2019 at midday

Interviews in Loughborough: Wednesday 4th December 2019