Student Payments Administrator

Blue Octopus
SM4 5QX, Morden
£23,771- £25,644 per annum, incl LA + 35 Days + Bank Holidays (pro-rata)
19 Jul 2021
16 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Here at Merton College, we are now looking for a Student Payments Administrator to support the Student Funds Co-ordinator in various administrative tasks associated with processing student finance to the Colleges’ students. This includes LSF applications (16-18, 19+ Hardship and Child Care funding), Adult Learner Loan (ALL) and Merton Adult Education (MAE) applications, HE Hardship and Inclusion applications.

We’re looking for an individual who has substantial experience of working within a complex administrative environment and who has an advanced level of computer literacy with accurate keyboard and data entry skills. Comfortable working under pressure and to strict deadlines, you will be able to use initiative, organise and prioritise and work effectively as part of a team. You’ll also need good communication skills both orally and in writing and be able to produce reports to a variety of audiences.

Closing date for the return of a complete online application is 15th August 2021

The benefits package includes generous annual leave of 23 days plus up to 7 additional days over Christmas/New Year as well as an additional 5 days Wellbeing leave to enhance employees’ physical and mental health. This leave is all in addition to Bank Holiday entitlement. There is an excellent pension scheme that receives a significant financial contribution from the employer (Teachers Pensions or Local Government Pension Scheme), subsidised sports facilities and professional development and training plus a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.

South Thames Colleges group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

The South Thames Colleges Group is made up of Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, which merged on 1 August 2017. South Thames Colleges Group is one of London’s largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities. We aim to put students’ success at the heart of everything we do.

We are looking for hard-working and collaborative people who can join our team and help challenge our students to progress and achieve.

When you click on ‘Apply’, you will be forwarded to the application page which sits on a platform hosted by an external partner called Blue Octopus who support STCG throughout the recruitment process.