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Finance Business Partner

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Newcastle upon Tyne
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Financial Management Team

Finance Business Partner

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 6 Current pay-scale is �35,392 to �42,618

Job Type: Permanent Post

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours flexible working is available.

Location Base: NEAS HQ @ Newburn, agile working from home

We are looking for an enthusiastic Finance Business Partner to come and join our restructured and ambitious Financial Management Team.

As a team we believe in providing an excellent service to our fantastic colleagues on the frontline, in support services and to the patients of the North East, with a focus on continuous improvement.

You will join a supportive team and receive full training on all aspects of the role.

As part of providing an excellent financial management service to the organisation the successful candidate will act as a financial business partner to our operational services, providing comprehensive financial management support and advice to service managers and the Trust.

For further information and an informal discussion please contact Andrea Thompson (Head of Financial Reporting and Planning) via email ( or phone (07717751956).

Main duties of the job

Act as a business partner for operational services, providing comprehensive financial management support and advice to service managers and the Trust. Part of doing this is getting to know the business from an operational perspective. This includes the preparation and monitoring of annual revenue budgets in line with approved Trust Business Plans, and supporting budget holders to make better decisions based on the financial information and the advice they receive for the ultimate benefit of the patients we serve.

Provide support and input to service development projects within services and across the Trust as assigned, with a particular focus on financial aspects of business case preparation (identifying all activity, income and expenditure and capital impacts).

To provide financial information and data that assists in the production of regular monthly and quarterly finance reports to the Trust Board and NHS England.

About us

We employ 3,500 staff in 63 locations and serve a population of 2,600,000 in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, and Tees over 3230 square miles.

Many people think the job of the ambulance service is to collect patients and take them to hospital, but we do much more!

Paramedic skills have developed hugely in recent years, meaning we carry out more treatment at the scene and en-route to hospital.

We have a dedicated clinical assessment service that allows us to provide patients with the most appropriate care from the beginning of the patient journey.

We have a specialised branch of the Trust called HART which deal with explosions or terrorist attacks.

Ultimately patients are the heart of everything that we do to support our mission of \safe, effective and responsive care for all.

We value and respect the diversity employees bring to our workplace. We recruit a workforce that reflects the community we serve, and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. To ensure we deliver on our aims in relation to diversity and inclusion we assess ourselves against a range of frameworks. We are ENEI Gold employer, Disability Confident Leader, Dyslexia Smart Award employer, Dementia Friendly, and part of Mind Blue Light programme and the Race at Work Charter from the Princes Responsible Business Network and are achieving across all objectives in NHS Equality Delivery System.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please ensure you refer to the job description attached to this advert for full details and responsibilities for the role.

Person Specification



  • Qualified Accountant and/or with specialist knowledge and experience,
  • whilst studying towards attaining a recognised CCAB-approved accountancy qualification and membership.


  • Degree.
  • CCAB-approved accountancy qualification.
  • Willingness to develop through internal and external sources.



  • Significant experience of management accounting, working as a middle
  • manager within a complex finance department.
  • Experience of working with budget holders and providing a high quality customer focused service.
  • Experience of managing a team, including appraisals, motivating,
  • training and disciplinary matters.
  • Experience of computerised financial systems.
  • An advanced understanding of financial management and financial
  • accounting principles.
  • Experience of financial (budget) and non-financial (workforce)reporting and analysis.
  • Understanding of the cash impact of financial decisions.


  • Knowledge of the key financial and operational performance targets for Ambulance Services and the wider NHS.
  • Experience within a middle management role in a large NHS Trust.
  • Experience of monitoring cost improvement scheme delivery.
  • Knowledge of using Oracle systems.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust


Ambulance HQ, Bernicia House

Goldcrest Way, Newburn Riverside

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE15 8NY

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