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Assistant Finance Manager (Contract Income)

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking to recruit a qualified accountantto join the Contract Income Team in a new role as Assistant Finance Manager. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator with experience in a range of accounting areas, proven advanced Excel skills and a working knowledge of databases. Analytical and problem-solving skills are needed, as well as the ability to be organised and methodical whilst taking a strategic view.

This is a key role in the finance team and will work closely with the Head of Contract Income & Costing, Finance Manager (Contract Income) and Senior Commissioning Accountants to provide a robust and reliable service to the Trust.

Main duties of the job

The Contract Income team is responsible for the reporting and billing of the Trusts NHS patient activity income, liaising closely with the clinical divisions, Information and Commissioning & Planning Teams. Externally, the team works with commissioning bodies across the country. This role:
  • Supports the Finance Manager (Contract Income) and Head of Contract Income & Costing in managing the Trust's approach to contract income.
  • Manages and executes the Trust's approach to Devices income reporting.
  • Deputises for the Finance Manager (Contract Income) and Head of Contract Income & Costing in matters concerning Contract Income.
  • Undertakes Project work relating to the Contract Income in support of the Director of Finance and Head of Contract Income & Costing (e.g., the devolvement of Specialised Services to ICBs).

About us

University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, with a workforce of over 13,000 staff and 100+ different clinical services across 10 sites, serving a population of over 500,000 people across Bristol and Weston.UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to patients. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust,committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

Join us and you can enjoy city living, be in the countryside or by the seaside, with easy access to all the South Westoffers. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

As an equal opportunities employer, actively working towards a diverse workforce, we aim to create aworkforce that represents the diversity of our community and are committed to designing our services around the needs of patients and their loved ones. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Trust is committed to staff development and this role provides excellent prospects for career progression. Most of this team are currently working flexibly between a home and work base (at either the Trust HQ in central Bristol, or from the Finance Office in Weston General Hospital). Either base would be available for the appointee, with the possibility of some home working (IT equipment and support will be provided). Please also note that new entrants to the NHS are usually expected to start at the bottom of the pay band.For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Kowledge and Experience


  • CCAB or equivalent qualification
  • Knowledge and experience of designing and using advanced spreadsheets
  • Experience of working with a team to achieve deadlines and objectives
  • Awareness of and willingness to work in accordance with the trust values


  • Advanced knowledge of contract income with proven experience
  • Knowledge and experience of designing and using databases (ideally SQL)
  • Previous NHS experience



  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, in person) with colleagues and internal and external stakeholders
  • Flexible and adaptable approach
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a professional and customer focused service
  • Proven ability for accuracy in written and verbal information
  • Initiative and drive to achieve results

Skills & Abilities


  • Proven ability to take a strategic overview, whilst giving due attention to getting the detail correct
  • Proven ability to work independently with limited supervision, within the context of a wider team
  • Reliable and capable of working with confidential and sensitive information

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