Head of Financial Management

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year per annum
Closing date
31 May 2023

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

Head of Financial Management

Permanent- Full time

�70,417 - �81,138 per annum

Closing Date- 31st May 2023

Interview Date- TBC

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, forward thinking finance team? This may be the role for you.

Please note we also have a Head of Financial, Planning and Costing role out to advert, should you be interested in both roles please kindly submit your application to both vacancies. Interviews will be held on the same day.

This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.


Main duties of the job

To provide a comprehensive (finance) business partnering service to Directorate Management teams (Clinical Directors, General Managers and Lead/Heads of Nursing) within the Trust enabling the efficient management of their resources

To support the Deputy Chief Finance Officer with financial and strategic issues.

To support the Deputy Chief Finance Officer in providing financial reporting, planning, forecasting and an advisory service at a Trust wide level to Directors and the Board

Deputising for the Deputy Chief Finance Officer if necessary

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, on-site discounted gym, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Advising all parts of the organisation on the implications of financial strategy and policy. Proactively advising, influencing and educating on all business and financial objectives and the planned income and expenditure position.

Lead the co-ordination of the annual budget setting process for the Trust in conjunction with the Deputy Chief Finance Officer.

Ensure that appropriate finance and business performance analysis is provided, to Directorate Teams ina timely manner, and advise on key issues and support the delivery of Directorate performance targets

Direct line management of the Senior Finance Business Partners

Support the Project Management Office / Transformation Support Unit in relation to the identification, delivery and reporting of the savings programme.

Work with both the Income and Information teams to support the production of the monthly financial position, and provide appropriate performance analysis and reporting for the Trust.

To provide leadership to the business partnering team in delivery of its objectives.

Provide information and support to the Trusts internal performance management regime as required

To take responsibility / lead on projects which may have significance in the way resources are deployed throughout the Trust.

To provide leadership on the business support to the Trust and Directorates in the development of business cases and service redesign.

Providing financial advice to the Trust operational teams drawing on performance monitoring information including, activity variances, performance against national targets and policy changes that may impact on decision making and forecasts.

Responsible for day-to-day management and development of the business partnering team.

Provide information and support to internal and external audit ensuring that relevant audit report recommendations are followed up and implemented

Provide appropriate advice concerning all aspects of financial control liaising with Trust subject matter experts (standing financial instructions, standing orders etc.), probity and stewardship, charitable funds guidelines and VAT principles and regulations.

To act as an authorised signatory for transactions from the Trusts bank accounts

Responsible for managing the business partnering team budget, including budget setting, forecasting and approval of expenditure

Take an overall lead in the Trusts Finance Staff Development programme. Plan and deliver financial training to finance and non-finance staff. Responsible for managing the Financial Accounts and Management Accounts budget, including budget setting, forecasting and approval of expenditure

Additional duties appropriate to the grade as required from time to time.

Plan and deliver financial training to finance and non-finance staff. This may involve Finance Skills Development (FSD) Lead and/or Student Skills Development (SSD) Lead shared with Other Heads of Finance

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge


  • Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written.
  • Good numeracy and technical accounting skills
  • Experience of corporate reporting

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