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Finance Business Partner

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
£64,408 to £73,961 a year per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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

We are looking to appoint a self-motivated CCAB-qualified accountant to fill a Finance Business Partner vacancy within the Finance department. The Finance Business Partner role is intended to facilitate a high level of collaboration between the Finance Team and Trust business areas.

As well as providing business partnering support to one of our Directorates, you will play an important role as a senior member of the Management Accounts Team driving continuous improvement. You will need strong interpersonal skills.

Main duties of the job

The Finance Business Partner role is expected to:

- Develop and maintain in depth knowledge of Trust business areas.

- Support and influence business area Directors and Managers

- Provide expert financial support to Directors and Managers in developing high quality business planning activities including business cases and project planning

- Provide Directors and Managers with direction when completing financial planning and forecasting.

- Coach/Mentor Finance Managers and their Teams, and business area Directors and Managers, in delivering high quality correlated financial and non-financial reporting.

About us

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the busiest ambulance Trust in the UK - it is a very exciting Finance Team to be part of. We are seeking someone who will fit with the Trust values - Caring, Respect and Teamwork. This role sits in our Management Accounts team, but has very close links to Operational Directors.

The Finance team works widely across the Trust at all levels up to Board and with a variety of other partners such as external NHS Trusts, commercial organisations, Heathrow Airport, Stadia, London's Air Ambulance and Healthcare UK.

You will have the opportunity to join the team and gain experience of being involved in a varied portfolio.

Annual leave starts at 27 days rising to 33 days, plus bank holidays, in line with agenda for change (NHS terms and conditions).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Develop and maintain in depth knowledge of Trust business areas and their complex financial and performance drivers, and make this information accessible to other members of the Finance Team.

Provide direction and influence business area Directors and Managers to cost effectively deliver Trust strategic objectives.

Facilitate productive working relationships and clear communication between business area managers and staff and the Finance Team.

Provide expert advice to Trust business area Directors, Managers and their teams, to assist them to work with and within financial systems, governance structures and constraints

For a detailed job description and main responsibilities of the role, please see attached job description .

Person Specification



  • Educated to minimum of Masters degree level or equivalent
  • CCAB or equivalent qualified accountant with relevant post qualification experience
  • Undertaken a variety of additional short courses to develop specialist knowledge
  • Significant experience and knowledge gained through working in specialist areas within organisations and from exposure to differing business models. This will be extensive in nature and gained through the development of in depth theoretical knowledge and practical experience.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development



  • Experience providing senior level support to, and influencing, business area Directors and Managers on highly complex Cost Improvement Programme projects and value adding business change initiatives.
  • Experience using and managing forecasting and planning tools
  • Experience building and maintaining complex forecasting and planning models
  • Experience applying Standing Financial Instructions and Schemes of Delegation (or other financial governance frameworks) in practice
  • Experience leading financial training and creating training content
  • Experience influencing senior management and conducting high level, highly complex meetings and discussions with senior managers and Directors
  • Experience providing senior level support in relation to highly complex, technical and sensitive income and expenditure contract negotiations
  • Proven track record of providing high quality, financial analysis and reporting
  • Experience analysing and providing advice in relation to business cases
  • Financial management experience
  • Staff Management experience

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge of: Financial planning, financial governance, management and budgeting
  • Knowledge of: Financial and other aspects of legislation
  • Knowledge of: NHS policy and finance regime including Cost Improvement Program concepts and operation
  • Logical thinker with sound analytical skills, able to deal with large volumes of complex data and perform highly complex analysis of financial and operational data and trends
  • Ability make judgements/decisions in complex situations and use professional judgement to ensure the best outcome for the Trust
  • Ability to identify significant risks to the Trust using complex information, and communicate those risks appropriately to enable them to be addressed
  • Able to manage time in order to deliver complex, accurate and reliable information to tight timescales
  • Ability to lead, motivate, manage and develop staff in own team and organisation wide
  • Ability to lead, motivate, manage and develop staff in own team and organisation wide
  • Methodical and systematic in approach to work
  • Ability to use own initiative but knowing when to consult
  • Ability to engage with and influence senior managers across the Trust to add value to decision making
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to be able to influence and negotiate with others and present compelling arguments, whilst being sensitive to the wider issues of the business
  • Excellent IT skills and pro-active approach to IT systems
  • Strong numerical and verbal critical reasoning ability
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to respond quickly and accurately to important issues, and add value across the Trust
  • Ability to promote and deliver a customer focussed service
  • Ability to remain calm and collected under pressure
  • Good presentation skills, including the ability to produce, prepare and deliver clear information and anticipate questions

Other Requirements


  • Positive attitude towards learning and development
  • Ability to maintain concentration for long and frequent periods
  • Ability to work on a computer with a monitor for extended periods
  • Ability to work flexibly and travel frequently between Trust sites
  • An understanding of and demonstrable commitment to equal opportunities and the importance of valuing diversity
  • Advanced keyboard skills and use of various software to produce reports and enable the production of powerful visual presentations and info graphics to share highly complex information

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