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Finance Business Partner

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
7 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Liverpool Women's Hospital for a Finance Business Partner in the Family Health Division. This role will be a key member of both the Finance team and the Family Health Divisional Board. The successful candidate will be expected to work with a high degree of autonomy within a Divisional Board, working closely with the Operational Manager, Head of Nursing and Clinical Directors to effectively manage and plan the finances of the Family Health Division.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will be the key senior contact for all areas of Finance within their Division. This will include
  • Financial management of a number of significant projects
  • Day to day financial management and management accounts, with responsibility for budgets of c�48m
  • Reporting and analysis
  • The income position
  • Cost Improvement Programmes
  • Business Cases
  • Capital Planning
  • Budget Setting.

The postholder will need to be credible, articulate and comfortable working with all levels up to and including members of the executive team at the Trust. He or she will need to provide expert support and advice within the Division, but also provide challenge when appropriate. The postholder will also need to work closely with colleagues in other corporate areas such as HR, IT, Performance, Quality and Governance and to provide cross-cutting analysis, interpreting both financial and non-financial information effectively.

The successful candidate will need significant post-qualification experience, preferably but not essentially gained in an NHS environment. He or she will need to be a highly effective communicator, with the ability to explain things clearly to non-financial managers. It is also vital that he or she is hands on, with excellent technical skills.

About us

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust delivers the highest standards of care for women, babies and families. Each year we deliver over 7,500 babies, carry out over 49,000 gynaecological inpatient and outpatient procedures, care for over 1,000 poorly & preterm new-borns, perform around 1,000 IVF cycles and have over 4,000 genetic appointments taking place. We believe that this along with a strong dedication to research & innovation makes us the specialist health provider of choice in Europe for women, babies and families.

We have some of the leading experts in their field, which has been showcased on national TV and news, making our teams famous across the world for professionalism, skill & compassion.

The Trust is constantly innovating and evolving its services to provide the most cutting edge and modern care possible. As well as developing services on our current site we have long-term aspirations for the future. We have recently launched a number of new strategies which provide a detailed long-term plan for our services.

Check out why Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work using the links below:


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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Coordination of the annual budget setting process across the Divisionsupporting the wider management team with the identification and appropriate management of financial pressures. Integrating clinical, workforce and other plans and subsequently works with them to control expenditure within allocated resources.To plan, coordinate and be responsible for the production of detailed financial information in accordance with agreed monthly timetables. Liaising with members of the finance team to ensure tasks required, ad hoc financial analysis and activities to support monthly closedown are completed to time and required standards.
  • Undertaking review and analysis of the Trusts financial position providing briefing to the Head of Financial Management and Deputy Director of Finance on key financial issues on potential risks and opportunities including the maintenance of rolling forecasts of divisional financial performance and when required establishment and monitoring of financial recovery plans.
  • Provision of accurate and timely complex information to various internal and external key stakeholders such as NHS Improvement. This may take form of both standard financial returns and also ad-hoc queries but will always have accuracy and quality at its core.
  • Assists in the development of operational plans assessing the implications on both income and costs to facilitate the development of service operational plans and medium term plans.
  • Advise Clinical Directors and the wider management teams on the implication of financial strategy and policy. Advising, influencing and educating proactively in relation to business and financial objectives to include the delivery of savings plans while always acknowledging our wider responsibilities as a Foundation Trust.
  • Provision of professional financial advice and leadership to the Division so that services are delivered and developed within the overall financial targets set by the Trust and that financial risks within the Division are managed appropriately to maintain financial balance.
  • Proactively supporting budget holders in the ongoing identification and evidencing of the cost effectiveness of services including the identification and monitoring of Cost Improvement Programmes, and the financial implications of proposals.
  • To communicate with all levels of staff both within the Finance Department and the wider Trust. Such communication will be in the form of written reports, spreadsheet analysis, formal presentation, meetings, verbally (face to face and by other electronic means) up to Executive Director level. This may involve communicating with large groups.
  • Supports Divisional Managers in the identification of capital equipment replacement needs and in the development of proposals for capital expenditure including the associated revenue implications.
  • Undertakes tender evaluations advising of the financial implications to the divisional management team and the trust board as appropriate.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Learning


  • CCAB Qualified and experience of financial management
  • Educated to degree level of equivalent
  • Strong maintenance and evidence of CPD
  • Evidence of post qualification development and training

Skills, Knowledge & Aptitude


  • Strong understanding of financial management including NHS Foundation Trust and wider NHS regime
  • Highly developed specialist knowledge of financial and accounting procedures underpinned by theory and experience
  • Ability to produce and interpret complex financial analysis
  • Ability to interpret national legislation and guidance
  • Ability to write, suggest changes to, and monitor complex policies and procedures
  • Ability to triangulate financial information with various strands of nonfinancial information
  • Sound understanding of accounting principles and standards including IFRS
  • Able to deal appropriately with highly sensitive and contentious information whilst retaining the objectivity required as a finance professional
  • Proven financial management experience in areas such as Financial Planning, Budgets, Costing and Pricing
  • High level of IT expertise, especially in relation to Excel and working with databases so as to develop and support complex financial models
  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills including the ability to identify patterns in complex data and linkages supported by attention to detail


  • Experience of working within the NHS
  • Foundation Trust regime



  • Provision of financial management service to budget holders to include establishment and monitoring of budgets, costing, and development of business cases
  • Preparation of budgets and subsequent production and monitoring of monthly financial reports and performance information to achieve financial targets.
  • Supporting managers in the identification and delivery of CIP savings
  • Experience of managing and supervising staff within a Finance department and creating an environment that will facilitate their on-going development
  • Working extensively with clinicians and obtaining trust cooperation despite often difficult messages to be delivered
  • Advising on the management of large complex budgets and of providing financial and business advice to nonfinancial managers in a clearly understood and authoritative manner
  • Evidence of track record of achievement


  • Oracle financials

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to communicate effectively, via a variety of media and forums with a wide range of people from all levels both within and outside of the Trust.
  • Ability to influence others effectively both within the Finance department and non-financial managers
  • Ability to work under your own initiative
  • Ability to plan and prioritise the completion of high volume and complex tasks
  • Ability to foster productive working relationships including ability to maintain corporate and divisional responsibilities including negotiating and resolve disputes.
  • Excellent skills of influencing, persuasion and negotiation
  • Ability to work independently

Special Requirements


  • Able to travel to undertake duties of post.

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust


Liverpool Womens NHS FT

Crown Street


L8 7SS

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