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Finance Business Partner

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
£64,408 to £73,961 a year pa inc HCAS
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
A successful Finance Business Partner will be an individual with the skills to actively engage with budgetholders on a wide financial agenda. The role involves providing advice to budget holders within the clinical divisions and corporate directorates of the Trust. You will be dealing directly with the Heads of Operations for the divisions and Corporate Directors and be responsible for the management of the Deputy Finance Business Partner and the Divisional Management Accountant. You should have excellent technical and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritise and manage workload to deadlines. Be a team player who is self-motivated, innovative and able to actively contribute to both the success of the divisions and the trust. Applicants should be CCAB qualified.

This role reports to the Head of Financial Reporting and as well as analysing and reporting on budgetary performance, as a member of the Divisional leadership team you will ensure colleagues develop a thorough understanding of business drivers within their areas of control.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a talented individual that can combine excellent financial management acumen with the interpersonal skills to build meaningful relationships with Divisional Heads of Operations. You will provide robust and accurate financial advice, in line with the wider trust vision, and actively engage with key stakeholders to contribute to the success of the divisions and trust as a whole. We require an effective and personable communicator to translate complex concepts to non-experts. As a Trust, we encourage our senior leaders to be innovative in their decision making, while providing the platform and freedom to do so.

About us

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust is a provider of specialist musculoskeletal and neuro-musculoskeletal care based in North London. We are proud to offer a broad and unique range of highly-specialised orthopaedic services, from the management of acute spinal injury or complex bone tumour to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back pain sufferers. With over 1400 staff across our sites, we are committed to improving the quality of orthopaedic care to meet our patients' needs through our academic and commercial clinical research partnerships. We are a global top 10 orthopaedic hospital, with a significant footprint across the NHS. Our state-of-the-art teaching and training programme has enabled us to provide education to over 20% of the orthopaedic surgeons in the UK. We are passionate about the quality of our work and our commitment to openness. We value all our staff and seek to foster ambition, innovation and excellence in our workforce. At the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, we recognise the importance of diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We want everyone to feel welcomed, respected, and accepted for who they are. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and welcome applications from underrepresented groups. In recruiting to our Trust, we are committed to equality of opportunity for all and we believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a great opportunity to play a key senior role in the Management Accounts directorate of the Trust, responsible for managing the Income and Expenditure plans for various clinical divisions. As an active member of the Divisional Leadership team, you will ensure colleagues develop a thorough understanding of clinicians' and managers' business drivers and needs, as well as providing the necessary information and support to empower them to act financially sustainably

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent
  • Qualified CCAB or equivalent
  • Management/leadership qualification or equivalent experience



  • Significant post-qualification experience in the financial management reporting of an NHS acute hospital.
  • Experience of implementing new approaches/ systems to financial reporting
  • Experience of communicating with senior managers, senior clinicians and senior staff of external organisations
  • Extensive experience of Cost Improvement Plan (CIP) monitoring and reporting
  • Proven experience of working in a senior management/leadership role
  • Leading changes in practice in a complex environment to improve performance/services
  • Responsible for a significant budget and budget setting
  • Identifying and interpreting national policy and implementing required changes
  • Business case development
  • Financial planning and forecasting to deliver targets


  • Experience of a Specialist NHS Trust environment

Skills and Abilities


  • Good presentation skills, excellent oral and written skills.
  • Competence in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • High level of analytical and problem solving skills - ability to analyse highly complex data/information/problems and make judgements/draw conclusions - including ability to respond to unexpected demands
  • Ability to work independently and make autonomous decisions
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal - able to provide and receive highly complex, sensitive information and use persuasion, influencing and negotiation with individuals and groups including stakeholders
  • Negotiation on controversial issues including performance and change
  • Ability to embrace, lead and drive change in a complex environment
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload and direct the work others and adjust plans as required both in the short and long term

Employer details

Employer name

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust


Royal National Orthopedic Hospital



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