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Corporates, Facilities & Research Finance Business Partner

North Bristol NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year Dependant on previous experience
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Corporate, Facilities and Research Finance Business Partner - Band 8B

The Finance team at North Bristol NHS Trust is looking for a dedicated and innovative self-starter to work closely with the Corporate, Facilities and Research directorates. You will work in the Financial Management team and be responsible for the delivery of month end reports and supporting the delivery of regular forecasts. The role will also lead on all aspects of financial planning and supporting the functions with business development and savings identification.

Previous NHS Experience is not essential for this role.

Are you interested in?
  • Building strong working relationships and being a trusted advisor on financial management to a broad range of non-financial managers
  • Helping frontline operational teams to better understand what resources are available to them to improve their services
  • Using your analytical skills to help divisional teams make good decisions around changes to how services are delivered
  • Supporting the delivery of excellent healthcare

If so, then this could be the role for you!

North Bristol NHS Trust is a major acute teaching hospital and centre of excellence in many fields with an annual turnover of �800m. We are looking for an experienced Finance Manager to business partner our Corporate, Facilities and Research directorates.

Main duties of the job

This role is working within finance, providing an excellent opportunity to have a real, tangible, and positive impact on operational activities and subsequently patient care. You will report into the Assistant Director of Finance - Financial Management

As a FBP, you will:
  • Lead the C& F finance team to provide a comprehensive and effective financial management and business partnering function.
  • Lead on the delivery of month end process and year forecasts when required.
  • Lead on the annual planning process from a financial perspective for the relevant directorates
  • Lead on the development of business cases in line with Trust strategy
  • Support the delivery of a detailed savings programme.
  • Undertake training to ensure that projects are sufficiently embedded within teams
  • Develop robust relationships with both finance and operational staff

The successful applicant will have:
  • Experience of working in a large corporation - public sector or healthcare experience is beneficial but not essential
  • Experience of working in an innovative finance function
  • Confidence in understanding and analysing large data sets
  • Good understanding of Financial Management
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively, tailored appropriately to the audience
  • Experience of managing projects from start to finish, ensuring efficiencies are delivered

You should be a qualified CCAB accountant with a good track record of delivering results within a large complex environment

About us

NBT Finance is a progressive team, an excellent place to work and a gateway to further opportunities in your NHS career. Part time applications are encouraged.

The NHS offers a competitive range of benefits to employees:
  • Salary �58,972-�68,525 (Band 8B)
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • 27 days annual leave minimum (plus bank holidays) rising to 33 days with up to 10 years NHS experience
  • Staff extracurricular activities - Southmead charity events
  • Access to the NHS Childcare Salary Sacrifice Scheme and on-site nursery through salary sacrifice (limited number of placements)

The post is contractually based at Christopher Hancock Building, Southmead, and at present we have a hybrid working model of remote working and office based when necessary. The requirement of office-based working can vary depending on current pressures and departmental needs. There is an expectation that the successful individual will spend at least two days per week in the office or directorates.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide financial professional leadership within the Trusts Corporate, Facilities and Research Directorates to support the development and delivery of the financial and operational plan.

To provide expert accounting and business knowledge, analytical support and clear presentation of financial and business information to clinical and non-clinical colleagues.

To constructively and positively challenge all aspects of Divisional financial and business performance including the identification, monitoring and delivery of improvements in financial efficiency.

To be professionally accountable to the Deputy Director of Operational Finance and Assistant Director of Finance for Financial Management for the directorates adherence to Statutory financial reporting standards, Trust financial policies and procedures, and requirements from Department of Health and NHSE.

To actively contribute to the Trusts financial management training programme for non-finance staff including the design of training material and facilitation and presentation at training events.

To provide cover on a rotational basis for the other Business Partners and to take shared responsibility in the quality assurance of financial reports and annual plans.

The postholder must have a recognised CCAB or equivalent qualification with significant post qualification experience and be fully committed to Continuous Professional Development.

Person Specification

Skills and experience


  • Qualified accountant
  • Experience of working in a large complex finance department


  • Experience of leading on complex projects
  • Previous NHS experience

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Southmead Hospital


BS10 5NB

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