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Deputy Directorate Accountant

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Regent Point
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Region's only Finance team dedicated to Clinical Research in the NHS is recruiting. An excellent opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and flexible professional to join our team as a Deputy Directorate Accountant in a newly created role.

Newcastle Hospitals manages circa �30 million of Clinical Research per annum across a complete spectrum of clinical specialties.

It is unique in the area in having large infrastructure grants for the Biomedical Research Centre, Clinical Research Facility, Experimental Cancer Medicines Centre, hosting the Local Clinical Research Network, as well as a significant portfolio of NIHR funded research programmes and commercial research.

The Deputy Directorate Accountant will play a key role in the day to day management of Research Finance, monthly reporting, and as ensuring contractual requirements for all research agreements are met.

The role is based at Regent Point in Gosforth, with parking available or easy access to the Regent Centre metro and bus interchange We offer agile and flexible working to support work-life balance and provide a supportive and inclusive team environment with opportunities to thrive and develop.
  • Interview Date Wednesday, 15 May 2024
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

The successful postholder will support the Directorate Accountant in all aspects of Research Finance:
  • Co-ordinating month end reporting
  • Developing strong relationships with budget holders, providing advice and support on all finance aspects including identification of any risk.
  • Preparation of forecasts, budgets, and annual returns.
  • Liaison with external bodies
  • Local Clinical Research Network / Regional Research Delivery Network reporting
  • Quarterly and annual reporting on infrastructure grants and research grants
  • Process improvement
  • Support to strategic work
  • Deputising for the Directorate Accountant where appropriate

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To play an advanced role in assisting the Directorate Accountant in the provision of a high quality financial management service and deputising when necessary.
  • To work closely with the Directorate Management Team, providing timely and accurate financial and supporting information and advice to facilitate the effective monitoring of specific Directorate and Departments specific financial position.
  • To play an integral role in the formulation of the Trusts budget.
  • To ensure that financial controls are maintained within Corporate Governance guidelines.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification



  • Able to communicate complex information to a range of audiences using a range of different communication methods
  • Ability to make judgements involving facts & situations
  • Ability to lead a small team of staff



  • Experience required in the finance department of a complex organisation
  • Requires specialist knowledge in financial & accounting procedures
  • Diploma level of a professional accountancy qualification or equivalent experience


  • Previous NHS finance experience
  • ECDL or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of participation in continuing training & development

Attitude / Aptitude


  • Able to work autonomously to agreed objectives whilst given the freedom to instigate changes, working within broad occupational policies, without reference to Manager
  • Ability to make judgements involving facts & situations
  • Flexible approach is required to fulfil the duties of the role



  • A good level of education in a numerate subject
  • Knowledge of the NHS & NHS Foundation Trusts in particular
  • A good working knowledge of financial computer systems

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Regent Point

317 Regent Point


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