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Divisional Finance Manager

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest in the country, serving a population of 3 million people across the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent area. We are privileged to host highly-regarded care and teaching facilities. With a workforce of over 11,000 and 1,450 inpatient beds we offer emergency and planned care, acting as a Major Trauma Centre for North Midlands and North Wales.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic Finance Manager to join the financial management team of the North Midlands and Cheshire Pathology Service, supporting the Directorate with day-to-day financial management duties.

You will be responsible to the Divisional Business Advisor, supporting strategic and financial delivery, working closely with clinical and non-clinical team members as well as the wider finance team to drive positive outcomes.

Successful candidates are required to hold a relevant professional accounting qualification as well as experience of working in a financial management environment and experience of financial accounting systems and procedures exposure to finance within the NHS would also be advantageous. Excellent organisational and communication skills with the ability to prioritise their workload and work flexibly to meet tight deadlines are essential.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of this role are
  • Liaising with departmental managers, divisional business manager and divisional managers to set divisional budgets within the Trust wide parameters and maintain and review these in line with Trust SFIs and other appropriate policies.
  • Responsible for the creation and interpretation of monthly financial reports to ensure that managers have accurate financial information to be incorporated in the decision making process.
  • Support individual budget holders in the analysis, maintenance and control of budgets (including cost improvement schemes) ensuring that new appointments/developments are within agreed establishment with recurrent finances identified, being proactive in investigating budgetary variances.
  • To produce monthly reports for the division including forecast information for both income and expenditure
  • Producing monthly financial reports that completely reflect all known information about a specific budget at that point in time, e.g. known accruals, stock takes, in year savings or changes in service delivery.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Tim Wall, Divisional Business Advisor - Network Services and NMCPS via email at

Person Specification

Skills and Knowledge


  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of people and colleagues of all levels



  • oQualified in relevant accountancy qualification i.e Level 7 (e.g. CIMA, ACCA etc.)



  • Recent, sufficient and relevant work experience within a finance environment within a large and complex organisation
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of accounting principles including: oVariance analysis and reporting oAccruals and provisions oForecasting, budgeting and financial planning oFinancial modelling


  • Experience of working with clinical activity information

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke University Hospital

Newcastle Road



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