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Finance Business Partner

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title - Finance Business Partner

Hours per week-37.5 Hours per week

Permanent/Fixed term-Permanent

Salary - �43,752 - �50,056 per annum

Closing Date: - 29.05. 2024

Interview Date: - 24.06.2024

Take the next step in your financial management career with George Eliot Hospital as Finance Business Partner. You'll work as a key colleague to our Surgery and Clinical Support Services - putting you front and centre in our drive to continually improve waiting times and productivity for our local population. Working hand in hand with clinical directorates, you will be supported by an experienced Senior Financial Business Partner as you grow your experience and skills. You'll also play a part in the overall running of the finance department by acting as a vital bridge between senior and junior team members

This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertiseand enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.

Careers at George Eliot - 'Where you make a difference'

Main duties of the job

Supporting the Senior Finance Business Partner you will be working with our Surgery, Women's & Children & Clinical Support Services Directorates (circa. �81m expenditure budgets).

In addition to the providing accurate and relevant financial information to operational management teams, you will provide holistic financial advice on all business related aspects of their services. This will include, but is not limited to, budget management (income & expenditure), capital investments, development of business cases, identification of savings programmes, service re-designs etc.

You will be supporting service leads to understand, monitor and actively manage their monthly financial performance ensuring issues or queries are addressed and/or escalated if necessary. You will work closely with service leads, enabling them to freely interpret financial information and control financial variances, offering guidance & advice, allowing potential financial issues to be identified at an early stage, and for effective mitigations to be put in place.

You will work closely with our Income & Contracts team, ensuring the managers understand all aspects of finance including income reporting, patient level costing, activity currencies, contribution and profitability.

You will support the financial monitoring of Cost & Productivity Improvement Programmes, ensuring schemes are identified with clear rationale, and measured appropriately, and in a timely manner.

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide financial management support for one or more Directorates providing high quality information, support and advice ensuring a cohesive approach to activity, income, expenditure and workforce.
  • To work closely with the clinical & operational managers and relevant budget holders, ensuring the provision of a finance business partnering service.
  • To support the Senior Finance Business Partner with financial and strategic issues.
  • To support the Head of Financial Management in providing financial reporting, planning, forecasting and advisory service at a Directorate level to the senior management team and Directors.

Person Specification



  • CCAB (or equivalent) qualified accountant- or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • An additional management or business qualification



  • Minimum 1 year experience post-qualification
  • Previous experience of working with senior clinicians (or equivalent)
  • Evidence of significant experience of financial management accounts in the NHS, other public sector or large commercial organisation
  • Experience of responsibility for financial planning and budget setting
  • Experience of analysing and using non-financial as well as financial information in business planning, reporting and decision making
  • Experience of presenting information to non-specialist colleagues including senior clinicians (or equivalent)
  • Experience of supervisory management


  • Evidence of experience in costing, Service Line Reporting in particular
  • Acute Sector experience
  • Financial reporting experience in the NHS, other public sector or large commercial organisation

Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

College Street


CV10 7DJ

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