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Finance Business Partner

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pa or pa pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity to business partner one of our clinical divisions and support the overarching financial strategy of our �1bn+ high-performing NHS Foundation Trust. Working collaboratively you will ensure the delivery of a professional, dynamic and proactive service and take responsibility for providing comprehensive, proactive financial management support to a division. You will be a key part of the finance team providing overall financial leadership to the organisation, supporting the achievement of the finance team vision.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, who is keen to make a significant impact, taking their next step with this exciting challenge within a high-performing finance team.

We are a dynamic and fast-paced environment, that is always evolving, always improving and encourages innovation. We are committed to your continued career development and offer a supportive, flexible and collaborative working environment, where your health and well-being are equally valued.

Working for one of the largest acute teaching Trust's in England, this is a brilliant opportunity to develop your career and really make a difference to the patients we service. Please do get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.

UHS offers a hybrid working environment with a minimum of 2 days per week on-site.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Specific to this role is the suitability for agile working which is a mixture of on-site and remote working. In addition, we are open to discussing flexibility in the hours that you work. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need, and we will explore what's possible for the role and service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

What youll do

Support the delivery of the Trusts financial targets and take day to day responsibility for the management and performance of the divisional Management Accounting team, ensuring the delivery of a professional, dynamic and proactive service.

You will oversee the preparation and delivery of the monthly management accounts for the division, working with a wide range of stakeholders

As a key member of the divisional board, you will provide clear, concise, and professional communication supporting and developing financial models and scenarios for innovative new services and investments

You will work on highly complex and sensitive information, where collaboration and cooperation with service managers and clinicians are essential
What were looking for
You will be a people-focused, fully qualified finance professional, with clear communication skills and experience in financial management and financial strategy

Working with a range of stakeholders, you will demonstrate a solid understanding of budgetary control processes, budget setting and financial planning, combined with a broad understanding of financial accounting and control issues

With a supportive and flexible team around you to deliver, you will be able to present and explain financial information in a timely manner that can easily be understood by non-finance managers and key system partners

You will demonstrate our UHS Values: Patients First, Always Improving, Working Together

TO NOTE: Please note that we are recruiting for both a Finance Business Partner Clinical Division and an R& D Senior Finance Manager post. Should you wish to apply for both roles, you are only required to complete one application (either post) and within that application state that you wish to be considered for both roles by writing this in the supporting information box.

Person Specification



  • CCAB qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA, CIPFA, ACCA) with post qualification experience at a senior level.
  • Current / recent experience in a finance management role.


  • Current / recent knowledge and understanding of the NHS financial environment.

Knowledge & Experience


  • Knowledge of designing and working with spreadsheets.
  • Detailed understanding of budgetary control processes and budget setting / financial planning.
  • Broad understanding of financial accounting and control issues.
  • Understanding of financial information systems and the ability to extract relevant information.
  • Advanced analytical skills with the ability to clearly communicate the results of such analysis.
  • Excellent communicator both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience of Financial project management/Financial appraisal and forecasting.
  • Attention to detail and use of forecasting and estimation skills.
  • Previous experience of line managing staff.


  • Ability to make use of systems (e.g., Excel, Word) to prepare and present accurate, clear information and reports.
  • Experience of working within an NHS management accounts team.
  • Previous experience of working with Oracle Finance systems.
  • Record of improving processes and reporting in previous roles.

Trust Values


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO16 6YD

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