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Assistant Finance Business Partner (Band 6)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An opportunity has arisen to join the 2022 HFMA Finance Team of the Year as an Assistant Finance Business Partner. We are looking for an innovative and highly motivated finance professional to join the Financial Management Team working with the Surgery & Diagnostics Division providing a comprehensive financial management and advice service.

The role is part of the Financial Management Team, based at Airedale General Hospital. You will work as part of a close-knit finance and Information team which provides support to empower Board and Trust leaders to make informed decisions on the future of the Trust.

The post holder will plan their own workload to ensure that monthly and annual deadlines are met within the policies and procedures set within the department. The role includes a significant amount of non-routine tasks, and often tight and conflicting deadlines, so the post holder will need to be able to adapt to these work situations. The role has line management responsibility.

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of an effective service, supporting budget holders and other staff across the Division to understand, plan and manage their financial position. This includes the production of annual plans, forecasts, business cases and giving financial challenge and support to a wide variety of colleagues, while ensuring risks and issues affecting financial performance are communicated clearly.

Main duties of the job

  • To ensure accurate and timely accounting of all transactions in the financial ledger, in line with Trust SFIs, SFOs and other departmental procedural guidance and timetabling.
  • To produce financial planning, forecasting and other returns - which may be for internal or external audience.
  • Support and guide budget holders by providing financial information, analysis, advice, and challenge to enable them to meet their financial targets and operational commitments.
  • Plan work of self and direct report, implement new systems and developing procedures as appropriate to enable tasks to be completed to strict deadlines.
  • Give help, advice and training to budget holders and others on financial issues, with particular focus on budgetary control, investigating variances and suggesting corrective actions, in line with current Trust policies.
  • Manage direct report(s) including performance appraisal, recruitment, training and guidance.
  • Deputise for colleagues as appropriate

  • About us

    We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.We want to attract staff who embrace our 'Right Care' behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients - we want to make these part of our DNA.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    For further details and full details of the role please see the attached job description and person specification attached.

    Person Specification



    • Knowledge of the NHS Constitution & 'Understanding the New NHS'
    • Ability to act under own initiative within defined parameters of NHS and Trust finance policies
    • Knowledge of the business planning process
    • Knowledge of costing and forecasting techniques


    • Knowledge of NHS Foundation Trusts



    • Ability to use own initiative, prioritise own workload to achieve strict deadlines and make decisions
    • Be innovative with strong problem solving and fact-finding skills
    • Methodical approach with attention to detail
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • Advanced Excel skills, good general IT skills, keyboard skills, working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint



    • Evidence of, and commitment to Continuing Professional Development
    • Professional accounting qualification equal to post graduate diploma level or equivalent experience



    • Financial management experience
    • Ability to convey financial information to non-finance professionals
    • Experience of working with computerised finance ledger
    • Advanced practical experience in using spreadsheets
    • Experience of developing costings


    • Experience of supervising the work of junior staff
    • Experience of working in a finance role within the NHS
    • Experience of working with Oracle and ESR
    • Experience of NHS Planning
    • Experience with costing software

    Right Care Values


    • Honesty & Integrity
    • Listening & Communicating
    • Leads by Example & Self Aware

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


    Airedale General Hospital

    Skipton Road


    BD20 6TD

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