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Band 7 Finance Business Partner - R and D

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Research, Development & Innovation Finance Team at UHBFT are looking for an ambitious, highly motivated, professional individual who thrives on a challenge. Experience within an NHS financial management and research environment is desirable in this fast paced dynamic Team. The ability to work in a team, meet deadlines and have good communication skills is paramount for this role. Experience of MS Office packages and working with computerised ledger systems is also required for this role.

The post is based at Regent Court, George Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 1NU and you will be required to travel across sites at certain points.

If your ambitions and values reflect those of the Trust and you want to join our team and be a crucial part of our future success please complete the application form via NHS jobs.

For further information or an informal discussion regarding the above post please contact Asha Jassal at or Chris Terry at

Main duties of the job

You will work as part of a team offering tailored financial business support to a number of research specialties on a daily basis. The role will involve providing financial management leadership, advice and budgetary support to the R& D Management Team, Research Application Support Team, and Research Infrastructure Grant Management Teams. You will also be involved in grant costing, grant finance management, forecasting, advising budget holders based within the Trust and outside organisations, budget setting and month end. The post holder will be required to meet with budget managers on a regular basis.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Fully Qualified member of CCAB or If you meet all the requirements of the person specification for this role and are currently a CCAB finalist,
  • * Completion of evidenced ongoing Continuing Professional Development in accordance with guidelines produced by the relevant Professional Accountancy Body.



  • * Significant relevant experience in a financial management role in a large and complex organisation, including experience in the financial elements of business planning and investment appraisal techniques.
  • * Up to date knowledge of Financial and Management Accounting including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)


  • * Good working knowledge or a proven interest in the NHS including understanding of key targets and the performance management framework
  • * An understanding of specific NHS policies for example Payment by Results, Patient Choice and Foundation Trusts.

Additional Criteria


  • * Good written communication skills including the ability to produce concise financial reports.
  • * Strong analytical skills to interpret complex financial information.
  • * Good verbal communication and presentation skills including the ability to explain complex financial issues to non-financial staff and communicate sensitive or contentious information in order to influence decision making.
  • * Strong inter-personal skills including the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues at all levels from within the organisation and external stakeholders.
  • * Flexibility to work independently or as a member of a team to achieve organisational goals
  • * Ability to work autonomously with the skills to make some decisions independently and to recognise where decisions should be made at a higher level.
  • * Ability to work accurately under pressure in order to meet tight deadlines,
  • * Ability to use own initiative, prioritise work, delegate appropriately and apply problem solving skills.
  • * Comprehensive IT skills including the use of Financial Systems / General Ledgers. Experience with Microsoft Office products including the ability to design spreadsheets to analyse large amounts of complex data.
  • * Ability to use a full range of formulae to create spreadsheets and databases capable of recording, manipulating and analysing highly complex data and statistics.
  • * Standard keyboard skills
  • * Demonstrable commitment to Continuing Professional Development
  • * Commitment to development and training of staff
  • * Displays smart appearance and integrity
  • * Reliable, punctual, proactive approach. Ability to travel to fulfil the role, both between hospital sites and elsewhere

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Regent Court

Second Floor, 14, George Road


West Midlands

B15 1NT

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