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Senior Finance Business Partner - Band 8A

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
  • As a Senior Finance Business Partner (SFBP) at United Lincolnshire Hospitals, you will enjoy an exciting and rewarding role. Working closely with the relevant Divisional Head of Finance (DHOF) and the Divisional Management Team, you can expect to play a vital role in the leadership of one of our Operational Divisions, where annual revenue expenditure budgets are �130m-�185m.
  • As formal deputy for the DHOF, you will have exposure to the wider senior leadership team of the Trust, including Executive Directors, through attendance at divisional performance review meetings.
  • You will join a growing and modernising Finance Department.
  • You will report to a DHOF and support them to deliver strategic and operational finance support and advice to the Division.
  • This role will give you opportunities to work closely with divisional & operational teams across the Trust, as well as take a leadership role within the wider Financial Management Team.

Main duties of the job

  • The role provides the post holder the opportunity to support a Clinical Business Unit as well as work at a more strategic level within the Division and develop your leaderships skills.
  • You will work closely with the DHOF to provide a professional and comprehensive Financial Management service to a division including: 1) involvement in development of the Division's annual and long-term plans and in the budget-setting process 2) supporting the Division to identify/develop/implement opportunities to improve productivity and efficiency 3) supporting the production of high quality and robust business cases enabling improvement across the Division and 4) supporting the accurate and timely production of monthly finance and performance management information.
  • You will also provide day to day support and guidance to other members of the divisional finance team and will play an important role in developing their skills and those of the wider finance team.

About us

In May 2023, the NHS Finance Leadership Council agreed that the ULHT Finance Department should be awarded One NHS Finance Towards Excellence Accreditation, Level 2.

This accreditation recognises NHS organisations that have the very best finance skills development culture and practices in place, and demonstrates the strength, quality and positive culture of the finance team.

There are three levels, each designed to reflect the continuous development of finance functions and recognise the highest standards of financial competence and commitment to skills development. Working towards Level 2 has enabled us to celebrate the things we do well while recognising areas for improvement along the way. Level 2 represents a high level of sustained performance Level 3 will be our next challenge where we seek to demonstrate that we are a leading-edge NHS finance function.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details regarding the job role please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification



  • Fully qualified Chartered Accountant
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to the required level expected
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, including advanced spreadsheet skills


  • Undertaking or willing to undertake further management courses



  • Experience of producing & presenting financial and non-financial reports at various levels dependent on organisational structure
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of development of business cases, and experience of completing business cases
  • Experience of management accounting and costing techniques
  • Some senior financial management experience
  • Experience of IT including advanced spreadsheets, computerised financial ledgers, budgeting and financial modelling systems & costing systems
  • Experience in the development of training programmes and of training non-finance staff in financial Application Form and Interview ? Previous finance experience within the Health Service. ? Commercial awareness. ? Previous senior financial management experience within the NHS. ? Experience of working within an acute trust Application Form and Interview 15 management.
  • Experience of providing professional leadership to finance staff
  • Understanding of the current NHS Financial Regime.


  • Previous finance experience within the Health Service
  • Commercial awareness
  • Experience of working within an acute trust
  • Previous senior financial management experience within the NHS.



  • Understanding of all accounting principles
  • Awareness of national & strategic issues facing the NHS, and an understanding of the NHS financial regime & of the technical aspects of tariff
  • Highly numerate
  • Demonstrable Continuous Professional Development
  • Computer literate


  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Leadership and Coaching skills
  • Change & Learning orientation



  • Experience of communicating highly complex, technical and sometimes controversial information to a non-finance audience
  • Confidence presenting highly complex financial information to a senior audience
  • Self-motivated, reliant and able to deal with strict deadlines
  • Ability to work on a diverse set of projects at one time and to meet strict objectives
  • Relationship building and team working skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Ability to capture, manipulate and Application Form and Interview ? Judgement and Decision Making, ? Leadership and Coaching skills. ? Change & Learning orientation 17 interpret highly complex financial and non-financial data from a range of sources
  • Ability to organise highly complex financial information into a useful format that can be readily understood by non-finance staff.
  • Ability to balance competing personal and professional priorities
  • Negotiating and influencing skills
  • Flexibility around working hours



  • Ability to evidence/demonstrate key values and behaviours in line with the Trust framework: o Patient-centred o Safety o Compassion o Respect 18 o Excellence

Specific Requirements


  • Driving/Ability to commute to different sites and within region.
  • Acts as a role model and promotes professional working ethics.
  • Able to be flexible with working patterns, which may include some evenings and weekends as determined by the needs of the service & key deadlines
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to the job, the achievement of deadlines and acceptance of personal responsibility.
  • Must be committed to the maintenance and development of professional standards

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Lincoln County Hospital

Greetwell Road



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