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Divisional Finance Manager

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton in Ashfield
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Divisional Finance Manager to join our Financial Management Team.

@Finance SFH are multi-award winning. Our recent successes include East Midlands 2022 Large Finance Team of the Year winners and SFH 2022 Staff Excellence winners.

An enthusiastic, positive attitude and approach to work is essential, as is a determination to drive value for patients and tax payers. If you are a team player who can demonstrate excellent personal qualities such as integrity, self-awareness & self-management, compassion & care and resilience then @FinanceSFH is the perfect place for you to come and work.

The successful candidate will be welcomed into our Future Focused Finance accredited level 3 team with a strong focus on wellbeing, collaboration, reflection and continuous improvement. We pride ourselves on the relationships with our stakeholders and aim to provide a finance function which will empower Sherwood Forest Hospitals to deliver the best healthcare possible.

Reporting to one of our Senior Divisional Finance Managers, the successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to a comprehensive financial management and support service to divisions, providing key business and financial support.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of this role include
  • Supporting on all aspects of financial planning and management of the divisions, with the objective of supporting financial viability. This includes the budget setting and triangulation of expenditure, income and Division / Trust performance.
  • To provide accurate, timely and regular financial management information to the SDFM, as part of the monthly reporting cycle, linking activity and financial information. This will be done in partnership with the management accounts section.
  • Work with the Clinical Director, Divisional General Manager and other senior managers within the Division to identify reasons for variations in financial performance and identify actions and mitigations to address the variation.
  • With the Clinical Director, Divisional General Manager and other senior managers within the Division, produce a monthly re-forecast based upon current / planned activity and financial performance including the impact of identified actions / mitigations.

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here, and we are the Health Service Journals Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated Kings Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall, we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients we also care for you.

We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the job description and person specification for full details of the requirement for this excellent opportunity.

Person Specification

Personal Values


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's values
  • Must be able to demonstrate a strength in conviction of personal values, to ensure those within the service also demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's values and standards

Communication and Relationships


  • Possess excellent verbal & written communication skills and the ability to convey complex financial issues to non-finance managers
  • Be able to demonstrate a commitment to quality and customer focused service
  • Demonstrate tact, diplomacy, confidentiality, and persuasion and to stand up and be counted on key issues.



  • Knowledge of current issues in the NHS and the changing nature of healthcare provision
  • Knowledge of the techniques that drive productivity and efficiency such as benchmarking and process mapping.
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting policies, procedures, systems and software packages
  • Understanding of the Corporate and Statutory duties of NHS organisations


  • Expert knowledge of financial and accounting procedures, legislation relevant to the NHS, management and finance policies
  • Demonstrable experience of Maximising Value in the organisational sectors worked in and the continuous development and application of tools and techniques to support this
  • Knowledge and understanding of the NHS Transformation and efficiency agenda



  • Professional accountancy qualification (CCAB)

Further Training.


  • A commitment to personal and departmental development



  • Significant experience in a senior NHS Finance role or in another sector where the knowledge is transferrable and significant post qualification experience
  • Experience of advising and influencing managers through professional credibility
  • Significant experience at a strategic level


  • Significant experience of operating at a senior management level in a busy and complex Financial Management environment

Contractual Requirements


  • Ability to work flexibly to ensure deadlines are met
  • Ability to travel between sites and to regional meetings

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


King's Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road

Sutton in Ashfield

NG17 4JL

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