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Divisional Finance Manager (job share)

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£70,417 to £81,138 a year (WTE - pa pro rata for 22.5 hours)
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Part Time
The Specialised Services Division is seeking a part-time Divisional Financial Manager (DFM) to join our senior leadership team.

The Division delivers a wide range of clinical services including Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Intensive Care,Cardiology, Oncology, Haematology, Radiotherapy, End of Life Care, Bone Marrow Transplant and Clinical Genetics, employing c. 1,320 WTE staff and managing an annual budget of c. �172 million.

We also have a strong research focus, hosting a Cardiovascular Research Centre and Haematology & Oncology Clinical Trials Unit.

Main duties of the job

The DFM is a key member of the Divisional Management Team, delivering a comprehensive financial management service, leading the development of the business aspects of the Division's operating plan and identifying and responding to new business development opportunities. This includes providing strategic business leadership for the Division and ensuring a holistic approach is adopted, forging links between income, expenditure, workforce, activity and achievement of performance targets.

The Divisional Financial will be required to ensure that corporate financial objectives are delivered within the Division as well as representing the Trust at regional and national forums relating to the Division's clinical services. The post holder's expert and specialist financial management skills will be deployed to support the clinical leadership of the Division.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and Person Specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Experience & Qualifciations


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent work experience
  • CCAB or CIMA accounting qualification and valid membership
  • Post Graduate management qualification or equivalent
  • Significant post qualification experience as a senior finance manager in a complex Organisation
  • Leadership and management development training


  • Evidence of recent CPD including specialist training and experience relating to NHS finance, leadership and management

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to manage self and exhibit personal skills, including self-awareness, self- management and drive for improvement.
  • A highly developed range of financial and other analytical skills to evaluate both financial and non-financial options appraisals
  • Ability to develop medium to long term financial plans including how other factors such and activity or workforce change impact on such plans.
  • Ability to advise managers on certain courses of action using specialist knowledge of financial procedures and NHS / Trust policies
  • Ability to contribute to and lead meetings with senior managers and clinicians
  • Ability to cope with frequent change and conflicting demands
  • Ability to understand interpret and implement national guidance relating to NHS

Knowledge and Experience


  • Substantial experience of financial management in an NHS environment
  • Highly developed computer literacy including ability to use excel to an advanced level
  • Substantial experience of highly complex secondary and tertiary acute healthcare environment
  • Experience in the resolution of complex financial issues
  • Experience of holding meetings with senior managers and other non - finance staff and leading on discussions involving complex financial issues
  • Experience of producing business cases including business cases for strategic change
  • Experience of and understanding of NHS finance and accounting regime including the interpretation of payment by results.
  • Experience of developing and delivering long term financial and operational efficiency programmes.


  • Experience of managing finances for Clinical Research



  • Excellent communication, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ability to effectively explain and encourage understanding of complex financial issues and relationships with other information.
  • A pro-active approach
  • Ability to integrate day-to-day, medium term and strategic financial information and operational plans in a highly complex ever-changing environment

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Heart Institute / Bristol Haematology & Oncology Centre

Horfield Road



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