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Senior Finance Business Partner

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a finance professional seeking a new role? Have you ever considered a career in the NHS?

Are you interested in a newly created position, with the ability to 'shape the role' and make a positive impact to our partnership arrangements?

We are seeking a Senior Finance Business Partner here at KMPT, read on to find out more about this new, exciting opportunity.

Our current Hybrid working policy is 20% office based, 80% home. For this role, 1 day per week (Thursdays) will be worked at Magnitude House, Aylesford.

Please note no agencies

Senior Finance Business Partner Benefits

Annual leave allowance starting at 27 days per year, increasing with length of service (when working full time) + Bank Holidays.

Access to the fantastic NHS pension scheme.

Eligibility for the Blue Light Card (discount service for the NHS, providing members with thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street).

Realistic flexible working options.

Lease car Scheme/Cycle to work scheme

Learning and Development opportunities

Structured appraisal and talent management processes

Main duties of the job

Senior Finance Business Partner Key Responsibilities

Lead and develop the Trust's business partnering function to the new Partnership Arm.

Act as the senior finance lead on Trust-wide projects, providing strategic advice and input, including constructive challenge to a range of stakeholders.

Support a cohesive approach to income, activity, expenditure and workforce monitoring

Ensure monthly reports are robust so that key management decisions are based on accurate business information and all risks are assessed.

Lead, plan, coordinate and implement all aspects of the annual financial business plan within the assigned Partnership Arm

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

Senior Finance Business Partner candidates must have a strong understanding of NHS contracting and income, substantial experience of working as a qualified finance professional, and the ability to work independently and build strong working relationships with partners and external colleagues.

Candidates must be fully qualified (AQA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA).

NHS experience is not essential, so please apply if you feel your skills and experience align to our requirements.

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Training, Qualifications and Registration


  • Fully qualified (ACCA/ACA/CIMA/CIPFA)
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Acted as a coach or mentor
  • Trained to use recognised o Improvement tools and techniques



  • Significant experience, including some at a senior level within a Management Accounting department or equivalent in a complex multi-professional organisation
  • Experience of working with budget holders in budget setting
  • Experience of financial forecasting
  • Experience of Business Case production and capital investment planning


  • Experience of using SBS General Ledger
  • Experience of costing of bids for tendered services
  • Experience of streamlining processes including the use of forecasting

Knowledge and Skills


  • Able to analyse highly complex issues involving material drawn from various sources, sometimes conflicting
  • Knowledge of statutory and professional financial reporting guidelines and requirements, including working with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to present to senior management as well as external bodies as required
  • Ability to work constructively in a team environment with colleagues in clinical, operational and other corporate areas


  • Knowledge of the organisation's objectives and activities
  • Understanding of the NHS agenda and knowledge of NHS financial framework

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


Magnitude House, Aylesford

New Hythe Lane


ME20 6WT

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