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Deputy Finance Manager

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Finance Manager to join the Wye Valley NHS Trust Finance Team on a permanent basis.

Reporting to the Senior Finance Manager (Medical and Clinical Support Divisions) and supporting in ensuring effective use of financial resources in pursuit of agreed Divisional and Corporate goals.

This post will also support the Senior Finance Manager in budget setting, financial planning, forecasting, monthly monitoring and reporting within corporate standards and timetables.

This role is based across the main NHS sites in Herefordshire while also embracing the option of agile working, through a combination of on-site working and working from home, should this flexibility be attractive to the right candidate.

Main duties of the job

The role requires an enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work as a Deputy Finance Manager.

To provide financial leadership to the Divisions sharing the objectives with the Clinical Directors for the overall financial management and performance of their areas, ensuring the production of relevant, accurate and timely financial advice and supporting information in order that the Divisions will achieve their agreed financial plan.

To work as part of the Divisional teams to ensure that Trust objectives Financial Statutory obligations are met. The post holder will be responsible for increasing the level of business expertise within the Divisions areas and will be required to support the Clinical Directors in all financial matters.

Works directly with (and Deputises for), the Senior Finance Manager on all aspects in relation to the financial responsibilities of the organisation.

Line management responsibility for the Assistant Finance Managers and Finance Assistant reporting to them and uses this resource effectively to achieve accounting outputs. Strong leadership skills and expectations of high professional standards, setting the appropriate culture for all direct reports.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Holds an approved CCAB / CIMA professional accounting qualification or passed finalist
  • Commitment and evidence of continuing professional development in line with the post holder's professional accounting body.
  • Further specialist finance training and experience related to wider Healthcare finance.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Expert user of Financial systems and Microsoft Excel
  • Understanding of current NHS structures and key policies, knowledge of acute hospital and community healthcare environment
  • Demonstrable evidence of influencing and persuading, understanding of audit and awareness of evidence required and audit standards and tests to be met, Highly numerate and analytical
  • Excellent verbal reasoning and report writing skills
  • Ability to lead, motivate and manage a small team of staff
  • Ability to prioritise, plan and prioritise workload effectively and in a manner which is sustainable



  • Extensive expert knowledge and experience in NHS Financial Management or equivalent
  • Significant at experience in an NHS Finance role or equivalent experience
  • In depth specialist knowledge and understanding of financial management, budgetary control and relevant accounting procedures/principles


  • Acute Sector Experience

Other Factors


  • Ability to fulfil the travel requirements of post and flexible working in home or office environment as required
  • Able to travel between sites and attend physical face to face meetings when required

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Hospital/Harold Street



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