Finance Business Partner – Clinical and Scientific Services (CSS)
Welcome from Chris Evans, Finance Director – CSS.
We, as a managed clinical service (MCS) and finance team, are very excited about the opportunities which are on offer to ensure that CSS is a leader within Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) and as such we are looking for likeminded colleagues who will be proactive and have a desire to drive the team and MCS forward.
This is an exciting time to be joining the team and, by joining CSS, new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.
Collaboration is at the heart of CSS and we are seeking a talented and proactive Finance Business Partner to joinour high performing finance team, working with the divisions to provide a financial management service and be a business partner to ensure our services are client focused.
Finance Skills Development (FSD) and Future Focused Finance (FFF) are at the heart of our learning and development journey, you will truly make a difference by working closely with experienced colleagues, accomplished business leaders and access to extensive ongoing professional development across the MCS, Trust and region.
Thank you for your application. We look forward to meeting you very soon.
Chris Evans, Director of Finance – CSS.
Main duties of the job
The Finance Business Partner is responsible for providing high quality financial information support and advice to the Managed Clinical Service (MCS), thereby assisting the MCS and Directorate Managers to achieve their financial objectives. The post holder will be required to work closely with clinical staff
The post-holder will also proactively contribute to the wider finance agenda, including:
- The CSS efficiency programme.
- The annual financial planning cycle.
- Promoting/delivering financial training and support to a range of stakeholders.
- Supporting the learning and development of the Finance Team, including through Future Focused Finance activities.
- Fostering excellent working relationships, networks and collaborative behaviours across MFTs wider teams/sites.
- Contributing to specific wider finance projects
MFT is England’s largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We’re creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.
Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you’ll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.
We’ve also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive; our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we’ve launched in September 2022.
We’re proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What’s more, we’re excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.
At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.
01 March 2023
Agenda for change
£56,164 to £65,262 a year Per annum
Full-time, Flexible working
Trafford General Hospital
The role of Finance Business Partner is key to our finance team and critical to our success.
Applicants will be a highly motivated CCAB or CIMA qualified accountant withexperience of working at a senior level within a Finance or Business Environment. Applicants may not be currently working in the NHS but must share our desire and passion to make a real impact in our patients.
You will be an integral member of our team, leading, engaging, and influencing staff (both clinical and non-clinical) at all levels. We have ambitious plans and are looking for aspirational, committed team players to join us, making a real difference along the way.
To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.
COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.
MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at email@example.com.
Were looking forward to hearing from you!
- Influencing and negotiating
- Planning, monitoring and controlling
- Analysing information and problem solving inc IT
- Focus on business and customers
- Knowledge – understanding of NHS
- Experience – acute and integra
- Qualifications – masters level
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