Finance Business Partner

Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
United Kingdom
27 Nov 2020
29 Nov 2020
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as "competent and caring staff" by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Welcome from Claire Wilson - Executive Director of Finance - Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (WUTH).

Having joined Wirral University Teaching Hospitals (WUTH) in January of 2020 and having to face the unprecedented challenge of Covid 19 along with existing NHS pressures to the Finance team. I'm keen to develop an exceptional finance function that can support our divisions, Hospital and patients to meet any and all challenges moving forward. As such the role of Finance Business Partner is critical to our success.

Finance Skills Development (FSD) is at the heart of our learning and improvement 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 Hospital and region.

Thank you for your application. We look forward to meeting you very soon.

Claire Wilson, Executive Director of Finance.

The role of Finance Business Partner is a key to our finance team and critical to our success.

Applicants will be a highly motivated CCAB or CIMA qualified accountant with experience 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 on 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.

This exciting opportunity will give the successful candidate the responsibility for:
  • Provision of information, guidance, support and advice to Division, Executive Directors and other Trust managers to enable them to plan, monitor and control the services within available resources
  • Strategic role alongside the Clinical Head of Division, Divisional Director, Associate Director of Nursing and Executive Directors in providing financial input into service wide decisions regarding strategic direction and management
  • Implementing profitability analyses across the Division
  • Provide detailed information and analyses for Service developments, Service redesigns and Business cases (both revenue and capital) in line with investment policy. Monitoring the implementation to ensure delivery
  • Efficiency reviews and assisting in identifying Cost Improvement Programme (CIP) schemes for the current and future years
  • Forecasting & Planning of the Divisions
  • Budget Setting, Annual Plan, Monthly monitoring, reporting to the Divisions and information for the NHSI returns

Due to the global pandemic there have been many challenges our Finance team have had to face and we are looking for team players with excellent communication and relationship building skills to join the team. These skills will be heavily relied on as the team are currently working remotely, so new staff can expect a warm 'remote' welcome but will need to have the ability to build relationships with the team and division whilst working from home for part of the working week. Although this has been a change to our usual meeting approach and required some adaption to our approach, we've found it to be working successfully and applicants should be able to and be comfortable in working in this way.

Please complete the on-line application and send a covering letter to outlining your reasons for applying. If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please call Martin Chadwick.

Please note, for external applicants only, if you apply via NHS Jobs, your information will be imported into our third party recruitment system - Trac Jobs. All subsequent information regarding your application will then be generated from and this is where you will be able to track the progress of your application. This will ensure we deal with your application quickly and efficiently.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in the application, to its third party management system.

Please note; that if you are offered a position, your personal details will automatically be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system (ESR).

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Documents to download
  • Job Description & Person Specification ( PDF , 817.8 KB )
  • Corporate & Local Induction ( PDF , 507.1 KB )
  • Probationary Periods ( PDF , 124.1 KB )
  • Safe Employment Policy ( PDF , 564.8 KB )
  • Guidance Notes for Applicants ( PDF , 1.2 MB )
  • GDPR Privacy Notice for applicants ( PDF , 290.4 KB )
  • Vision Values Behaviours ( PDF , 515.6 KB )

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