Finance Business Partner

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Finance Business Partner
Gillingham, Kent
Interim Position

QAD 1805/1306

Posted: 13th June 2024 14:15
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  • Pay Rate:

    £34.32 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37.5 hours per week

  • Anticipated 3 months initially

  • Gillingham, Kent,

    ME7 5NY

What's involved with this role:

QAD 1805/1306

Role: Finance Business Partner

Contract Length: Anticipated 3 months initially

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: On-Site, Medway NHS Foundation Trust, Gillingham Kent ME7 5NY

Pay Rate: £34.32 per hour PAYE

NHS experience desirable
Enhanced DBS required for this role TBC
OH Assessment required for this role



The purpose of the Finance Business Partner is to ensure the provision of high-quality information and advice to Divisions and Directorates within the organisation, liaising with external organisations as appropriate.

The post holder will look outwards to service providers and advise on budgetary control, efficiency and commercial considerations.

The post holder will proactively ensure the appropriate use of resources and the provision of the optimum level of financial information and advice to managers at all levels.

Working closely with other senior members of the finance team they will:

  • Influence budgetary accountability by means of formal periodic reviews of all financial performance
  • Lead and develop their team in delivering first class effective financial advice
  • Ensure the financial management function delivers timely accurate information to a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders promoting and creating a customer focussed ethos for the function.
  • Provide and execute first line support in the development and prosecution of business cases
  • Support the identification of cost efficiency and productivity opportunities within their respective Divisions using benchmarking information and being expert in using model hospital data.
  • Role modelling efficiency and productivity within the Trust – propagating a culture of investing resource wisely and, first and foremost, preserving resource for high-quality patient care
  • Be the communication conduit through which SLR information is developed and ultimately used within operational Divisions, proposing nuanced and prioritised opportunities for improvements in efficiency and productivity.
  • Work as a team of Business Partners to upskill Divisional and fellow corporate colleagues in budgetary management and financial understanding



  • CCAB fully qualified
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Current member of relevant professional bodies



  • Expert knowledge of accounting policies and regulations
  • Knowledge and understanding of strategic NHS issues and priorities
  • Detailed knowledge of NHS and private sector financial management techniques and regulations, including investment appraisal, business case preparation and NHS costing methodologies



  • Expert understanding of the NHS financial regime
  • Three years PQE
  • Experience of financial management in a complex organisation
  • Experience of developing effective internal control environments
  • Experience of development of efficiency improvement programmes



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to communicate with internal and external senior stakeholders
  • Ability to present complex, sensitive and contentious information in a way that is understandable to the reader
  • Ability to motivate staff to deliver change
  • Capacity to analyse complex information from a variety of sources, both financial and non-financial
  • Demonstrate ‘lean’ thinking on the delivery of financial services
  • Clear ‘business focus’
  • Able to interpret and provide sound judgement on highly complex issues
  • Able to manage a multiplicity of targets and objectives
  • Provide judgements regarding resource allocation where no precedent exists and where potential for disagreement at a senior level exists
  • Required to plan and organise a broad range of complex and technical

Other Attributes;

  • Assertive
  • Political awareness
  • Positive, ‘can do’ attitude
  • Ability to cope with difficult people and situations managing conflict appropriately


Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.
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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
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  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.

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