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Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Senior Finance Business Partner Band 8a

£50,000 – £58,000 plus excellent NHS benefits

Dorchester / Hybrid working

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset. With a turnover of £290 million and a workforce of over 3,000 staff we provide an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

DCH is a vibrant organisation with a reputation for delivering high quality services and our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them.

To achieve this, we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence are at the core of everything we do. We care about our patients and our people. We are focused on providing outstanding, safe patient care, and a positive working culture that benefits staff and patients alike.

The Role

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is currently looking to recruit a Senior Finance Business Partner who will play a pivotal role in providing comprehensive, proactive management accounts support to senior managers related to their relevant budget area.

In this role you will produce robust monthly reporting information to enable accurate, timely and effective reporting for Divisional leads linked to workforce, activity and performance areas.

As a Senior Finance Business Partner you will work closely with and maintain excellent working relationships with finance and non-finance colleagues alike to ensure a proactive management accounting service is delivered; constructively and positively challenging all aspects of Divisional financial performance when required.

Reporting to the Head of Management Accounts, you will also be expected to use high level technical, analytical, interpersonal and negotiating skills to develop excellent working relationships with a wide range of internal and external managers across NHS Organisations and the wider system.

About you

To succeed in this role at DCH you will:

* Be a qualified accountant with finance experience in a medium to large organisation; be use to providing financial information in short time scales and making sound assumptions and judgements to ensure this happens in a robust way.

* Have experience of working with operational teams and of helping shape strategic and business planning processes, key to the recovery of the Trusts underlying deficit and medium term financial planning.

* Have experience of leading a small team and be familiar with technical financial management information, budget setting and report writing.

* Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrable experience in working with operational teams and other corporate functions to deliver a mature rounded service.

The benefits

In return for your hard work and dedication you will enjoy a wide variety of benefits including:

*Band 8a salary package starting at £50,952 and increasing to £57,349

*27 – 33 days holiday (excl bank holidays based on length of NHS service)

*Hybrid and flexible working available

*Standard NHS pension and other associated benefits

NHS Experience is certainly not a prerequisite for this role and we would welcome applications from all sectors. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles as diversity strengthens our teams.

For more information on this role please contact our retained consultant Nicola Shaw at Morgan Law on 07554 443 877 or to apply please send a CV to

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