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Finance Business Partner - Clinical & Corporate Divisions (x2)

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH)
London (Greater) (GB) - Great Ormond Street Hospital
band 8b has a range of £66,718-£76,270
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

Job Details

Directorate: Finance
Band: AFC Band 8b
Supervised by: Associate Director of Financial Management
Type of contract:  Permanent
Hours per week:  37.5
Location: Great Ormond Street Hospital
Budgetary responsibility: N/A
Manages: 2-3 staff

Job summary

An exciting career opportunity has arisen for 2 Finance Business Partners to join our Finance Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

The Finance Business Partners are responsible for the provision of a high-quality finance service to a range of directorates and have line management responsibilities for several staff. They are a key member of the team working closely with the senior managers and Directors across the Trust. They are the senior finance lead in the directorates and therefore take a lead role in the directorate board meetings, Performance reviews and in providing challenge to the management team from both a financial and a business point of view.

Main duties of the job

  • To Partner the senior Operational Teams within their dedicated Directorate ensuring they get the business and financial support and challenge they need to run their Directorate. The role works in close partnership with the directorate to help the successful operation.
  • To lead a team responsible for the provision of an expert financial management service to a portfolio of clinical units and/or corporate departments.
  • To lead and be responsible for the monthly reporting for these areas, income, and expenditure, ensuring that information produced is robust, accurate and owned by appropriate individuals.
  • To support the Finance staff in the development of Cost Improvement Program schemes (CIPs) and the financial modeling of service developments, ensuring that the information produced is robust, accurate and that plans are deliverable and have been challenged to ensure efficiency.
  • To support the Associate Director of Financial Management with the development and implementation of the Trust's medium to long-term strategy.
  • To be responsible for the management and development of a team of Finance professionals including professional development, statutory and mandatory training, PDRs, and performance.
  • To support the Associate Director of Financial Management in the delivery of corporate tasks and objectives, assuming responsibility for the delivery of a range of tasks.

About us

Here at GOSH, we believe that improving lives for our patients begins with improving how we learn, work and grow as colleagues. So, we're changing. We know that we need to develop a more inclusive culture where everyone feels seen and heard. By growing an ever more diverse workforce, we'll have a greater range of perspectives and knowledge in our GOSH community, meaning that we can provide the children and young people at our hospital with even better care. At GOSH we have opportunities for our staff to engage with colleagues through the following networks: REACH (Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage) ENABLED (Enhancing Abilities & Leveraging Disabilities Network), PRIDE & Women's networks.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • Our Always Values
  • Knowledge and understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Understanding of Diversity and Inclusion challenges in the workplace.
  • Demonstrable contribution to advancing Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • Qualified CCAB Accountant.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development

Skills and abilities


  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Financial analysis and forecasting
  • Complex financial modelling skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and plan / prioritise workload
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Self-motivated
  • Proactive & innovative approach to problem solving
  • Change management skills
  • Persuasion & influencing skills
  • Professional
  • Corporate awareness
  • Excellent team leader

Knowledge & Experience


  • Significant financial management experience at a senior level
  • Significant post qualification experience
  • Staff management experience including recruitment, selection, objective setting, appraisals and managing performance.
  • Effective team leadership
  • Presentation of highly complex financial and non-financial information.
  • Inspiring confidence & developing highly effective working relationships with finance, clinical and non-finance colleagues, including those at a senior level.
  • Successful challenge of information and assumptions
  • Presentation of financial information and leading financial discussions at senior management and executive level meetings
  • Identifying opportunities for change and successful management of the change process.
  • Use of financial ledgers & reporting tools
  • NHS Financial Regime & Policies
  • Awareness of current NHS priorities
  • Principles of service line reporting & patient level costing


  • Significant financial management experience in the NHS.
  • Supporting managers and clinicians in the use of service line reporting & patient level cost information
  • Business Objects

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)


Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) is a national centre of excellence in the provision of specialist children's health care, currently delivering the widest range of specialist care of any children's hospital in the UK. It is the only specialist Biomedical Research Centre for paediatrics, the largest centre in the UK for children and young people with heart or brain problems, and the largest centre in Europe for children and young people with cancer. It works in partnership with the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH), part of University College London, and together they form the largest paediatric research and teaching centre in the UK.

The hospital at Great Ormond Street is the only exclusively specialist children's hospital in the UK. It does not have an Accident and Emergency department and only accepts specialist referrals from other hospitals and community services. The population of children and young people served by the hospital is characterised by those with multiple disabilities and/or health problems and rare and congenital (present at birth) conditions. Many children and young people need the help of different specialist teams. Improvements in health care and diagnosis mean that many children and young people have dramatically improved survival rates and more therapeutic options than was the case 10 years ago. Sadly though, many of the children cared for at GOSH still have life threatening or life-limiting conditions.

The hospital receives over 255,000 patient visits (inpatient admissions or outpatient appointments) a year and carries our approximately 18,800 operations each year.

The hospital has 383 patient beds, including 44 intensive care beds (21 CICU, 15 PICU and 8 NICU). Many of the children and young people on our wards require high dependency care or are classed as ward intensive care, requiring one-to-one nursing.

Around 4,100 full-time and part-time staff work at the hospital. The ICH has around 600 staff. Many senior staff have roles in both organisations.

The hospital has approximately 50 paediatric specialties, the widest range of any hospital in the UK, which uniquely enables it to diagnose and pioneer treatments for children and young people with highly complex, rare or multiple conditions. It has 19 highly specialised national services.

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