The finance and procurement department supports the Trust to make the best use of resources.
The Trust has a responsibility to ensure that its finances are well run and our finance team are crucial in making sure this happens.
Our finance teams make sure that any invoices get paid and within the correct timeframes. Much wider than this, the finance teams also play a huge role in governance, accountability, annual reports and accounts that can inform any funding decisions in the future.
Procurement are responsible for working with clinicians and senior management teams around the buying of goods and services.
I have the flexibility within my role that supports a healthy work/life balance
Supply chain assistant
Assistant management accountant
Senior / Management accountant
Senior / Financial accountant
Senior / Buyer
Senior / Finance manager
Senior / Contracts Manager
Receipts and distribution manager
Head of financial accounting
Head of financial planning and devlopment
Head of procurement
Deputy director of finance and resources
Director of finance and resources
Our finance and procurement teams are well established, offering flexible working opportunities as well as career development opportunities.
Some areas of work include:
Our payroll department sits within our human resources team.
Our recruitment is person-centred. We're committed to keeping you informed at all stages and supporting you along the way.
You'll receive a first rate induction and access to a range of development programmes.
You’ll have access to our generous pension scheme, health service discounts and 27 days of annual leave plus bank holidays, which increases the longer you’re in service.
If you need a DBS check, we will pay for it, as well as your annual subscription fee for the DBS update service.
This will depend on the role you are most interested in but there are a number of professional qualifications that can help you in developing your career in finance. We do have some entry level roles as detailed above but usually you will be working towards or have gained a qualification from one of the following professional bodies:
Certificate or diploma from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
Professional qualification from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
Qualifications accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Qualifications accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
The more experience you gain post qualification, the more opportunities you will have to develop into more senior finance or management roles.
I like that my opinion counts. When a manager asks my advice on a particular product to purchase they listen and use my knowledge and experience for the benefit of their service.