Finance Business Partner

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Finance Business Partner

Band 8b

Job Summary

King’s is a forward looking, welcoming and exciting NHS Foundation Trust with an ambitious operational delivery plan. To support the delivery of this plan, the Trust is looking for a talented finance business partner to work with the finance and operational teams.

As a Finance Business Partner you will be the trusted advisor to a number of clinical divisions. You will be influencing day to day decision making across the clinical divisions to maximise value for patients whilst maintaining strong financial control in line with our processes and striving to deliver on productivity improvements.


Main duties of the job

The Finance Business Partner will take responsibility for providing highly complex and operational focused support. They will have the ability to optimise the use of data from multiple sources and triangulate it into digestible and actionable formats.

They must be customer focused, with the ability to constructively challenge and create positive and effective working relationships.

The post holder will be involved in guiding the finance team in ensuring a comprehensive and efficient finance service is provided to divisional managers, senior managers, budget holders and external stakeholders.

The position will support the divisions on identification of productivity and efficiency opportunities, by using financial, analytical and project management skills, to ensure divisional targets are delivered on time.

The position will require forensic accounting methods to analyse complex business opportunities for the divisions. Business decisions will require a clear understanding of the principles supporting the NHSI risk rating regime as well as the impact on the Trusts Income and Expenditure.

The post holder must have a recognised CCAB or equivalent qualification, and have significant experience in finance and be fully committed to Continuous Professional Development.

The ideal applicant will have a background in operational or business finance. Whilst an NHS background would be helpful, we are also open to recruiting from the private sector.


About us

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1.2 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King’s to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

The Finance Department has accredited employer status with all of the main accountancy bodies and is currently undertaking an ambitious continuous improvement programme focused on improving People, Process and Systems. The King’s finance vision is ‘To be stellar finance partners, supporting world class patient care’.


Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.


Person Specification



  • Qualified CCAB accountant


  • 5 Years Experience



  • Experience in budget setting and planning
  • Experience in working with non-finance stakeholders
  • Experience in improving reporting
  • Experience in team development
  • Experience in problem solving
  • Experience in a variety of finance functions


  • Experience in the NHS or equivalent
  • Experience in business case preparation
  • Experience in complex financial modelling
  • Experience in a large / complex organisations
  • Experience in project management



  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and plan
  • Proactive and self driven


If you would like a further discussion on the role, in the first instance please contact our executive search partner Will Restall at Hunter Healthcare on or 07543 183549.

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Date Event
Sunday 30th October Job closes