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Band 8a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Hywel Dda University Health Board
Employer type
Ty Gorwel, St Davids Park
£48,526 - £54,619 per annum
Salary period
16/04/2023 23:59

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Finance Business Partner

Band 8a

Our Hywel Dda values reflect who we are and how we behave. We continuously work together to be the best we can be as we strive to develop and deliver excellent services, putting people at the heart of everything we do. Throughout our recruitment process you will be asked to think about how you would demonstrate these values in the way that you work with us.

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Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, highly skilled and innovative individual to join the Finance Directorate as a Finance Business Partner supporting two Directorates;

1) Facilities, Estates and Capital

2) Operations (including oversight of Clinical engineering maintenance, health records management, Sterilisation services)

The post holder will support the Senior Finance Business Partner in influencing the strategic decision making within the Health Board through the provision of highly complex business and financial advice and support to the Executive Directors, Senior Operational Managers, Clinicians and Budget Managers within their area.  This role will be supported by a Band 7 Assistant Finance Business Partner (shared with another Directorate) and  a centralised management accounting team.

Candidates should be CCAB/CIMA qualified.

Main duties of the job

  • Forward thinking: ensuring that financial forecasts and modelling are developed and embedded in the way we work, and that effective risk management arrangements are embedded;
  • Financial monitoring: resource use, including variances from budget, long term trends and projections;
  • Options and decisions: Supporting policy decisions and business cases with evidence-based financial information.
  • Financial intelligence: ensuring that value, is an integral part of our arrangements;
  • Financial governance: ensuring that arrangements are fit for purpose;
  • Whole-system: Financial consequences are considered across the organisation and within divisions;
  • Advice: Divisions are provided with sound, commercial advice.

Working for our organisation

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties.

Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales.

We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences.  In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on 25/04/2023.

Person specification

Qualification and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • CCAB Qualified Accountant – professional accountancy qualification plus further specialist knowledge training and experience.
  • Membership of a professional Chartered Accounting institution.
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development.
  • Knowledge and understanding of improvement methodologies used across organisations.
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of developing best practice in the NHS within the UK nations; and of management and leadership best practice developments.
  • Keeps self informed through local and national networks.

Language Skills

Desirable criteria
  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)


Essential criteria
  • Experience in a complex organisation
  • Experience of working with Managers and Clinical Leads.
  • Experience in developing business cases.
  • Experience of successfully managing budgets.
  • Experience in delivering successfully managing budgets.
  • Experience in delivering within challenging financial situations, including financial turnaround.
  • Demonstrable track record of career advancement and achievement
  • Experience of communicating, in writing and verbally, within a highly politically sensitive environment.
  • Commercially astute, able to manage the day to day business challenges while not losing sight of long term strategic goals.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveCymraegDisability confident employerCore principlesDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldStep into healthCarer confident logo, the employers for carers confident schemeCarer Confident -AccomplishedStonewall Silver 2022

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Leon Popham
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Senior Finance Business Partner
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