Our public sector client is currently looking for a Finance Manager for a 3 months contract at £400 inside IR35.
Role: Finance Manager
Contract Length: until 31/03/2022
Location: Remote working but must be able to travel to Romford/Stratford 1/2 times a week
IR35: In Scope
Pay Rate to Candidate: £400
The required skills are as follows:
1. Two years NHS finance experience Band 7 or above.
2. Understanding of Mental Health finances from both a commissioner and provider view point.
3. Ability to work using your own initiative (role mainly working from home)
4. Excellent communication skills and a good understanding of how the NHS works.
Context of the role
As a member of the Commissioning & Contract Management Support Team - BHR, this role is integral to ensuring the NEL and ELHCP operating models and new ways of working are successfully established and embedded into routine business delivery.
The Finance Manager will play a key role in leading the BHR Finance team, who will work predominately within the BHR System working with CCG colleagues to deliver the commissioning priorities. There will however be an expectation the Finance Manager leads on programmes of work that cover ELHCP.
The Finance Manager is responsible for helping to ensure the team help develop leading edge, innovative and creative solutions to support the delivery of the System commissioning plans and the delivery of integrated care services.
The post holder will play a pivotal role in developing and leading the Finance team as part of an integrated commissioning and contract management support team of multi-professionals. They will be accountable for the delivery of an agreed programme that will jointly be agreed with the BHR System leads.
The Finance Manager will have excellent communication and problem solving skills and be able to devise and implement strategical solutions to BHR System commissioning priorities.
Role specific duties and responsibilities
• Supports setting the direction and leads the day-to-day cross-functional operations within the place based Finance team to deliver the required outputs for the BHR System
• Manages the balance of staffing between the functions in their team to ensure that the place based team has the optimum balance of skills to maximise high quality output for clients
• Supports the leadership of the organisational development of the place based team to enable the successful development of the integrated multi-disciplinary team
• Responsible for the Quality Assurance of all outputs from the team to ensure a high quality of work is delivered
• Ensure that accounting records are maintained to high standards to enable the requirements of governance, internal and external audit requirements and completion of monthly reconciliations
• Ensure the monthly, quarterly and annual financial management processes are duly followed and adhered to by team members
• Provide financial and information support advice and guidance to directors and budget holders. This will often include analysis of highly complex and sensitive data sets and material
• Assist the Senior Finance Manager in providing input into the Operating Plans and other initiatives in respect of accounting treatments, and cash implications
• Ensures that all line managed staff have individual objectives, personal development plans and annual appraisals
• Support all staff to gain an appropriate professional qualification where required
• Support the development and monitoring of BHR System Transformation Programmes
• Support new ways of contractual working to deliver outcome based contracting
• Identify examples of national and international best practice and to ensure that London benefits from relevant innovations in healthcare
• Develop and champion new initiatives or projects as necessary
• Supports the delivery of the routine monthly, quarterly and annual contract management process
• Support the BHR System to risk assess their monthly and annual financial position in relation to the relevant contract portfolio
• The post holder is accountable as a senior manager for implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in the work of their teams, and for ensuring their staff are trained in using SOPs. In addition they are expected to champion the use of SOPs, include training in all induction programmes for new staff and development plans for existing staff, and contribute to the creation and maintenance of SOPs as required as part of the corporate SOP development process.
• Accountable for developing and delivering strategy, promoting innovation and supporting operational excellence in the CSU. Working with highly complex data, facts and situations requiring analysis, interpretations and comparisons on a range of options and making decisions on the most appropriate approach.
Financial and Physical Resources
• Accountability and sign off for all innovation projects and initiatives.
• Develop commissioning models that ensures value for money and promote excellence.
• Act in a way that is compliant with Standing Orders and Standing Financial Instructions in the discharge of this responsibility.
• Constantly strive for value for money and greater efficiency in the use of these budgets and to ensure that they operate in recurrent financial balance year on year.
• Transfers expertise and knowledge as appropriate, regarding innovation issues throughout the team and also externally to Directors and lead providers – including developing and delivering formal briefing/training to promote innovation across London.
• To forge positive working relationships, in order to support an effective matrix approach to achieve the clients objectives.
• To work in a matrix management style and to foster close working relations with other managers within the CSU.
• To manage, motivate and develop staff within the team to ensure that they are able to deliver the new responsibilities of the CSU.
• To recruit as necessary and performance manage a Directorate that delivers a range of tasks within a multi disciplinary team structure in a new and challenging environment.
• Partners with the Information and Business Intelligence team to ensure that information management needs are met in order to enable effective education planning and monitoring of Quality
Research and Development
• Develops a innovation strategy including research and development to identify, develop and promote best practice
• Drawing from experience and expertise in other academic fields and industries, ensures that London benefits from relevant innovations
• Highlight, promote and report innovative approaches to education and training, particularly their impact on service
• Commission and coordinate a Research and Development strategy to drive innovation
Planning and Organisation
• Accountable for developing and owning the operational strategy and working with the team to ensure that this is incorporated into the consolidated plan.
• Develops plan for the delivery of the role’s responsibilities including identifying interdependencies, managing risks, modelling the potential impacts on the wider organisation, determining resource requirements and building in contingency where necessary.
• Contributes to the strategic planning process and delivery of priorities and manages consequential adjustments to activities responsible for as required.
Policy and Service Development:
• Working collaboratively to develop a faculty of local champions and leaders.
• Promote the adoption of innovative strategies and techniques.
• Responsible for proposing and drafting changes, implementation and interpretation to policies, guidelines and service level agreements (SLAs) which may impact.
• Proposes changes to own function and making recommendations across the CSU.