Finance Manager | Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Job details
Posting date: 23 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £50,952 - £57,349 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 22 June 2024
Location: Maidstone, ME16 9NT
Company: Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6311043/359-6311043-T3

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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is looking for an experienced, dynamic CCAB/CIMA qualified Accountant to take on a Finance Manager role supporting the Kent and Medway Pathology Network which is currently hosted by Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.

The Kent and Medway Pathology Network is a formal partnership of seven laboratories across three pathology services in four acute Trusts. Our 800 colleagues provide services across the health and care sector to a population of nearly 2 million.

We are at an exciting point of our network development with a new clinical director and managing director leading transformation including a single Laboratory Information Management System, Managed Equipment Service and digital projects. We are developing a clinical strategy enabling pathology to drive change and improvement in patient pathways and population health.

By joining the network you will have the opportunity to be part of the transformational change planned over the next five years and work collaboratively with colleagues across the Kent and Medway system.

This Finance Manager role will be the first point of contact for the network, delivering month end reporting, business planning, Cost Improvement Plan analysis, developing costings, and supporting the development of business cases and options appraisals.

In order to support partnership working, the successful candidate will build and develop key relationships with finance and non-finance colleagues within the Clinical and Non Clinical Divisions

You will be a self-motivated, pro-active individual with strong time management and organisational skills. You will have excellent communication, influencing and analysis skills. Advanced Excel skills and experience managing large and varied datasets are also requirements of this role.

You should have experience in financial management and excellent technical and communication skills.

This is a challenging rolethatoffers the right candidate the opportunity to thrive and develop within a supportive finance team, as well as contribute to the improving the efficiency and offering of the finance function to the organisation.

You will be joining a dynamic Finance team that has recently received accreditation with ACCA and CIMA accountancy bodies as well as being shortlisted by the Health Service Journal (HSJ) for the finance team of the year.

If you would like to understand more about the Kent and Pathology Network and how this role will support this service please contact Ada Foreman (Deputy Director Strategy Programme and Financial Planning or Richard Sykes (Head of Financial Management

In this year's NHS staff survey, our employees voted MTW in the top 10 NHS Trusts nationwide and second in the South East of Trusts to work for.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust’s core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients – the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

We support our staff with disabilities to ensure they have the adjustments they need to be the best they can be in the workplace. Collaborating with Access to Work means that our staff are assessed by experts in the workplace and we ensure that their recommendations are implemented as quickly as possible. You can find out more here: Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition: What Access to Work is - GOV.UK (

Interview Date: 12th June 2024

This advert closes on Wednesday 5 Jun 2024

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