Finance and Administration Assistant

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Full TimePermanent
  • Post Date: August 13, 2019
Job Description

We are one of the country’s top performing NHS Foundation Trusts, looking after the wellbeing of around half a million people across Northumberland and North Tyneside – one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS Trust in England.
We deliver care from 11 acute sites including an emergency care hospital, general and community hospitals, an outpatient and diagnostic centre, an elderly care unit and an integrated health and social care facility.
We are rated ‘outstanding’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We are one of the North East’s largest employers with 9,500 dedicated members of staff. We have a Council of Governors with 70 members, representing the public, staff and some of our external partners.

We invest heavily in staff to ensure that the best talent is attracted, developed, looked after, and retained in every area of the organisation. Staff satisfaction is high and our staff consistently rate us as one of the best places to work in the NHS.
We were one of the first NHS Trusts to receive foundation status, and have been a foundation trust for over a decade.
Candidates must read the entire ‘Applicants Guidance Notes’ before submitting any applications.
Please note that it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their own DBS certification if a DBS check is required for the post. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first monthly pay.

An exciting opportunity exists to join the central Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating (DAFNE) team as a Finance and Administration Assistant.
The main duties of this role include the daily update and management of the departmental operational budget spreadsheet to ensure accurate expenditure and income is being processed. This will also involve investigating any queries and variances.
The role also involves arranging the DAFNE Executive Board meetings which includes organising the venue, sending meeting invites, circulating the agenda, supporting information and minutes, as well as monitoring and chasing progress of actions with Board members.
The post holder will be required to book travel, accommodation and venues for training programmes and meetings throughout the year, sourcing and selecting the most appropriate option within the operational budget.

We are looking for applicants who are proactive and self motivated with a confident approach, particularly to finance related tasks. The successful applicant must possess excellent organisation skills, accurate data entry skills and the ability to maintain high quality in their own area of work.
The post holder will based at North Tyneside General Hospital. There will be an occasional requirement (one or twice per year) to travel nationally to attend meetings and conferences.

Essential Criteria:

  • NVQ III / AAT intermediate level or equivalent experience
  • GCSE English language and maths or equivalent experience
  • Be familiar with computerised financial ledgers
  • Experience of entering accurate and timely data onto electronic systems
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including word, outlook and excel

At Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we believe that our staff are the foundation for all that we do. The Trust recognises its role in supporting the health and wellbeing of its staff and it taking positive action in this respect. We have a range of initiatives and support for staff including psychology and counselling, physiotherapy, physical activity opportunities and healthy food choices on site.
The Trust is completely smoke free from March 2018. We do not discriminate against people who smoke but we do require all staff to be smoke free whilst at work and we have a range of support in place to help and support staff with this.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Main area:Finance and administration
Grade:Band 3
Job ref:319-1902203DA-CNE-A
Site:North Tyneside General Hospital

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