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Finance Officer (Financial Accounts)

Band 3

Main area
Band 3
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
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North Shields
£17,787 to £20,448 per annum
21/02/2019 23:59
Interview date

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.




The Financial Services section is responsible for the many of the core functions of the Finance Department including accounts payable and receivables, cash and banking and the preparation of statutory financial statements and returns.

We are seeking to appoint a Finance Officers to the Financial Accounts team.

 Reporting to the Financial Team Leader they will be responsible for allocating cash receipts, reconciling cash books and suspense accounts and acting as relief Cashier.

 This role will particularly suit people who as well as finance work enjoy the variety of face to face customer contact or have experience in handling cash e.g. in a retail or banking environment.

 Experience of a computerised data processing system is essential along with experience of using Excel.

 This is essentially a full time role though applicants seeking slightly fewer hours are welcomed.

 Applicants will be required to work at Trust sites other than Cobalt for approximately six weeks per year.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Michael Blackburn - 0191 203 1501

Denise Johnstone  - 0191 203 1541


Closing Date: 21st February 2019

If you have problems applying, contact

0191 203 1415