The Department of Health (DH) helps people to live better for longer.
We lead, shape and fund health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve.
The Finance Directorate is split across Leeds and London. As part of this Directorate you will be part of a dynamic, agile finance function, which has responsibility for one of the biggest and most complex accounts consolidations in the world.
We are currently undergoing an exciting period of business transformation. The DH2020 Programme will enable the Department to lead the health and care system more effectively and efficiently with the Finance Department embedded at the heart of decision making.
In order to re-configure itself to deliver this in a more effective and efficient way the Department of Health is currently going through an ambitious change programme that will shape the Department so that it can deliver its essential work for the government and society over the next five years. The DH2020 Programme will enable the Department to lead the health and care system more effectively by working differently. The programme covers every aspect of the Department’s business – what we do, how we’re organised, how we get things done, who does it and how we behave as we do it.
This post sits within the NHS Finance team, who provide finance support, challenge, advice and assurance to the NHS’s lead Arm’s Length Bodies and relevant DH directorates. Will include business planning; budget setting; managing the financial position; policy development and affordability, governance; financial analysis and reporting including year-end activity
<b>Key responsibilities for the posts include</b>
• Split into three broad elements -
1.Business Partnering –
• Provide financial advice and guidance to the Department, its Arm’s Length Bodies and the NHS.
• Partnering with the NHS’s lead ALBs on their corporate finance activity and sector financial reporting responsibilities.
2.Sector Analysis -
• Lead collection, collation, interpretation, review and challenge of all in-year financial spending forecasts for NHS provider sector.
• Identify trends and assess risks. Build expertise and share insights with key internal and external stakeholders.
• Working across branch and division to support areas responsible for work such as delivery of NHS efficiency targets and finance technicalities in the health education budget.
3.Sector Reporting -
• Reporting of NHS spending position against Departmental budgetary limits and contributing to all internal and external reporting outputs.
• Provide accurate, timely and insight reports and briefings to senior officials and departmental ministers
• Contributing to the preparation of high quality, IFRS compliant Departmental accounts to challenging timescales.
• Become an expert in own work area, represent the Department of Health at meetings, and advise on the implications of any options/ decisions.
• Be visible to staff and key stakeholders; regularly undertake activities to engage and build working relationships with people in area of work.
For further information and details of how to apply please visit the Civil Service Website.