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East Midlands Work Placements

Below is a list of all the Finance and Procurement work placements available in the East Midlands.

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Organisation
Role
Department
Contact
More info
NHS West Leicestershire CCG
Finance Trainee
Finance
07917553532
Description:

Placement Address:
Currently either - Loughborough, Leicester City Centre, Glenfield or home.

Note: This placement is across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCG’s (3 CCG’s with a single management team)

The post holder will be based in Finance and will be responsible for providing financial support to the organisation.

Duties will include ledger input and output manipulation, project work, financial analysis, invoice management and other general duties

The post holder will spend time in all areas of financial management during the year endeavouring delivery of the individual’s objectives.

Skills required:

  • Good computer skills, specifically excel,
  • Good communicator – verbally and in writing
  • Stays calm when working to tight deadlines
  • Works well as part of a team.
Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to

https://www.westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk/

https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/

https://eastleicestershireandrutlandccg.nhs.uk/

Key Placement Contact:
Gill Killbery - Gill.Killbery@westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk 

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Finance Assistant
Finance
01604 544933
Description:

Placement address:
Northampton General Hospital
Cliftonville
Northampton
NN1 5BD

The student will be managed and guided at all times during their placement with the trust and will have a senior manager “buddy” point of contact.

The Northampton General Hospital Finance Team are actively engaged with the Future Focused Finance (FFF) initiative . More details of this initiative can be found at https://www.futurefocusedfinance.nhs.uk but the key aim is making people count by connecting and developing all NHS professionals.

The finance team have achieved level 1 FFF accreditation in May 2019 and are actively developing their level 2 bid submission. There are three levels within the process. They reflect the continuous development of the organisation's finance function, with level three recognising the highest standards of financial competence and commitment to the skills development of the finance team. Level 1 was achieved through a process of self-assessment with verification from the organisation’s Finance Director. Levels 2 & 3 will require peer-assessment by a colleague from another accredited organisation. Each accreditation will last for a period of three years and will then require renewal.

The post holder will rotate between financial services (accounts payable / receivable), management accounts (including costing), income and commissioning and financial accounts (including capital accounting).

The student will be given a work plan which will allow them to gain valuable experience in a number of key areas within the finance function, to provide a great basic understanding of NHS finance and assist with their development and decision making for their future career. Their individual work plan will be tailored to include placements throughout their year to help optimise their learning to include key tasks such as monthly reporting, statutory reporting, budget setting and annual accounts.

The role will require knowledge of accounting principles, good IT skills as keyboard use is a significant part of the role, an understanding of the internal management arrangements a positive enthusiastic can do attitude and good communication skills.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to https://www.northamptongeneral.nhs.uk/Home.aspxThe finance team also have a twitter page @NGHFinance

Key Placement Contact:
Lisa Humpage - Lisa.Humpage@ngh.nhs.uk 

 

Nottingham CityCare Partnership (CIC)
Finance Student Placement
Finance
07540 900165
Description:

Placement address:
Aspect House
Aspect Business Park
Bennerley Road
Bulwell
NG6 8WR

CityCare is a Community Interest Company commissioned by the CCG and Local Authority to deliver NHS and Public Health services to the residents of Nottingham and wider East Midlands. With an annual turnover of circa £55m, we are one of the largest Social Enterprises delivering NHS services. Taking a placement in CityCare will give you and interesting combination of experience which will assist you to gain a career in many different organisations; from private sector accounting combined with public sector regulators (NHS Improvement) and an understanding of third sector organisational strategy.

The post holder will be based at Aspect House, Aspect House Business Park within the Finance Team. The small Finance Team (of 15 individuals) is made up of a combination of qualified, part-qualified and unqualified team members. We cover all finance functions for CityCare including; Financial Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Capital Accounting, Treasury Management, Financial Reporting, VAT & Corporation Tax, Management Accounts, Business Development Costings, Regulatory Reporting, Procurement and Finance Systems. Being part of such a small team covering so many aspects of finance will allow students based with CityCare to have the opportunity to work with and support a variety of financial specialities and feel like the work they do will make a difference.

Reporting to the Senior Financial Accountant, the post holder will assist with monthly control accounts reconciliations, posting transactions to the fixed asset register, performing bank reconciliations, supporting payroll reconciliations and providing assistance to the Management Accounts and Financial Accounts teams as required. The post holder will also get to liaise with internal and external Auditors and participate in projects being undertaken by the team during their placement.

We are looking for a team player to fit with our small a friendly team, who has a willingness to learn and an aptitude for accounting. The successful candidate will need to be able to bring the theory learned in University into the practical environment at work; however you don’t need to have experience in a finance role previously.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to www.nottinghamcitycare.nhs.uk 

Key Placement Contact:
Phil Dickerson - philip.dickerson@nhs.net 

Nottingham CityCare Partnership (CIC)
Procurement Student Placement
Procurement
07977 517260
Description:

Placement address:
Aspect House
Aspect Business Park
Bennerley Road
Bulwell
NG6 8WR

CityCare is a Community Interest Company commissioned by the CCG and Local Authority to deliver NHS and Public Health services to the residents of Nottingham and wider East Midlands. With an annual turnover of circa £55m, we are one of the largest Social Enterprises delivering NHS services. Taking a placement in CityCare will give you an interesting combination of experience which will assist you to gain a career in many different organisations; from private sector accounting combined with public sector regulators (NHS Improvement) and an understanding of third sector organisational strategy.

The post holder will be based at Aspect House, Aspect House Business Park within the Finance Directorate.  The small Finance Directorate (of 15 individuals) is made up of a combination of qualified, part-qualified and unqualified team members who cover all finance functions for CityCare including; Financial Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Capital Accounting, Treasury Management, Financial Reporting, VAT & Corporation Tax, Management Accounts, Business Development Costings, Regulatory Reporting, Procurement and Finance Systems. 

The procurement team sits within the Finance Directorate and consists of 5 individuals who manage the full end to end procurement process for CityCare including transactional procurement, contract management, procurement compliance, tendering activities, negotiation of contracts/pricing and non-pay cost saving targets.

Reporting to the Transactional Procurement Manager, the post holder will assist with processing purchase requests into purchase orders including searching for the best deal possible, supporting the organisation to make savings in non-pay cost through negotiation of contracts, assisting with the development of tenders and assisting the Head of Procurement and Procurement Manager as required. The post holder will also get to participate in projects being undertaken by the team during their placement.

We are looking for a team player to fit with our small and friendly team, who has a willingness to learn and an aptitude for procurement. The successful candidate will need to be able to bring the theory learned in University into the practical environment at work; however you don’t need to have experience in a procurement role previously.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to www.nottinghamcitycare.nhs.uk 

Key Placement Contact:
Sarah Hatch - s.hatch@nhs.net 

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Finance Assistant
Finance
07972655140
Description:

Placement address: 
200 Lichfield Lane
Mansfield
NG18 4RG

Finance Assistant - Band 2

You will be based in the finance department at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

The Finance Department has over 80 individuals, qualified, studying and non-qualified.  You will be part of the Management Accounts team but given experience of Payroll, Procurement and Financial Services during your time at the trust. You will be given a work plan which will enable you to gain a wide range of experience in a variety of finance functions and roles. This will be a great foundation for your future finance career.

In Management Accounts we cover financial accounting, reporting, planning and systems.  Your role would be to support with providing accurate financial information, advice, and support to Trust service managers, as well as potentially working on a range of ad hoc projects. 

Your role will be responsible for journal preparation and input into our general ledger system, raising of income, maintaining financial spreadsheets, month end processes, basic variance analysis and other support required by Management Accountants.

The role will require knowledge of basic accounting principles, a range of IT skills including Excel and adaptability to learn our internal software’s. You will need excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to prioritise and organise own workload in a busy environment ensuring financial timetables are met.

You will always be managed and guided during your placement and know who to approach with any concerns or queries.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation visit www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk

Key Placement Contact:
Jonathan Saxton - Jonathan.saxton@nottshc.nhs.uk 

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Procurement Placement Student
Procurement
07391 862134
Description:

Placement address:
Beech House
Witham Park
Waterside South
Lincoln
LN5 7JH

The post holder will be based in Lincoln at our Lincoln Hospital site and our procurement office about 1 mile from the hospital itself.

The post holder will have a planned programme and will spend time across all the teams within the procurement department, as well as liaising with our central stores team.  We procure a range of items for our Trust from PPE items to multi-million pound capital investment projects as well as clinical services.  Each of the teams looks after different areas and the placement student would have the opportunity to spend time in each of them.  If a student has a particular interest in an area, or they have a final year project they want to align with their work experience, we would be happy to tailor the placement to suit this.

During time in procurement, the student will learn about a variety of skills – stakeholder management, project management, commercial acumen and skills, evaluation skills, communication skills and many business skills as these are all used regularly in the working life of a procurement professional.  It is envisaged that the student will be given projects to do whilst with us and can bring the benefits of their education and theory to the team and see things happening for real.  They will be supervised by an experienced member of the team and will have the opportunity to incorporate some CIPS knowledge into their placement.  They will also have the opportunity to shadow the Deputy Director of Procurement and support on some major projects taking place.

Skills and attributes that are ideal for this job are to be good at listening, have a level of innovative thinking, able to take on a lot of information, managing multiple projects at any one time, have good market knowledge and be a good communicator.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to https://www.ulh.nhs.uk/

Key Placement Contact:
Sharron Reetham, Deputy Director of Procurement - Sharron.reetham@ulh.nhs.uk 

 

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Business Analyst Assistant
Procurement
07908225769
Description:

Placement address:
County Hall
Room G60
Glenfield
Leicester
LE3 8TB

The post holder will be based in Performance & Governance Team and will be responsible for Implementing the  improvement to P2P  to include No PO No Pay Policy

Duties will include:

To assist in implementation of improvements which ensure spend is smarter, reduces risks, increases compliance, and improve process efficiency in the Procure-to-Pay process.  Key domains will cover 

  1. Purchase order exceptions list
  2. “No PO, no pay” policy
  3. Maintain Supplier database to include risk mitigation register

Also will provide support the Procurement teams with procurement activity as well other members of the wider procurement and supplies department.

The post holder will spend time in sections of finance, Accounts Payable, PMO and  CMGs spend the year in Procurement

Any particular skills or attributes you are looking for?

  • Proven problem-solving ability, and effective inter-personal skills
  • Computer proficiency in general office software applications (i.e. Power point, Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Strong written & oral communications
  • Good analytical and quantitative skills.
  • To able to run reports on P2P KPIs and support the development of Supplier dashboard
  • Have ability to handle and resolve all stakeholder/suppliers queries.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team.
  • Ability to outline and undertake research,  carry out user testing, undertake surveys and write up project
Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to www.leicestershospitals.nhs.uk 

Key Placement Contact:
Surinder K Peberdy
Performance & Governance Manager - Procurement & Supplies Department
Surinder.k.peberdy@uhl-tr.nhs.uk
Mob: 07908225769
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust 

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Junior Financial Management Assistant
Finance
07884174285
Description:

Placement Address:
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Infirmary Square, Leicester
LE1 5WW

The post holder(s) will be working in the Finance Department of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. UHL is looking to recruit up to 5 Placement Students in 2021/22 to join our Finance Team.

You will support your allocated Clinical Management Group (CMG) in providing professional advice and support in all aspects of financial management and business planning.

You will be supported directly by the Senior Finance Business Partner within the CMG and will have the chance to perform a role that provides a key link between budget holders and the Finance Department.

SCOPE OF ROLE

  • Reporting - The post-holder will support the production of monthly management information making use of the Trust financial systems.  The post-holder will post accounting journals to correctly reflect the financial position of differing parts of the Trust organisation.
  • Communication - The postholder will need to communicate in a concise and confident way with other team members, in both a clinical and non-clinical tone, along with other departments within the Trust with due regard to confidentiality.
  • Financial Performance Management - The postholder will be involved in maintaining and working with financial and operational colleagues to improve data supplied to support robust financial management throughout the CMG, such as costs of staff in post.
  • Analysis - The postholder will be required to produce ad hoc data and analysis on spend as required by members of both the finance and operational team.
  • Coordination - The postholder will provide a key role in coordinating a number of processes that span the team that help maintain financial control.
  • Training and Development - The postholder will need to be highly numerate and demonstrate a working knowledge of computer based software packages.  They should be committed to personal development.
Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to www.leicesterhospitals.nhs.uk

Key Placement Contact:
Phil Pollard - phil.pollard@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

 

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